THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE –
a journey to wholeness
Centuries ago, the path of the heart & the way of the soul were forgotten. In the Grail myths, the well-maiden guardians were raped, the waters poisoned, the land laid waste.
Our times are patriarchal: we’ve inherited a worldview biased towards warfare, conquest, individualism, logic & the rational mind, & the qualities often traditionally associated with the feminine principle, such as relatedness, intuition, community & the feeling nature have not been sufficiently valued. We need both perspectives to work in harmony; then might we be able to restore wise & healthy relationships to ourselves, each other, & with the rest of the natural world.
Myth can show us the way forward, even as it records a time of loss & destruction. Through the lens of archetypal psychology & myth, especially the visionary Grail legends, we will explore a different way to be alive, with our unique gifts, in the world: a conscious way that can heal our own wounds & contribute something positive, healing, to the web of being in which we all exist. Healing our relationship with this earth, our home, is an urgent need.
As we explore the 8 mythic phases (as I wrote of it in my book mentioned below, further adapted for this century & its troubles) of this journey in relation to our own lives, we will each also be writing, quite literally, the book of our individual life.
Call it narrative therapy, personal mythology, or eco-soulwork. Or all three & more.
Roselle has a counselling qualification, has been exploring this psychospiritual journey via the Celtic and other wisdom traditions for over 40 years & teaching it for 26, & was commissioned to write a book about it in 1993: ‘RIDING THE DRAGON – myth & the inner journey’, Element Books.
NB this year-long course which began in January 2017 is for a private closed group of women only. However, it will be offered again both as a terrestrial & online course, & men are not excluded in this search for the lost anima mundi!
If you’d be interested to join a group in the future (the groups are kept small, for depth & individual attention), please register your interest via the Contact form.
MY BLOG features many posts on this and related subjects. The latest is this one. You might also be interested in my annual weeklong retreat in West Cornwall, The Land’s Wild Magic, during which we visit several of the iconic Cornish wells, bringing actuality and metaphor together in quite a powerful way.
Top photo B Grundbacher; bottom is Chalice Well, Glastonbury