Upcoming Courses for Spring 2020
Creation of Consciousness. Wednesdays, 3/11,18,25, 4/1, workshop on 4/4 (snow day, 4/8); 7-9PM; workshop, 2-4:30PM; $75; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
This advanced course offers an in-depth examination of 4 key documents that explore the basis of what Jung called the “new dispensation”–the Biblical book of Job, Jung’s “Answer to Job,” William Blake’s illustrations of the book of Job, and Edward Edinger’s The Creation of Consciousness—toward explicating Jung’s image of God and fostering an understanding of how we, as individuals, are meant to be carriers of the numinosum and co-creators with the Divine. The Saturday afternoon workshop will help participants connect to the divine creative source, by grounding in the present moment and accessing our deeper spiritual resources. Led by Sue Mehrtens and Cecile Leriche.
The Visual/Verbal Journal, Mondays, 3/16,23; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury, and optional Saturday, 3/28, 1-2:30PM, Waterbury Railway Station. $30; registration required; to register call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Welcome spring by freshening up your journal-keeping possibilities. Make your own feather-light, hip-pocket journal and/or modify an existing journal (which you will bring with you) to welcome all sorts of words, images, ephemera, drawings, paintings, photos, stamps, and prints. In addition to constructing the journal, we’ll generate assignments that will help us all be better “noticers.” We’ll practice new skills on the 16th and 23rd, then take our journals out to explore on Saturday, March 28th. Materials provided, but feel free to bring easily portable media. Led by Ann Turkle, MFA, Ph.D.
Introduction to Dream Work, Thursdays, 4/9,16,23,30th; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909
Using a wide array of psychological theories that underpin the study of dreams, this course explores the methods, experiences, and applications of dream work, drawing upon our historical and cultural heritage. Students are required to maintain a dream journal, and to attempt analysis of their own dreams and those of their classmates. Hands-on experience in dream interpretation is stressed. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Conscious Prosperity: Jung on Money, Wednesdays, 4/15,22,29,5/6,13th; 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $75; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
This course brings a Jungian perspective to bear on money, considering such topics as the “money complex,” symbols and money, archetypes and money, money and values, the link between money and the sacred, and vocation and money. Readings are drawn from a wide array of authors, Western and Eastern. Led by Sue Mehrtens
Introduction to Classical Music, Thursdays, 5/14,21,28,6/4, 7-9PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $60; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
In this class we’ll attempt to demystify “classical music” while listening to performances of beautiful music. Compositions by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler and many others will be included. Basic musical forms will be discussed, as well as hints as to how to enhance your enjoyment of the classical repertory. Led by Sam Sanders, lifelong musical enthusiast and, for 39 years, an audio engineer and sometime program host for Vermont Public Radio.
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation, Wednesdays, 5/20,27,6/3,10,17,24, 6:30-8PM; 55 Clover Lane, Waterbury; $30 for the series; registration required; to register, call Sue (802) 244-7909.
Come explore the basics of Mindfulness Meditation in this six-week series that breaks down the fundamental aspects of meditation into accessible and relatable segments. Whether you have never meditated or have a practice that you would like to deepen, this class is designed to make diving into meditation an open and inviting exploration in a supportive environment. We will learn to meditate on our bodies, emotions and thoughts as well as learning to be more compassionate towards ourselves and others. No need to be able to sit motionless and cross-legged for this class. Just come with an open and curious mind to discover the benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for your whole being. Prerequisite: an open and curious mind. Led by Maggie Mae Anderson, yoga and massage therapist, currently enrolled in the Brach/Kornfield Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program.