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Sophia’s Sparks

Return of Light in Matter

Re animating the World Soul

Alchemical Pathways to Individuation through the Tree of Life

Aurora Consurgens

Online course begins Saturday, October 3rd 2020. Full online format via Zoom can be accessed from anywhere. Space is limited. 

In this course we will explore the 11 spheres of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and work with its correspondences linking Cosmos (Astrology), Psyche (Dreams), and Matter (Alchemy). Inviting dreams and engaging through art, ritual, music, movement and discussion, we form an interactive healing community and create a Temenos in these times of immense personal and collective Transformation.

Drawing from the wisdom of C.G. Jung and Marion Woodman and others as well as ourselves, we will make the journey together to embody the Spirit of Wisdom, Sophia, as she awakens in ourselves and the world we inhabit.

This course is imparted via Zoom and can be taken from anywhere in the world. Sessions will be recorded, no need to attend live.

Cost $ 360 paid in full, or two installments of $ 185. Contact me for details.

Scholarships available for those in financial hardship, please inquire. 

Attendance is limited, advanced registration recommended. 

This course can be taken as Part II of The Mystic Fool / A Fool’s Odyssey or it can be taken on its own. 

** Recorded Classes available for purchase **

The Mystic Fool

Unveiling Masks & Mirrors of the SELF in Tarot

10-Module Online Transformational Course

Full Online Format, pre-recorded class

The right way to wholeness is made up of…fateful detours and wrong turnings. It is a longhissima via, not straight but snakelike, a path that unites the opposites in the manner of the guiding caduceus, a path whose labryrinthine twists and turns are not lacking in terrors.

– CG Jung, Psychology and Alchemy

Join Eva Rider, MA, LMFT, for a 9-module transformational journey through the Tarot

Why is Tarot relevant?

The Tree of Life, mapped with Tarot, offers a mandala for the soul’s journey to consciousness.

The Archetypal Images of the Tarot’s Major Arcana serve as a guide through the alchemical changes that initiate us to reclaiming the Self. In a time of vast planetary changes, polarities, transitions, quickening and metamorphosis, it’s easy to find ourselves caught in grief, fear and despair.

We are on a journey of initiation to learn to inhabit our role as creator, mediator and steward of the gods. Through close examination of the Major Arcana of the Tarot, we find that ancient archetypal pathways reveal the masks and mirrors of ourselves and the initiations we undergo on our path to consciousness.

The Ancient Hermetic Tree of Life serves as a ladder for the archetypal Fool’s return journey to source along the winding Serpent Path.The initiatory paths of the 22 tarot cards of the Major Arcana symbolize and embody the masks we wear and the mirrors we encounter as we face shadows in our evolving selves.

The Fool is an apt symbol of the journeying Self in each of us. Our individual pathways are unique but we must each undergo initiations of the Collective that lead us from folly to wisdom.

As we focus on the Archetypal realm, big life dream images may emerge and be integrated as we invite imagination, dreams, music and story.

Be prepared for an opportunity for powerful transformation and connecting with your own soul as you engage with the Tarot in this unique online series.

EVA RIDER MA, LMFT is a Board member of Depth Psych Alliance and a licensed Jungian Depth Psychotherapist, workshop leader, group facilitator and lecturer. She has taught grad classes at JFK U in Jungian Psychology, Dreamwork and Myth, and in US and Canada on “Jung, Alchemy and Hermetic Tree of Life,” “The Fool’s Journey in Tarot,” “Fairytales and Dreams,” Sacred Geometry and Divination

Eva holds degrees from McGill University and JFK in Clinical Psychology. She has worked extensively with Marion Woodman and Mary Hamilton (movement) Leadership Training, and holds certifications in Hypnotherapy, SoulCollage®, and Movement-Expression®. She is currently completing certification in TRE® (Trauma and Tension Release)

Sample Eva’s teaching style through this past teleseminar on Jung, Alchemy and the Tree of Life.


The Fool’s Journey

Archetypal Patterns in Tarot on the Road to Individuation

fool tarot

   “If the Fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise” – William Blake

An Introduction to the 22 keys of the Major arcana of the Tarot. A Depth psychological exploration of this profound system of images can reveal the soul’s Initiatory pathways towards wholeness and its embodiment in the World Soul or Anima Mundi.


Snow White 715

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
An Alchemical Guide to Reclaiming SELF

 “Fairy tales are the purest and simplest expression of collective unconscious  psychic processes. Therefore their value for the scientific investigation of the  unconscious exceeds that of all other material. They represent the archetypes in  their simplest, barest, and most concise form.” ~ Marie Louise Von Franz  ‘Interpretation of Fairy Tales’

Entering into the heart of this beloved fairy tale via multi-directional pathways: We will exploring alchemy, dreams, music and art as they intersect and open our creative expression and deepen insights into the mystery and messages for discovering meaning in our own lives.

 Presenter : Eva Rider M.A.
Talk : Wed. July 22nd 7:30-9:30 pm (alone $30.00 incl HST)
Talk and Workshop : Wed. July 22nd, & Thurs. July 23rd 11:00 am-6:00 pm
($140.00 incl HST)
Location: Silence, 46 Essex St., Guelph, ON