AND THE PLANETARY JOURNEY OF THE RED BOOK
A weekend with Liz Greene
Liskeard, Cornwall, England
5th-7th May 2017
Followed by an optional two-day tour of Cornwall
8th & 9th May
The Faculty of Astrological Studies
Heaven and Earth Workshops
This workshop is now fully booked but will be repeated in September 2017 by Heaven & Earth Workshops
This weekend is devoted to a study of Jung’s astrological work, and in particular the astrology that suffuses his own private diaries, known as The Red Book. It brings to attention Jung’s lifelong involvement with astrology and his profound influence on the development of astrology in the 20th century and into our own times.
This is a unique opportunity to spend time in the presence of Liz Greene, pioneer in the field of psychological astrology and one of its most revered exponents. See below for a full description of what will be covered during the course.
The weekend begins at 5pm on Friday 5th May and ends at 6pm on Sunday 7th May, and includes over 15 hours of teaching time.
Places are limited, so you are advised to book early.
Priority booking until end of June for students of Heaven and Earth Workshops,
the Faculty of Astrological Studies (includes SDHs) and the Centre for Psychological Astrology.
This course is co-facilitated by:
Evelyn Roberts DFAstrolS
Heaven and Earth Workshops
Carole Taylor DFAstrolS
The Faculty of Astrological Studies
C. G. Jung was one of the most profound of twentieth-century thinkers, and in the twenty-first century his influence continues to exercise a profound effect in a number of different spheres, including psychology, religious studies, history, literature, and more interior, psychologically orientated astrological approaches. Jung’s unique capacity to synthesise older religious and philosophical ideas and practices with modern psychiatry and psychology resulted in a large body of writings whose importance cannot be overestimated. Over the decades since his death, and especially since the publication in 2009 of his private diaries, entitled Liber Novus and popularly known as The Red Book, many scholarly works have been published about the diverse influences that shaped his thinking. But Jung’s lifelong involvement and expertise in astrology has been ignored, although he made it clear in virtually every one of the eighteen volumes of his Collected Works that astrology was of primary importance in his understanding of the nature of time, the archetypes, synchronicity, personality structure, and human fate.
This workshop will explore Jung’s astrological work from the time he began to study the subject, examining which astrologers he learned from, his ideas about how and why it worked, his interpretation of its religious and philosophical implications, its incorporation into some of his most important psychological models, and its applications in the treatment of his patients. The material we will cover is based not only on Jung’s published writings, but also on the correspondence and documents available in his private archives, many of which have never before seen the light of day.
Jung acquired a number of interpretations of his own horoscope from practising astrologers, and there are numerous horoscopes of patients, friends, and family members, in both his own and his wife Emma’s handwriting, found in his private archives. One of the most important things we will consider in this workshop is how Jung himself would have interpreted a horoscope.
Jung’s fascination with various late antique cosmologies, which preoccupied him while working on The Red Book, were, as he himself noted, based on an astrological cosmology that focused on the celestial origin of the human soul, the dilemma of planetary fate, and the journey of the soul toward its transformation and freedom beyond the compulsions of the planetary spheres. Jung's persistent concern with astral fate as inner compulsion, and his interpretation of fate in the context of 'individuation', are central to the development and application of his ideas. We will therefore consider the ancient and medieval cosmologies that Jung worked with, and the ways in which his astrological insights drew on these ideas. Finally, we will focus on The Red Book itself, and how astrology infuses both the text and the images of this remarkable personal and, at the same time, mythic human journey.
This workshop will explore historical sources as well as practical applications of astrological symbols. It is therefore not strictly an interpretative workshop, but is also one that takes into account a path of development steeped in the astrological history that present-day astrologers often neglect to explore. The material covered by the workshop may appeal not only to more psychologically orientated astrological students and practitioners, but also to those astrologers who have a sense of the importance of history and the relevance of how ideas develop over the centuries. Astrology does not stand alone, self-engendered and unrelated to other spheres of knowledge and exploration. This workshop will examine some of the same broader contexts that Jung himself spent a lifetime studying in order to create the unique psychology that was his great contribution to modern life.
Liz Greene is one of the foremost psychological astrologers in the world. She holds a doctorate in psychology and a second doctorate in history, and is a qualified Jungian analyst. She also holds a diploma in counselling from the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology in London and the diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, of which she is a lifetime Patron.
