The Basics of Esoteric Symbolism
November 15th-December 20th
(four video lectures; weekly supplemental materials and online discussion)
About the course:
The surreal stories, diagrams, and images of the world’s various belief systems can often seem too wacky and intimidating to ever try to approach. Yet, they are incredibly easy to unpack once you know the basic language they all generally speak.
The Bible, Kabbalah, Tarot, Alchemy, Buddhism, Hinduism, and countless esoteric mystery schools (to name a few) all tell the same story with, phenomenally, the same symbols. What are they saying? What’s the deal with snakes, lions, and triangles being used the same way by dramatically different people separated by continents and millennia?
To find out, join us for this course exploring their simple narratives and symbols so you can become forever literate in this timeless language. The goal of this class is to give you the basic tools of symbolic interpretation so you can immerse yourself in esoteric art, movies, myths, and seemingly complex philosophical systems with ease and confidence.
About the instructor:
Stephen Reedy is a multifaceted multitasker. As a filmmaker, he learned the transformative value of verbal and nonverbal communication. As a fancy-pants marketing guy, he learned the ways of emotional manipulation on a global scale. As a comparative philosophy dork, he learned that, miraculously, people from all cultures through all time keep saying the same mysterious thing with the same surreal imagery. What are they trying to say? And how? Exploring this with energy, excitement and rational functionality is what he’s all about.