Dear Dream Tending Community,
I am pleased to offer you this opportunity to hear my friend and colleague Robbie Bosnak tell of his new book, based on his decades of work exploring the mysteries and magic of alchemy. Known to many as a medieval “chemical science” and philosophy that describes a process of transmuting base metal into gold, there is much more to the story. Through imagination and dream, Robbie has allowed the intricacies of the craft to come alive from the inside out. As such, characters, settings, and extraordinary revelations became visible. Through beautiful, often suspenseful, storytelling, the book Red Sulphur: The Greatest Mystery in Alchemy has been gifted into the world. To journey the realms of the alchemical worlds, to meet the characters who inhabit these landscapes, I encourage you to check out this extraordinary, masterfully written book, Red Sulphur: The Greatest Mystery in Alchemy.
Tending Tuesdays is about supporting one another in listening to dream and imagination in a different way. Together, let’s discover what is being asked of us now. Let’s listen to the stories embedded in the living images of dream and imagination and offer back to the world their generative sparks.
Until next Tuesday . . .
In the dreamtime,
Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the founder of Dream Tending, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Academy of Imaginal Arts and Sciences. He is a world-renowned professor of depth psychology, an imagination specialist, and an innovator. He has served as an organizational consultant to major companies and institutions, and as a depth psychological content advisor to Hollywood film makers. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. He is affiliated with the Earth Charter International project through the United Nations, where he has spoken. Professor Aizenstat is the Chancellor Emeritus and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has collaborated with many notable masters in the field including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, Marion Woodman, and Robert Johnson.