Unlocking the Unconscious through Symbol and Ritual
What you'll learn
- Reconcile spiritual experiences with modern neuroscience
- Cultivate a connection with the wise self that lies within
- Understand the world's spiritual and religious traditions
- Have an open but critical mind
In this course we will cover some of the basic theoretical and practical foundations to working with the unconscious using ritual and symbol. I designed this course to help ground you in the scientific principles and psycho-spiritual techniques to help you begin your journey into the unconscious. It is, in a nutshell, what I wish I had known when I started this journey 20 years ago. By completing this course, you will be equipped with the basic tools and techniques for working with aspects of your unconscious mind that may have otherwise been inaccessible to you. You will also have a firm foundation on the theoretical underpinnings of how all this works.
In this course we will cover:
Where consciousness comes from and, importantly, it’s relationship with the unconscious.
How archetypes can be useful when working with your unconscious intelligence.
Developing a map of the mind to help you navigate the unconscious and work with it in an effective manner.
Each section includes a number of exercises to help you put these ideas into practice.
This course is for people who want to learn how to work with their unconscious mind in a way that is scientifically grounded. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to better understand and work with unconscious aspects of their own minds
- Scientifically-savvy spiritual seekers
Alessandro is a student of Cognitive Neuroscience and Multi-Religious Studies. From 2005 to 2011, he pursued a PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at Rutgers University researching expertise, sudden insight, and the default mode network. He attended both the New Seminary in New York and Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley where he received a certificate in multi-religious studies in 2020. He is also an initiate into Hermeticism, Druidry, Tantra, and a practitioner of Aikido and Taoist martial arts. His approach integrates the world’s religio-spiritual traditions with a postmodern rational-scientific approach through a phenomenological lens.