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The Lynx and the Butterfly: Exploring the Esoteric Imagination

with Leonard George

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Three Workshops
Friday, April 30, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 pm ET 
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm pm ET
SPECIAL COMBO PRICE: Members $95/ Nonmembers $110

“I feel more and more every day, as my imagination strengthens, that I do not live in this world alone but in a thousand worlds.”
~ John Keats (1818)


Defining the imagination is like grabbing the wind. Imagining is ambiguous, ambivalent, creative and subversive. Controlling others’ imaginations has long been a means of oppression; but fresh imaginings can bring liberation and healing. And imagination has featured since time immemorial in the quest for the sacred.


Spiritual and magical esoteric practices like hermetism, theurgy, alchemy and Kabbalah have always been entwined with imagination.

In this series we will ponder ideas about imagination through the ages, connect the creative nature of imagination to the core esoteric traditions and unlock a tool-kit of concepts for the study of esoteric imagination⁠.

These three workshops are co-sponsored with the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred


Click HERE to read Meet the Teacher: Leonard George, PhD.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

Introduction: A Very Brief History of the Imagination
Friday, April 30, 2021, 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET

Esoteric pursuits like hermetism, theurgy, alchemy, magic and kabbalah have always been entwined with imagination. In this session we will unlock a tool-kit of ideas and means for the study of imagination. We will also reflect on the history of conceptions of imagination and their roles in suppressing and supporting esoteric views.
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Lynx: Imagination and the Well of Being
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

In old Greek lore the lynx was the cat with x-ray eyes, able to see beneath the surface of things. It is an apt symbol of imagining’s power to disclose esoteric depths. In this session we will explore some of the ways that esoteric seekers have understood and harnessed the promise of imagination. Participants will also learn techniques that open the esoteric world to direct experience. There will be opportunity for actual practice, and for interaction with other participants.
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Butterfly: Imagination and the Fount of Change
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 10:00 am – 1:00 PM ET

The butterfly is an age-old symbol of transformation. It is also linked with the imaginal realm, hidden from the physical senses and the mind’s thoughts, where potent forces of change dwell. In this session we will consider the role of esoteric imagination in evolution, review imaginal healing methods and foster communion with the natural world through esoteric imagination. There will be opportunity for actual practice, and for interaction with other participants.
MORE INFO | REGISTER HERE – FOR THIS INDIVIDUAL SESSION

WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THIS COURSE

  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course that requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click HERE to make sure your computer is set-up correctly

The Lynx and the Butterfly: Exploring the Esoteric Imagination

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  • 3 Session(s)
  • Apr 30 2021 7:00 PM ET

Members

$95

Non-Members

$110

Leonard George, PhD, lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Now retired, he was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Music Therapy at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C., and served as the Chair of the School of Social Sciences there.

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