Lesson One: An Introduction to the Art of the Altar We’ll explore how an altar can be a significant gift to your creative life. You’ll learn how to lay the foundation for your personal altar, choosing the right space for this energetic focal point.
Lessons Two, Three, Four & Five: Encountering the Four Directions – North, South, West and East Embark on a voyage of discovery with each of the four directions. Learn the grounding power of North, the fiery aliveness of South, the mutable energy of West and the fresh dawn of East. Create a connection with each of these energies to make them powerful allies in your life and in your work.
Lesson 6: Focus & Activate Activate the energy of your altar, imbuing it with a sense of purpose and belief.
Bonus Lesson 1: Tending to Your Altar Like a garden, an altar thrives when tended. Learn strategies for keeping your altar alive and meaningful so it can serve as an ongoing support for you and for your life.
Bonus Lesson 2: Traveling Learn how to make an altar wherever you are with whatever you have so that you always have access to beauty, meaning and focus.
A Community Explore the art of the altar and the power of the four directions in a community of like-minded creative spirits. Share discoveries, insights and inspirations as well as creative expressions of your deepening understanding of the Art of the Altar.
A Guide I have been a student of these universal energies for most of my life and I am delighted to go on this journey of creation and exploration with you. I have experienced the magic that is possible at the intersection of spirit and creativity. That is what I want for you as you create and experience The Art of the Altar.
Format: This is an online e-course delivered through a series of video lessons.
Schedule: The Art of the Altar course runs July 12 to 29, though you can participate at your own pace and in your own time. Lessons will be released on Wednesdays & Saturdays.
Wed July 12: Welcome & Foundation
Sat July 15: North
Wed July 19: South
Sat July 22: West
Wed July 26: East
Sat July 29: Focus & Activate plus bonus lessons on Tending and Traveling
Supplies: This course is designed to be both personal and flexible. You will discover the components of your altar as you journey through the course. You will be able to use items you own or that you find in your environment. You are also welcome to invest in new additions, if you like.
You will need:
a location for the creation of your altar
symbolic objects (you’ll choose these throughout the course)
a camera (optional)
Community: private Facebook group
Your Guide: Jamie Ridler MA CPCC