Hands On Soul Making: Exploring the Alchemy of Bread Making
Presented by August J. Cwik, PSYD and Heidi Hedeker, MSW
An experiential day is planned to ponder what is lost when day-to-day objects we encounter are pressed out of a machine, clothes we wear are mass produced, and food we eat so often comes “pre-prepared” with the alchemical process hidden from us. On this day however, we will be bread-makers, using ancient sacred practices we will mix ingredients and knead dough to begin the alchemical process. Then, with stillness and patience, we will wait for the alchemical vessel to cook and bring forth. The resulting bread, when served, becomes “manna” that brings nourishment to the body and “gold” to the soul.
Gus Cwik will offer a two-hour alchemical exploration of baking and eating, emphasizing the active imaginal elements involved. Heidi Hedeker will then lead the participants through hands-on bread kneading and baking of traditional celebratory breads such as challah, Columba Pasquale, fougasse and wedding breads from Crete. Join us to explore how engaging in handiwork rituals can enliven and restore us, bringing soul development to the everyday.
$85 | $68 Members
Lunch will be provided by Kendall College chefs!
5 for CEs ($15 fee)
Members should contact Terrell.Johnson@kendall.edu to purchase their ticket.