Contemplative Studies Program Blog
Return with Elixir: Journey of Conscious Death and Rebirth Jun 09, 2022

My next book Return with Elixir has found a home and will be published by Inner Traditions late 2023.

Return with Elixir is a guide to conscious death and rebirth drawing of the mythopoetics of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung’s depth psychology, and the alchemical visualizations of Tibetan...

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The Departure | Return with Elixir Aug 01, 2020

The Hero needs to a find a mentor but they also need to know when to leave the mentor. In this clip from Return with Elixir, using the example of Jung's departure from Freud, Dr. Miles Neale discuss what that might look like.


This class is on the Departure. This dream I raise because it is a...

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Return with Elixir Jul 31, 2020

In this excerpt from Return with Elixir, Dr. Miles Neale introduces Joseph Cambell's monomyth, how it can be applied in our own lives and what to expect from the course.


It became clear that another level was necessary the progression to rise above the personal and enter the transpersonal...

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Solve et Coagula Jul 12, 2020

The motto of the alchemical tradition, solve et coagula, is the transformation of base metals into gold. It is also the heroic transformation of ordinary life, through trials and adversity. Dr. Miles Neale explains in this clip from Return with Elixir.


Solve et coagula is very encapsulating...

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Third Eye Drops Podcast | Where the Treasure Hides with Dr. Miles Neale | Mind Meld 176 | Oct 21, 2019

Miles talks with Michael Phillip of the Third Eye Drops podcast about:

  • death and rebirth
  • slaying the dragon and claiming the treasure
  • balance of the feminine and masculine
  • the power and necessity of social justice movements and the danger posed by their shadow
  • the origins of the...
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