The Center for Sophiological Studies

8780 Moeckel Road  Grass Lake, MI 49240 USA

734-445-7327

email: Director

Courses

All courses are arranged upon a rolling enrollment system (you can enroll and start anytime). Each course will include readings or films, video lectures, and written reflections/responses to the material covered. Enrollees may proceed at their own pace (no deadlines).

Enrollment form/agreement (must be filled out before course can proceed):

Seminar: Sophiology

A seminar focusing on: 1) the historical flowering of sophiology from the First Temple, to Protestant sophiologists of the early modern period (Jacob Boehme, The Philadelphian Society, Robert Fludd), to the great Russian sophiologists (Solovyov, Bulgakov, Florensky), to Catholic sophiology (von Balthasar, Bouyer, Tomberg, Merton, Teilhard de Chardin), to today; 2) the disclosure of Sophia in the arts, sciences, nature, and liturgy. 10 sessions. $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar: Meditations on the Tarot

Written during the 1960s, Valentin Tomberg’s Meditations on the Tarot is arguably the most significant text of Hermetic Christianity ever published. It is a work rich with meaning and insight and one could devote a lifetime to discovering its wonders. 22 sessions. $250

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Metaphysical Poets

An agapeic exploration of the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Thomas Traherne, and Richard Crashaw. 11 sessions. $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets and Mystics

An encounter with poets and mystics and the languages they speak, covering material from classical times to today. 8 sessions. Coming soon.

 

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening as Christian Path

How do we rechristen the agricultural cycle as a spiritual path? This course introduces a new way to think about our relationship to the cosmos, the earth, and the Christian year. 5 sessios. Coming in spring 2019.

 

Dreaming through The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz

The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz is one of the most enigmatic texts in the canon of Western Christian literature. In this course, we will travel through this work of sublime fantasy (and its wry sense of humor!) and find the Philosopher’s Stone (or at least have fun trying). 7 sessions. Coming in spring 2019.

 

The Hymn of the Pearl: Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, To the Wonder, and Knight of Cups

 An agapeic study of Malick’s three semi-autobiographical films. 4 sessions. Coming in 2019.