Star Sapphire Lodge, Golden Lotus Lodge, and Ararita Encampment will be hosting lectures by J. Daniel Gunther and Dr. Gregory Brown on September 5th and 6th.
The topics to be addressed are as follows:
Note: Saturday’s Lectures will be taking place at the Center for Inquiry, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
12 PM: “New Aeonic Doctrines in Light of Jungian Psychology” (J.D. Gunther)
The first lecture, in parallel with Dr. Brown’s lecture, will examine the parallels in Jungian psychology with the Thelemic system of Magick and Mysticism. Clear definitions of Jungian terms will be included for those unfamiliar with them, illustrated by Power Point slides throughout. Special attention will be given to the concepts of the Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious and the Archetypes. The progression of the Aeons will be explained in light of the discoveries made by Jungian analyst Erich Neumann.
3 PM: The Union of Opposites: Campbell, Jung & Crowley and the Inner Initiatory Path” (G. Brown)
Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley provided the Western World with a unique glimpse into the wonder of the transformative psycho-spiritual growth provided through the process of unifying internal opposites. Campbell elucidated the mono-myth as the outer journey of the hero or initiate present throughout world cultures. Jung cataloged the same journey from the vantage point of the psychiatrist describing an inner task of sequential alchemical marriages of opposites within the psyche, each bringing the individual a step closer to wholeness. This model of growth is well exemplified by the diagram of the caduceus. Crowley practiced mysticism and inner alchemy from the context of the Western Mystery Traditions after traveling the world to study with various masters, and demonstrated this in the form of initiation and ritual, externally in dramatic presentation which was to be integrated in the psyche of the initiate. We will explore the understanding and experience of the integation of opposites following the guidance of these three great thinkers.
Note: Sunday’s lecture will be taking place at Star Sapphire Lodge,3212 1/2 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214
2 PM “Parables of Thelema” (J.D. Gunther)
Crowley described Liber LXV, “The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent”, as “an account of the relations of the aspirant and his Holy Guardian Angel.” Gunther discusses certain symbols and parables that occur throughout the book, including: (1) The Parable of the New Birth (the parable of Persephone), (2) The Parable of The Pale Image (the parable of the boat of shining steel), and (3) The Parable of the Hummingbird.
About J. Daniel Gunther:
J. Daniel Gunther is a teacher highly respected and revered by his students and peers alike. His lectures and presentations have been hailed as dynamic revelations of Thelemic doctrine, while his engaging question and answer sessions demonstrate his collegial approach and sincere commitment to student learning.
Daniel has been an Aspirant to the A∴A∴ for over forty years. In 2009, his first book, “Initiation in the Aeon of the Child: The Inward Journey”, offered a new audience these transmitted doctrinal insights and revelations. These teachings were further elaborated in his recent book “The Angel and the Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II & III”. Daniel is a standing member on the Editorial Board of The Equinox.
For more information: http://www.jdanielgunther.com/
About Dr. Gregory Brown
Gregory Brown, M.D., is a board certified general and forensic psychiatrist who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Residency Training Director at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas. An overriding interest in consciousness and the questions surrounding it led him to experience with TM, Holotropic Breathwork, The Monroe Institute, the study of Alchemy with Dennis Hauck, and aspiration in the Thelemic systems.
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$65 For the Entire Weekend
$50 For Saturday
$25 For Sunday