Feminine and Masculine in the World's Spiritual Traditions

March 15 - 19, 2015


According to mystical and religious traditions around the world, the deepest secrets of the universe and the soul are expressed through archetypes of the feminine and masculine. Whether through the Taoist yin-yang, the Buddhist qualities of compassion and wisdom, or the Jewish concept of God and Shekinah, we find subtle hints about the dual nature of reality. This symposium with a group of eminent scholar-practitioners will examine those hints. Through talks, we will explore the Tantric dakini (female “sky-goer”), the anima as taught by analytical psychologist Carl Jung, the Goddess and Mother traditions of India, the Jewish Shabbat Queen, and the Kabbalistic Shekinah. In workshops, we will work with texts and practices that delve into these mysteries.