Advanced Imagery will meet each Monday from October 23, 2023 – May 13, 2024 | 5:45PM – 7:30 PM EDT (US)
This course is for everyone concerned about climate change and willing to explore and apply the power of dreaming to outer manifestation. Learn how to change the world, one dream at a time.
During this course, you will develop an in-depth understanding of dreaming as a form of inner action that powerfully manifests outer results. We are co-creators. We dream the world into being. Have we dreamed the world into a climate nightmare? What can we, as a dreaming community stretched out across the world, do?
Our theme this year expands on our exploration of climate issues by shifting our perspective from the human to the non-human world.
Are we placed in the world by an omnipotent deity to subdue and dominate nature and its creatures or are we part of the world as much as animals, trees, rivers, rocks? Are we, like animals, trees, rivers, rocks, a linchpin in the grand design of ecology? Can we, by shifting our consciousness, return to alignment? And if so, will this affect climate change?
How can we understand other species, rocks, rivers, trees, animals, if they haven’t the language to communicate? Or do they and we simply haven’t learnt their language? Are they sentient in any respect?
By embodying different natural forms, we can learn something of consciousness from the rocks, the rivers, the trees, the sea creatures, the winged creatures, the creepy crawlies, the mammals. Like our ancestors the shamans of the cave paintings, like the Native American wise teachers or King David and his followers, we will learn from imaginal experience to embody the qualities of these magnificent non-humans, to sing with them, to dance with them. Using ancient fables, animal encounters in the Bible, the words of the Omnipotent One in Job or the ecstatic Perek Shira attributed to King David we will learn from the rooster, the bear, the whale, the earthworm. Our consciousness will be vastly enlarged and our joy in the Creator’s many splendored universe will begin our work of bringing us all, rocks, rivers, trees, animals, humans, back into alignment
We, as a community of co-creators, can activate the tikkun (correction) and help to turn this situation around. Outer action is of the utmost importance, but inner action starts all true manifestation. Our work this year will be to develop through imagery exercises and using the model of the Tree of Life, a new consciousness in which we are not separate from nature, but instead participating full heartedly with the stars, water, fire, air, earth, rocks, plants and animals, in restoring our planet to its magnificence.
Saphire® Imagery is central to all we teach at the School. Based on an ancient practice, it offers an innovative way to access the portal to transformation that exists in each of us. The uniqueness of Saphire® is the jolt contained in each short imagery exercise that, seemingly like “abracadabra” opens the doors to your subconscious and plunges you straight into your dreaming mind.
Saphire® Imagery is the practice of inner vision. It teaches you how to short-circuit your inner chatter and hone into the image that speaks louder than a thousand words. Quick, revelatory, surprising, it is an event to be experienced. You will gain immediate access to your creativity, truth and inner guidance.
The class is open to those who have either taken Beginners’ Imagery or with Catherine’s approval based on previous participation with Catherine or one of SOI’s senior teachers. To confirm if you can attend this class, send our school administrator, an email at email@example.com
The SOI 2023-24 Calendar
October 23, 2023 – May 18, 2024
October 23 – December 15, 2023
Part 1: January 22 – March 29, 2023
Part 2: May 1 – 17, 2024
Breaks – no classes or sessions
December 16, 2023 – January 22, 2024
April 1 – April 30, 2024