Alchemical Art of Astrology
with John Wadsworth and Daniel Docherty
22 - 26 November 2023
SAOG Studios (Ruskin East)
Emerson College, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JX, UK
10:00-17:00 Cost: £385
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A very profound and practical course. It was rich with sacredness and zodiac mysteries. I really enjoyed it! Thanks so much.
Rebecca - April 2023
An experiential introduction to the twelve signs of the zodiac wheel, the sun, moon and planets, and the twelve houses or mansions of the sky. Astrologer John Wadsworth will guide us soulfully and poetically into the world of astrology, revealing the harmonic patterns between the twelve signs and the seven traditional planets that create the cosmic wholeness that has been known from antiquity as the Ptolemaic Order. We will explore the nested layers of myth and perennial wisdom within the astrological tradition that reveal the symbolic resonances of the signs, planets, houses and aspects of a birth chart. We will explore the different levels of the zodiac, its form and function as ceremonial calendar, developmental journey through life, map of the psyche, mandala of the soul. And we will explore the alchemical properties of the planets, and experience their animated presence through colour and sound, mask, movement and gesture.
Throughout the week Daniel Docherty will guide us through the various geometric constructions that structure and inform the astrological patterns. We will approach this work in a gently guided and contemplative way where the inherent symbolism of the forms will be elucidated as we go. One of the many patterns that we will explore and work with during the week will be the classical seven-circuit labyrinth imbued with planetary and zodiac significance. Toward the end of the week we will scale up this sacred pattern into an immersive and participatory astro-soul mandala that we will collectively enliven and be enlivened by.
We will also have the opportunity during the course to create an artwork based on our own astrological chart.
... lasting memories of being immersed in timeless magical moments and astonishing creativity!
Phenomenally warm, welcoming, abundant atmosphere and creative environment.
Great, creative course and fulfilled its name bringing astrology and sacred geometry together with art and alchemy.
Wonderfully creative environment with abundant materials.
John and Daniel worked so well together.
Lorraine - April 2023
So rich and deep - an abundance of blessings - Thank you.
Such a creative and inspiring marrying of astrology and sacred geometry.
So much food for thought and feeling ...
April 2023 course participant