Psyche and eros
The soul’s journey home
Saturday October 21, 2023
16.00 – 19.00 UK time
An online gathering in the Bone Cave
In this gathering, we’ll dive deeply into the rich old myth of Psyche and Eros. We’ll walk alongside Psyche for a while as she’s tested again and again; we’ll sing over the bones of the story to reveal its wisdom and allow it to work its magic on us.
Psyche is the Greek word for soul, and above all, this story is about the soul’s journey home: the soul’s journey to and through eros. In Greek philosophy, eros is a universal force that moves all things towards wholeness and relationship with the divine. The many tasks which Psyche has to complete on this journey – sorting, fetching the golden fleece, acquiring the water of life, a descent to the underworld – have deep resonances for us today. How can this story inform and illuminate our own journey to wholeness? What does wholeness actually mean?
We’ll also explore the relationship between Psyche and Aphrodite: the archetypical clash between Maiden and Mother. What is the Maiden archetype, and how might we embody it? How do the ways in which we’re mothered affect our ability to belong – to ourselves, and to this world?
how it works
Our gathering will take place via Zoom, in a safe and nurturing space which encourages sharing as well as learning. We will enjoy each other’s faces, and break out into discussion groups to deepen our connections with each other. The session will include story, poetry and teachings, and will offer prompts to spark your creativity and illumine your journey through life.
A recording of the workshop will be made available to all participants afterwards, along with other resources which you’ll have access to for the life of this website.
After you’ve made your payment (below), you’ll be immediately directed to a ‘Welcome’ page for the gathering, where you’ll find your Zoom link to join, along with your resources.
How TO JOIN
The fee for this gathering is £45. Please follow the link below to make your payment using any credit or debit card. (For those of you in other countries: currency exchange rates change by the hour, and so we’re not able to tell you what the cost of this course is in your currency. This currency converter offers you live rates, though they may or may not reflect the rates actually given to you by your bank or credit card provider. It will, however, give you an indication.)
IMPORTANT: While paying and registering, you will be asked to create a username and password which will allow you to log into the Members’ Area of this website, select ‘Bone Cave’ from the dropdown members’ menu, visit this event’s ‘Welcome’ page, and so access the video and other material. It’s important that you make a note of these details; you won’t be able to access your resources if you do not have them. If you already have an account on this website, please make sure you use the same username and password to ensure you can see all your courses in the same place.
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Please note in particular, before purchasing, that no refunds can be given for this event.
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