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PRACTICAL ALCHEMY: Introduction to Alchemical Meditation, A Course With Alexandra Buckner

  • Thursday, April 09, 2020
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 4 sessions
  • Thursday, April 09, 2020, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, April 30, 2020, 7:30 PM 9:30 PM (EDT)
  • Jung Society Library, 5200 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016
  • 14


  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students



Four Thursdays

Alchemy is a cookbook filled with directions and techniques for bringing unconscious states into the foreground.  This is the transformation of matter into gold.  That is, we use our bodies and physical senses (matter) as the transformative medium by which new consciousness (gold) emerges.  When we join the body and mind we create a third space known in alchemy as  heavy water.  This third space is timeless awareness, the medium from which consciousness arises.  This class will explore through discussion and practice how awareness of the field (heavy water or timeliness awareness) is a form of meditation.  We will learn  some of the basic alchemical processes such as calcinatio, solutio, coagulatio, sublimatio and how these processes relate to meditative states and can lead to new conscious awareness.  

Alexandra Buckner is a training analyst and is licensed as an independent clinical social worker in the District of Columbia. She has taught and lectured on Jungian psychology and dream analysis. She received her Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York in 1993.


5200 Cathedral Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016


Wednesday 10-12

Please contact natalia@jung.org 
to schedule a visit

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