The Alchemical Osiris:
A Myth for our Time
Thom F. Cavalli, Ph.D.
Sunday, April 17th, 2011, 3:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm
The mythology of Osiris, God of the Dead, originated in ancient Egypt's Old Kingdom and endured throughout 3000 years of dynastic rule. During that time, his image evolved from a nature spirit to God of the Dead to Lord of the Underworld. His mythology ended with the collapse of ancient Egypt but his spirit continued to transform and is with us even today. He is the impulse of life, the vibration that rhythmically moves everything in life, from the rise and fall of our breath, the ocean's waves, the cycles of sleep and waking, the seasons...life and death. We can tap into this rhythmic energy by relating to Osiris as a psychological archetype. By resonating with this primal rhythm we consciously move with nature, both within our bodies and with the universe. When we are out of rhythm, things go horribly wrong! It is time to bring Osiris back into our global, collective awareness.
The myth of Osiris is relevant to those who consciously work at individuating their lives. Dr. Cavalli will focus on an alchemical interpretation of this myth which forms the basis of his latest book, Embodying Osiris, the Secrets of Alchemical Transformation.
Thom F. Cavalli, PhD is a licensed psychologist in private practice for 30 years in Santa Ana. He is the author of Alchemical Psychology, Old Recipes for Living in a New World and Embodying Osiris, the Secrets of Alchemical Transformation. For more information email Dr. Cavalli at or: