Thu, 17 Feb|
Plato the Myth Maker II - Four-week Course
Sasha Chaitow analyses teachings 'hidden in plain sight' in the myths of The Cave, the Demiurge, the Myth of Er, and Creation. Feb 17, 24. Mar 3, 10.
Time & Location
17 Feb 2022, 19:30 – 21:30
About The Event
Plato is usually best-known for his hefty musings on philosophy and a forefather of ideas central to occultism. But few know he created a common occult practice: concealment of deeper meanings in the form of a myth -- the hiding of teachings 'in plain sight'. Sasha Chaitow's course explores four of the most famed in this light.
17 Feb. The Demiurge and Creation 24 Feb. The Myth of Er
3 Mar. The Other World 10 Mar. The Cave
Plato cannot be underestimated as an occult mythmaker, for each contains layers of meaning: the Latin occulere means to conceal, and gave us the word 'occult.' The lively, richly illustrated lectures their messages, but also their interpretation, impact and relevance.
Sasha Chaitow interdisciplinary scholar, an author, and an artist. She studied Greek philosophy in Athens and has drawn on Platonic thought for artistic inspiration as well as in her teaching approaches. A gifted educator, she has been an international lecturer for 20 years, with many publications on her research on the history of esoteric thought. We record the live lectures as they're happening, then post them online. If a student has to miss a session they can still see it on delayed view; equally, all can re-watch any lecture until the end of the course. The course has its own Facebook group, where people can interact and post questions. At the end, students receive further resources to go deeper, and also a Treadwell’s certificate. Details of 'Plato the Myth Maker' Part I