- The Philosophical Research School
- The Basics of Esoteric Symbolism
The Basics of Esoteric Symbolism
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7/8-8/5 (4 weeks)
(Four video lectures, weekly supplemental materials, and online discussion).
New materials are released each Friday for the duration of the course. You can go at your own pace—there is no set time that you must be online to access the materials and discussion forums.
All course content will remain available to participants for three weeks after course ends.
After registering for this course, you will receive an email receipt. You will then be enrolled in the course on the start date (7/8) and will have access to the first module at that time.
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.