Ancient Dream Interpretation Understood Today
New Friday Lecture Series
The five-book Greek treatise Oneirocritica (The Interpretation of Dreams), written in the 2nd century AD by Artemidorus, is a manual on dreams, their classification, and interpretive tools. Dr Hoeller will elucidate the recently published book An Ancient Dream Manual, edited by scholars Peter Thonemann and Martin Hammond, giving new insights into Artemidorus’ work.
Friday March 6
The Master of Dreams and his Vision
Artemidorus and his inspired view of dreams. An informed overview with illuminating examples. Can dreams guide us in our lives?
Friday March 13
Ecclesia Gnostica’s annual Montségur Day liturgical event, in commemoration of the Cathars martyred on March 16, 1244. Includes Solemn Vespers Service and homily.
Friday March 20
Ancient Directives for Today’s Dreamers
Social, individual and cultural lessons of dream-interpretation.
Friday March 27
Artemidorus, Freud and Jung
The convergence of ancient traditions and new views of dream analysis. How useful are dreams to us today?
Manly P. Hall’s Vision of the Future
Wednesday March 18
Special Event at the Philosophical Research Society
Dr Hoeller will present a lecture in celebration and commemoration of Manly P. Hall’s birthday.
Holy Observances for March, 2020
Sunday March 8
Benediction of the Most Holy Sacrament and a Service of Healing (Evening service, 5pm)
Benediction is a devotional ceremony, the worship of Christ in the Eucharist. Healing Service includes Unction (Chrism), invocation of the Holy Raphael, and Holy Communion.
Sunday March 15
The Third Sunday in Lent (Sunday Eucharist, 11am)
“So when they continued asking Him, He lifted Himself up, and said unto them: ‘He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone…’.”
Thursday March 19
A Service of Devotion to Our Lady Sophia (Evening service, 8pm)
The monthly Sophia Service is particularly unique, comprised of a mystical, devotional liturgy and invocation of the Holy Mother and Consoler, the Divine Feminine, Holy Wisdom.
Sunday March 22
The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Sunday Eucharist, 11am)
“Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report: if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Sunday March 22
The Martyrdom of Tau Harmonius
“Remember him, O Lord, in Thy Kingdom, Thy faithful servant Tau Harmonius, bishop of the Gnosis, and a knower of the things that are, who like his predecessors of old gave his life and blood for the Truth that makes men free. “
Sunday March 22
Evening Vespers, and a Service of Healing (Evening service, 5pm)
Vespers are one of four kinds, unique to Ecclesia Gnostica: The Common Vespers, The Mandaean Vespers, The Vespers of Sophia & Mary Magdalen, and The Vespers of Martyrs and the Departed. Healing Service includes Unction (Chrism), invocation of the Holy Raphael, and Holy Communion.
Tuesday March 24
Day of the Holy Gabriel, Archangel (No scheduled event)
“Behold I will send My messenger, and he shall prepare the way before Me.”
Wednesday March 25
Feast of the Holy Annunciation (Evening Eucharist, 8pm)
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.”