Anthroposophy course on Parzival
Rockport — Studies in Anthroposophy is offering Parzifal: A Soul Journey, an eight-week course beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, on the grail story of Parzival. The classes will take place at Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park St., and be taught by Cheryl Martine and Jennifer Green.
As part of the legend of King Arthur’s Round Table, the story unfurls from Parzival’s protected childhood into the tumultuous world of medieval jousting and chivalry, with the ultimate hope of winning honor in the service of the Holy Grail. On its deepest level, this is the history of mankind’s spiritual evolution.
This course will explore what it takes for a young fool to become wise, a picture that speaks strongly to our times. Using Wolfram von Eschenbach’s “Parzival,” retold in part by Wagner in his opera “Parsifal,” participants will follow the hero’s inner journey and relate it to their own lives. Artistic activity will accompany the conversation.
Studies in Anthroposophy offers an exploration of education, gardening, medicine, architecture, religion, science and self-development through the lens of Rudolf Steiner. These studies may be credited towards a Foundation Studies certificate.
The course will run Sundays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. through Nov. 10 (no class on Oct. 13); cost is $165. For more information, visit anthroposophystudies.tumblr.com; call 370-1246; or email email@example.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.