Who: Heidi Lindemann & Michael Perry
When: 6 Tuesdays
Fees: $150.00, members in advance; $175.00, general, $125.00, full-time student members and senior members
Continuing our deep psychic exploration of astrology, we turn to Uranus, the awakener. In the kriya yoga tradition, astrology is an initiated experience that allows exploration of the parameters of one's own psyche and life experience, rather than accepting inter-pretation by another. This course employs film, poetry, autobio-graphy, and music to consider the force of crisis, revolution, and chaos that shatters all complacency. The power of Uranus is sometimes described as the "lightening bolt that strikes delusion dead." Uranus shatters the comfortable delusions of every psycho-logical urge and habit as it awakens them, one by one. It tests the limits of habit, and where habit is no longer adequate to meet a psychic need, Uranus brings a jolt. It does this by bringing about conditions of strife, chaos, revolution, and potentially, greater freedom. The dark side of Uranus is that it can bring down an old regime without offering something new in its place. It becomes very important to understand the potentials of Uranus when you meet its energy in the symbolic life of the psyche. We will consider some of the key points during which Uranus impacts our life: the declaration of adulthood at 21, the mid-life crisis of the early 40s, the period proximate to retirement in the mid-60s, and the period proximate to dying in the mid-80s. Bring to class your birth time and place.
Heidi Lindemann and Michael Perry are lineage holders in the
Kriya Yoga tradition (an Indian alchemical tradition) and are authorized to initiate and teach Kriya Yoga and its related teachings. The techniques of Kriya Yoga involve a psycho-physical means of self-inquiry and are an initiated path to understanding one's own psyche in the context of the macrocosm. The Swami order is one of the oldest, continuous, living initiatory and alchemical systems extant. Heidi and Michael combine their experience to make yogic teachings accessible to western minds by use of comparative mythology, storytelling, astrology, and other symbolic systems. They are regular course leaders at the Jung Society, the Theosophical Society, and have delivered lectures on Samkhya Yoga to colleges and seminaries.
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