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The Secret of Love in Alchemy

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Date: Saturday 18th May 2019 Location: Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
Start time: 11:00am End time: 4:00pm Type: Conference Refreshments: Light lunch and refreshments

This is the first Guild visit to Brighton. In the year of our 80th anniversary, we are delighted to be hosting a day with Brenda Crowther on “The Secret of Love in Alchemy”. Brenda will give two talks, one in the morning and a second in the afternoon, with plenty of discussion time. Lunch will be provided along with refreshments through the day.

11.00 Coffee and Registration

11.30 Western Alchemy and Christianity
Followed by Questions and Discussion

We look at Jung’s discovery of alchemy, which emerged as an experience without a name, in his work on the Red Book.  With his lover and companion, Toni Wolff, Jung shared his journey, which also became her journey, and another dimension of Christianity opened up.  It was hidden beneath the surface of orthodoxy and theology in Western Alchemy.

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch

2.00  The Secret of Love in Alchemy
Followed by Questions and Discussion

The journey through the Red Book is essentially a journey through the unknown, through darkness.  As Jung warned us, it is best not to take the journey alone.  This implies relatedness or Eros rather than a heroic attitude.  The struggle to evolve this feminine quality in our era  is a genuine effort of transformation.  It requires an objective attitude and takes us into the demanding feeling qualities of individuation and away from a more rational personal development.

3.30 Tea

4.00  End