Instructor: Jerry Ruhl
What is a properly functioning mythology? How can myths help us live more vibrant and meaningful lives?
Properly understood, myths help relieve contemporary anxiety and suffering, showing us mile markers along the road of life where others have passed. Potentially they link the personal, the social, the psychological, and the cosmos. We will explore three timeless patterns: the Greek hero Odysseus finding his way home from battle through initiations into the feminine; Yudisthira, struggling to live with dharma and integrity while ruling a kingdom in ancient India; and the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, a modern man in search of his soul.
3 classes, instant access by MP3 download, recorded in the spring of 2015.