Alchemy is central to Jung’s hypothesis of archetypes and the collective unconscious. The symbols and images of the alchemical process are archetypal in nature and a product of the energies of the collective unconscious, overlaid by our life experiences. Those images provide us with insights into the complex process that leads towards individuation and psychological wholeness. We will consider the stages of the individuation process, both from the perspective of Jung and the transpersonal perspectives of Titus Burckhardt.
Through the media of non-directed drawing we will review our psychological journey and current state of being as expressed through symbol and images that are emerging into our consciousness.
The weekend consists of a series of experimental drawings, teachings and case studies that explores the theoretical and practical issues of working with drawings. Discussions will be held that link the theoretical and practical aspects of the topic.
There will be several opportunities for participants to discuss and review their own drawings, if they wish to do so; and relate their experiences to their sense of Self, current life issues and early life experiences.