The Great Passage


A series developed to help a person to experience that the great passage is as much a birth into a new level of being as it is a termination of an old stage of consciousness.

Whidbey Island, WA
July, 2008


  • Lecture 1
    This lecture deals with the transformation of the subtle bodies of humans as a means to consciously enter dream states. Topics include the four subtle bodies, a survey of dream states, the value of thinking backwards and the source of human compassion.
  • Lecture 2
    This lecture addresses the alchemy of solve and coagula as a metaphor for the personality and the True Self or I Being. Topics include, the eternal and temporal aspects of the self, the great paradox of physical existence, expectation and power in pursuit of spiritual experience, awakening in the dream and the spirit of place.
  • Lecture 3
    This lecture addresses the experience of the guardian of the threshold in the transformation of consciousness. Topics include, the consciousness of process, awakening in others, ambiguity and the dialogue with the guardian of the threshold, symbolic thinking, healing anxiety and the role of the arts in spiritual practice.
  • Lecture 4
    This lecture addresses the use of symbols as a doorway to higher consciousness. Topics include, the establishment of moral imagination, understanding sickness, the role of moods in spiritual research, and the faculty of intuitive thinking in establishing a spiritual practice.
  • Lecture 5
    This lecture addresses the tasks and techniques linked to forming organs of perception for experiences across the threshold. Topics include the action of the three gazes, the ABC process, entering my own astral body, exercises for entering the four bodies, asking questions across the threshold and the extended community of souls.
  • Lecture 6
    This lecture addresses the establishment of protocols for working consciously with departed souls as the seed for new community. Topics include, the difference between spiritual gifts and spiritual capacities, gesture and mood motif as an approach to conversation with the departed, concentration, contemplation and meditation, Hannemann’s theory of miasm as a tool for research across the threshold, the dinner party exercise and the role of hygienic prayers for the dead.
  • Lecture 7
    This lecture addresses the capacity to deal with anxiety by training the heart to form inner pictures. Topics include, anxiety and apocalypse, changing the thinking, the heart and the eternal feminine, the corn hero/heroine exercise for gratitude, foresight and gratitude as healing forces for anxiety.