- WHAT: Workshop: Myth, Death, and Grief
- WHEN: March 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
- WHERE: Trinity UMC, Community Hall
- COST: $75 member, $100 non-member, $50 student
- REGISTRATION & MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Discover the profound resources myth can offer us as we grieve the loss of a loved one and contemplate our own mortality. Death shatters the world we have known. It presents a profound challenge to our normal experiences of meaning. In this lecture, we will explore how the wellspring of the unconscious can guide us through the necessary encounter with meaninglessness and suffering. How do the archetypal patterns expressed in myth influence the way we address grief, loss, and trauma? What rituals does our culture accept for expressing our feelings of loss – and what aspects of our experience does our culture repress or ignore? We will examine Greek myth, particularly the story of Persephone and Demeter, and explore how changing our myths of grieving can make possible deep, necessary personal and social change.
Kay Todd received her PhD in mythological studies with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She completed the Grief, Loss and Trauma certificate program, designed by Janet Schreiber and Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, at Southwestern University in Santa Read More