Art as a Path of Inner Schooling

This twelve-month course offers an exploration of art and creativity as a psychological-spiritual journey, drawing its inspiration from what has been called the ‘Grail path’ of inner Self-development. The programme adopts a ‘spiritual scientific’ approach, based largely on the ‘Grail science’ of Rudolf Steiner, but also establishing respectful dialogue with the complementary ‘Grail psychology’ of Carl Jung. Robert Sardello has written: ‘’Steiner belongs more to the Aristotelian line, Jung to the Platonic’’: there is great value in juxtaposing the views of these two masters and allowing them to become mutually illuminating.

Monthly lecture presentations offer a variety of perspectives on the theme, followed in each instance by complementary meditative and artistic exercises arising from each topic, always in consolidation of the key idea that inner schooling is necessarily always artistic just as much as artistic work entails crisis, self-confrontation and individual growth.

Lecture Series

01

The ‘Science of the Grail’, the Sophia principle and the artistic path of ‘inner schooling’.

02

The ‘Three worlds’ and the ‘Twelve senses’: creativity and contemporary art practice.

03

‘I, Thou, Earth and Cosmos’. Twelve archetypal world views and the phenomenology of self-transformation.

04

From Goethe to Bauhaus and beyond: what artists can learn from ‘Romantic science’ and ‘innocent’ observation.

05

The creative matrix of the world: Artistic journeys into and out of ‘The Realm of the Mothers’.

06

Dance of the Muses: The Seven Philosophical Moods and the Seven Liberal Arts.

07

Art as Alchemy, Colour, the Rainbow Bridge and the Green Snake.

08

Apollo and Dionysus: the ‘two sources of art’ and the ‘two original sins of art’.

09

The ‘Three worlds’, the ‘Threefold human being’ and the stages of ‘higher knowledge’. The significance of waking, dreaming, and sleeping in self-development and in the creative process.

10

The Four Elements and the Four Ethers: The ‘Fourfold human being’ and the ‘Fourth dimension’ in art.

11

The Seven Planes of reality and the Seven Archetypal Arts: synaesthesia and the ‘Total artwork’.

12

The Shadow of the Sphinx: Meeting the Lower Guardian on the creative journey to the True Self.

Programme Content

12 live lectures

6 workshops

Reading material

Monthly art and ‘spiritual science’ exercises

Membership of dedicated student forum, hosted on Facebook

Additional videos, art, articles and reading and film recommendations throughout the programme

Programme Details

This is a 12-month programme.

 


 

The live Zoom lectures will happen on the last Saturday of every month for the duration of the programme. Lectures are 2- hours long, including time for Q&A, and start at 3.00 PM London/ 10.00 AM New York. All lectures are recorded for later viewing for anyone unable to attend to live, or for the purposes of those wishing to rewatch them.

 


 

The live Zoom workshops are scheduled on additional Saturdays. There will be one every second month, six in total. These workshops are 2- hours long, including time for Q&A, and start at 3.00 PM London/ 10.00 AM New York. All workshops are recorded for later viewing for anyone unable to attend to live, or for the purposes of those wishing to rewatch them.

 


 

The programme includes 6 additional bi-monthly workshops & feedback sessions for discussion of the artistic and reflective exercises throughout the programme.

 


 

Reading material is included and will be disseminated each month, with each new module.

 


 

Particpation in the programme includes membership of a private and dedicated student forum, hosted on Facebook, for the sharing of artwork, exchange of ideas and discussion with other students from around the globe throughout the programme.

 


 

Students will have access to all lectures and learning material for an additional 12-months after the completion of the programme.

 


 

Certificate of Completion.

Registration

PROGRAMME STARTS:

Saturday the 28th of January 2023.

Registration now closed.

Art as a Path to Inner Schooling has two payment options:

Option 1: Once off payment of  U$ 750 (save U$ 150!)

Option 2: Payment plan of U$ 75 pm for 12 months.

Once payment has been made, you will be diverted to the website to register and gain immediate access to the materials page.

Art as a Path to Inner Schooling has two payment options:

Option 1: Once off payment of  U$ 750 (save U$ 150!)

Option 2: Payment plan of U$ 75 pm for 12 months.

Once payment has been made, you will be diverted to the website to register and gain immediate access to the materials page.

