Wedding of Sophia

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Wedding of Sophia

The Wedding of Sophia
The Divine Feminine in Psychoidal Alchemy
by Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D.

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Jeff Raff has written about the ally (which has been called many different names in different traditions) in his books Jung and the Alchemical Imagination, Healing the Wounded God, and The Wedding of Sophia. Here, he shares with readers the techniques he has developed and taught in his workshops and lectures for achieving intimate contact with the divine. The ally is a divine being—a face of God—that is unique to every being. It appears in the imaginal realm to partner with a specific person; but it has to wait for its human partner to seek it. The person has to learn how to enter the imaginal realm to meet and relate with the ally, and to that effect, Raff has designed a progressive series of exercises. Starting with imagination-building practices, he takes you through learning how to identify your ally, learning its name, and obtaining guidance from it. Intermediate and advanced exercises teach you how to deepen your relationship with the ally and bring it into everyday life. A relationship with your ally is a two-way street in that your attention to its existence in the imaginal realm makes it manifest in the material world, while the ally helps you achieve self-realization and gnosis in the literal sense of the word.

Sufi mystics centuries ago . . . believed that uniqueness was one of the most significant attributes of human existence. If this is so, they wondered, is it likely that God or the Holy Spirit—the agent responsible for religious inspiration and prophecy—would only offer universal truths? They supposed that it was in fact much more likely that both God and the Holy Spirit would provide individual revelations to correspond with the uniqueness of the person receiving the revelation. If we accept the Sufi premise, it is possible to imagine a spiritual teaching that encourages each individual to seek his or her own revelation of truth and relationship to God.
—from the Introduction

Jeffrey Raff, Ph.D., attended the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich, graduating as a diplomate Jungian analyst. He has been in private practice since 1976, and gives classes, seminars, and workshops all over the country on Jungian psychology and alchemy. He lives in Littleton, Colorado.

2003.
ISBN: 978-0892540662
192 Pages, 5-1/2″ x 8-3/8″.
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