The Existential Adventure

Autumn Term 2021 – Maturation and Harvest

A group process of systematic existential enquiry, committed creative production and spiritual expansion.

This Term is inspired by 16 Greek Deities (a nymph among them). These myths are our cultural pillars. The roots and original framework of western civilisation from a time when the “love for wisdom” was the fruit of committed labour. Gods and Goddesses expressed forces of Nature and also intimate human experiences. Through their joys and struggles, we extracted meaning to organise the internal and the wider world alike. Eternal and Mighty embody the elemental qualities that served to the construction and informed our perception of Self and relationships.

Programme of Gods, Goddesses and their parameters
Week 1: Introductions & Group Rules: Safety & Challenge
Week 2: Myths & Monsters: Meaning and Metaphor
Week 3: Zeus & Hera: Will & Power
Week 4: Poseidon & Demeter: Emotions & Instincts
Week 5: Hades & Persephone: Soul & Underworld
Week 6: Apollo & Athena: Reason & Sequence
Week 7: Hermes & Echo: Interpretation & Communication
Week 8: Ares & Aphrodite: War & Love
Week 9: Hephaestus & Hestia: Creativity & Forging
Week 10: Dionysus & Artemis: Playfulness & Mystery
Week 11: Theatre as Ritual
Week 12: Participant’s Presentations

Dates: Tuesdays from 6pm to 8pm. September 14, 21 and 28; October 5, 12 and 19; November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; December 7.

Fees: £900

Mode of payment: 4 instalments of £225 by direct debit due on the 1st day of every month starting on August 2021. The group is non-refundable, and the payment cannot be transferable.

Individual sessions: One monthly individual session is highly recommended during term times.

Required reading:Gods in Everyman: Archetypes That Shape Men’s Lives by Jean Shinoda Bolen M.D.