For queries email anja@appliedjung.com

If you want to be contacted when we open for intake for Art as a Path of Inner Schooling 2023, enter the form below.

The Maestro

 

Your guide and teacher for this programme is Cyril Coetzee. Since leaving academic life in 1990, Cyril Coetzee has been a full-time artist and has exhibited his paintings both locally and internationally. His works are included in various public and private collections worldwide, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Standard Bank in London and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

In 1996 he was commissioned by the University of the Witwatersrand to paint a 28 square meter canvas for the William Cullen Library, an internationally renowned archive, for the 75th celebrations of the University, which was unveiled by Judge Goldstone in 1999. A large format art book elaborating on the themes, the commissioning and related works was published (T’Kama- Adamastor: Inventions of Africa in a South African Painting, edited by Ivan Vladislavic, University of the Witwatersrand, 2000).

Coetzee has curated or part-curated several exhibitions for the Standard Bank Gallery including: “Water: The Delicate Thread of Life”, 2011, “Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa”, 2014 and “Air: Inspiration-Expiration”, 2016.

Awards won include the: Helgaard Steyn Award (2003) and the Vita Art Award (1993).

From 2018 to 2020 Coetzee was the “artist in residence” at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, offering portraits and art sessions to visitors staying at the Hotel. Coetzee has also written a much-lauded monograph on the work of Harold Voigt, “The Poetry of Sight”, published in 2006.

Cyril Coetzee has a Master’s degree in Fine Art, and a BA Honour’s degree in English. To further his research into colour theory he has also studied at the Tobias School of Art in Sussex, and has done further courses at the Goetheanum Painting school in Dornach, Switzerland.

Coetzee has exhibited internationally and was invited to hold solo retrospective exhibitions at the University of South Africa Gallery, Pretoria, and the Getrude Posel Gallery at the University of the Witwatersrand. His portrait of Nelson Mandella was for the international stamp commemorating Mandela’s 90th birthday.

He has a lifelong interest in the study and teaching of Anthroposophy. In this programme Art as path of inner Schooling, the maestro brings his twin passions of aesthetics and spiritual science to bear in the individuating and initiatory school and practice of art.

The Maestro

 

Your guide and teacher for this programme is Cyril Coetzee. Since leaving academic life in 1990, Cyril Coetzee has been a full-time artist and has exhibited his paintings both locally and internationally. His works are included in various public and private collections worldwide, including the Royal Ontario Museum, Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Standard Bank in London and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

In 1996 he was commissioned by the University of the Witwatersrand to paint a 28 square meter canvas for the William Cullen Library, an internationally renowned archive, for the 75th celebrations of the University, which was unveiled by Judge Goldstone in 1999. A large format art book elaborating on the themes, the commissioning and related works was published (T’Kama- Adamastor: Inventions of Africa in a South African Painting, edited by Ivan Vladislavic, University of the Witwatersrand, 2000).

Coetzee has curated or part-curated several exhibitions for the Standard Bank Gallery including: “Water: The Delicate Thread of Life”, 2011, “Exact Imagination: 300 Years of Botanically Inspired Art in South Africa”, 2014 and “Air: Inspiration-Expiration”, 2016.

Awards won include the: Helgaard Steyn Award (2003) and the Vita Art Award (1993).

From 2018 to 2020 Coetzee was the “artist in residence” at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, offering portraits and art sessions to visitors staying at the Hotel. Coetzee has also written a much-lauded monograph on the work of Harold Voigt, “The Poetry of Sight”, published in 2006.

Cyril Coetzee has a Master’s degree in Fine Art, and a BA Honour’s degree in English. To further his research into colour theory he has also studied at the Tobias School of Art in Sussex, and has done further courses at the Goetheanum Painting school in Dornach, Switzerland.

Coetzee has exhibited internationally and was invited to hold solo retrospective exhibitions at the University of South Africa Gallery, Pretoria, and the Getrude Posel Gallery at the University of the Witwatersrand. His portrait of Nelson Mandella was for the international stamp commemorating Mandela’s 90th birthday.

He has a lifelong interest in the study and teaching of Anthroposophy. In this programme Art as path of inner Schooling, the maestro brings his twin passions of aesthetics and spiritual science to bear in the individuating and initiatory school and practice of art.