Liz spent several years as a tutor on the teaching staff at Bath Spa University and the University of Wales, Lampeter, in the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology programme which was set up through the Sophia Centre. She founded the Centre for Psychological Astrology with Howard Sasportas in 1983, and continues to be its Director. In 1996 Liz created the CPA Press, which publishes selected seminars offered by various tutors as part of the CPA seminar programme. Amongst Liz’s seminar titles, the CPA Press has published Barriers and Boundaries: The Horoscope and the Defences of the Personality; The Art of Stealing Fire: Uranus in the Horoscope; The Astrologer, the Counsellor and the Priest (with Juliet Sharman-Burke); The Horoscope in Manifestation: Prediction and Psychological Dynamics; Relationships and How to Survive Them; The Outer Planets and Their Cycles; Apollo's Chariot: The Astrological Sun; and The Dark of the Soul: Psychopathology in the Horoscope. Liz is also the author of many other books on astrological, psychological and mythological themes, which have been translated into a number of languages including Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil; Relating; Astrology for Lovers; The Astrology of Fate; The Mythic Tarot (with Juliet Sharman-Burke); and The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption. She is also the author of an academic work, Magi and Maggidim: The Kabbalah in British Occultism, 1860-1940, published by the Sophia Centre Press and available through Amazon.
Liskeard Town Hall
3-5 West Street
Liskeard is a small Cornish country town, near to the Tamar Valley and the beautiful coastal villages of Looe and Polperro. After the weekend, there is an optional two-day tour of Cornwall, including sacred sites in the far south-west of the peninsula, the Carnglaze Caverns and the picturesque fishing village of Polperro (see below for details).
We highly recommend that attendees plan to arrive in plenty of time to rest and settle in before our first meeting at 5pm on Friday 5th May.
Friday evening, May 5th, 5:00 pm - 7:45 - Session 1
Break: 6:00-6:30 pm
Friday evening is free time and we have several dining recommendations from casual to elegant.
Saturday morning, May 6th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Session 2
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Lunch
Saturday afternoon, May 6th, 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Session 3
Break: 4:00-4:30 pm
Saturday evening is free time and we have several dining recommendations from casual to elegant.
Sunday morning, May 7th, 9:00 - 1:00 - Session 4
Break: 10:45-11:15 am
1:00 - 2:30 pm - Lunch
Sunday afternoon, May 7th, 2:30 - 6:00 pm - Session 5 and Closing
Break: 4:00-4:30 pm
We may have a group dinner together on Sunday Evening. This would be optional and paid for individually.
This workshop will be professionally recorded and all the information copyrighted. We ask that workshop participants do not make personal recordings. All participants will be informed when the recordings are available for purchase.
Fees and Payment
to find full information on accommodation options, travel plans and the two-day post-workshop tour.
£450 – includes full tuition, refreshments, plus lunch on Saturday and Sunday. With this package, participants are responsible for their own accommodation.
£550 – includes full tuition, shared accommodation for 3 nights, 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and refreshments.
There are only 14 places that include accommodation. Please book early if you are interested in this particular package.
Optional Two-Day Tour of Cornwall, Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th May
Many participants will have travelled across the world for this workshop, so in order to assist in creating a more fully rounded experience for people we are offering a 2-day post workshop tour.
This is a part of England that is steeped in mystery, myth and fascinating history. On the first day of our tour we will travel by coach to Penzance, on the tip of Cornwall. This in itself will provide an opportunity to enjoy seeing a vast swathe of the countryside.
For this part of the tour we are extremely fortunate to have Nigel Breen as our guide. He will meet us in Penzance and take us to several significant sites. (Note: Some sites may be subject to weather and under-foot conditions. Please be prepared and bring proper footwear and appropriate clothing for possible inclement weather).
Today we will stay in the Liskeard area for the first half of the day and see some local sights: the Hurlers standing stones, Golitha Falls and the Carnglaze Caverns.
After lunch we will take a half hour drive to Polperro, one of the prettiest fishing villages in Cornwall. There we can spend time relaxing and everyone will have free time to wander around, shop, walk and generally enjoy themselves. And if you have never had English fish and chips by the seaside then this is your chance!
There is room for just 12 participants on the two days of this tour, so we do recommend booking early. It will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will be closed when we have our full quota of registrants.
Cost: £100 per person for 2 days. Guide and transportation included. Meals, refreshments and optional tipping for the driver and guide are the individual's responsibility.
Please be sure to make arrangements directly with your hotel if you wish to stay a few extra days and go on this tour.
For ALL cancellations more than 75 days before this workshop there is a $500 cancellation fee.
For ALL cancellations 0 - 75 days before this workshop, the fee is 100% of the workshop package price.
If a situation arises where a workshop has to be cancelled, 100% of monies received will be refunded.