Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. CT
Astrology and alchemy are cosmologies, and where astrology provides a heavenly view of the imaginal cosmos of the soul, alchemy presents us with a micro-cosmos. Like astrology, alchemy connects us to the gods, but in an earth-focused, substantive way. As the art of elemental transformation, alchemy is rooted in the natural world of fire, earth, air, and water. Meditating on the elements as psychological qualities helps deepen our understanding of these symbols. This lecture draws on alchemical images and archetypal psychology to demonstrate how alchemical elements form a micro-cosmology of the soul in astrology.
Safron Rossi, Ph.D. is a core faculty member in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies M.A./Ph.D. program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, teaching courses on mythology, symbolism, archetypal cosmology and astrology, and scholarly praxis. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, archetypal astrology, and goddess traditions. She is the author of The Kore Goddess: A Mythology & Psychology (2021), co-editor of Jung on Astrology (2017), and editor of Joseph Campbell’s Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (2013). She has published articles in many journals, and lectures across the U.S. and internationally. She is also a consulting archetypal astrologer. Her work in this area can be found at thearchetypaleye.com.