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Paradoxes of Race and Gender: The Wisdom of Dynamic Balance
This paper is born from the reflections that emerged through the Dialectica course held by Ubiquity University in the summer of 2021. Dialectica is the second in the system of the seven liberal arts. This system has come down to us from Greek antiquity through the medieval academy grounded in Chartres between the years 1000 and 1200 AD.
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Coniunctio: The Theme of Sexuality and Relationships in Alchemy
This paper is based on C.G. Jung’s interpretation of Alchemy as an allegoric description of inner psychospiritual transformation processes that draw directly from the personal and collective unconscious. Based on this hypothesis, the alchemical themes point to archetypal psychological contents and psychic processes that apply to everyday experience.
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The Art of Pattern Hunting
This paper is a perspective on a body of teachings, commonly referred to as “Toltec Wisdom,” that originated in central Mexico around the X-XII centuries AD, and had its spiritual and cultural epicenter in Teotihuacán.
The Toltec Wisdom teachings are based on an understanding of reality that is both complex and profound.
Two Different Red Books
“A Myth for Our Times” is the title of a series of lectures given by Becca Tarnas on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien, 2013). The lecture material is collected and condensed in Journey to the Imaginal Realm (Tarnas, 2019), a deep yet lightweight companion book to Tolkien’s masterwork.
This paper is born out of the study of Carl Gustav Jung’s Red Book, under the guidance of Jungian analyst Brenda Crowther. Among all of Jung’s work, the Red Book stands out as the document of an intense self-exploration. Journeying through the layers of his psyche, Jung uncovered archetypal images that put before him complex ethical and spiritual problems.
Trauma, Transformation, and Time
University in 2020. The course is part of a yearly series of summer intensives held in Chartres, and dedicated to one of the seven liberal arts: Grammatica, Dialectica, Retorica, Musica, Aritmetica, Geometrica, and Astronomica. The core theme of the 2020 edition was trauma and its transformation, both individual and collective.
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