Jürgen W. Kremer, Ph.D.

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Tristan and Isolde

Wagner and the Psychology of Romantic Love

Feb. 23 - Mar. 16

Santa Rosa Junior College, Community Education

2703 Maggini Hall, Santa Rosa Campus, $81

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Explore the archetypal image of romantic love through Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde, as well as the texts that precede this modern version (Gottfried von Strassburg, Bedier, Beroul). We will discuss how the images of Tristan, Isolde, and romantic love have changed across time. Presentations of the older sources will be interwoven with excerpts from Wagner’s opera. We will trace some of the changes Wagner made to the older incarnations of the story. After an introduction to Jungian and imaginal psychology we will use this lens to discuss contemporary interpretations of this mythic story. What is the meaning of the wine of love? What does it mean to wander in the enchanted orchard? How and why do death and love mix? How do we understand falling in love and relationship in our contemporary society?





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The three nornar, the fateful spirits of the Old Norse, weave destinies from thread that is spun from the sun and fastened to the moon hall. They work with the life giving force of the sun and the cycles of the moon as they reach into the spaces from which humans can envision themselves. Humans and their creations are nurtured by the imaginative act of the three women lifting from the well life force - aurr, auður - and riches of memory.

Our imagination is the horizon on which natural cycles, memories, plants, animals, and stars meet to create what may be generative and re-generative. The achievements of modernity may thus be part of our balancing for the future. I no longer imagine myself simply as German, the idea I have of myself arises from the gap of gaps, the Old Norse gap ginnung, and the world snake, miðgarðsormr, holds me in the home that has never been my home as ravens fly overhead and bears flatten my tent.



Jürgen W. Kremer, Ph.D. teaches at the Institute of Imaginal Studies and is a ReVision executive editor. He also teaches partßtime at Saybrook Institute in the Consciousness and Spirituality Concentration and the Socially Engaged Spirituality Certificate Program as well as at the Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. He is a scholar, writer, storyteller, and poet. Recently he has written about the impact of colonization, ethnoautobiography, the bear, healing and cosmology, his travels in Sápmi and various aspects of Norse mythology. He is a raven. He resides in Northern California in Wíci· lo· holma (Meadow Lark Woods in Wappo) or near Kabetciuwa, an ancestral Pomo place, today predominantly known as Santa Rosa. His ceremonial practice of radical presence is anchored on a patch of land called Waltoykewel, the Nomlaki name for the area (near Red Bluff). Part of his spiritual work of decolonization is grounded on this aboriginal Nomlaki land; here he meets with a community of friends dedicated to the recovery of indigenous mind and the practice of nurturing conversation. He can be contacted here. For more background information click here.




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