The Heroine's Path: Re-Membering the World Ariadne's Thread and The Labyrinth
In the first episode of the The Heroine's Path, we focus on the theme of forgetting and remembering . First, we will learn about Mnemosyne, the mother of the muses and through art and story encounter the Greek myth of Ariadne and the Labyrinth - a tale which inspired the novel and movie The Hunger Games). We will discover the more ancient roots of Ariadne that connect her to the Snake Goddess of Crete and, as High Priestess, to the rituals of the Minoan Civilization.
We'll explore how the act of remembering the Good, the Beautiful and the True in our lives can actually change both ourselves- and our world. Through storytelling, writing practices,music, art and alabyrinth drawing ritual, we will find pieces of ourselves and our own stories that we had forgotten.
Video Streaming Coming Soon!
Suggested Reading, Listening and Viewing List:
Erik Satie, Gnossiennes (Dances of Gnossos)
Dr. Christine Downing's wonderful lecture on Ariadne, Mistress of the Labyrinth for the San Diego Friends of Jung can be found here. There is also a chapter on Ariadne in her foundational book, Goddesses.
Karl Kerenyi, Dionysos Christine Downing, Goddesses Walter Burkert, Dionysus and Greek Religion Rudolph Otto, Dionysus:: Myth and Cult Carol Christ, Goddesses Marija Gimbutas, Goddesses of Old Europe Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow, Learn more about this essential work on grief and ritual here Linda Fierz-David and Nor Hall, Dreaming in Red; reading the Women's Initiation Chambers in Pompeii
Information about Labyrinths:
Dr. Lauren Artress is rightly considered the founder of the world wide labyrinth movement. Her book A Sacred Path details her quest to bring this ancient tool of spiritual awareness to our modern world. Veriditas offers weekly online finger labyrinth events, labyrinth workshops and training in how to build and facilitate labyrinth walks. www.veriditas.org
Jeff Saward is one of the great builders and scholars of labyrinths. Here is his website, which is filled with fabulous information, including all the different kinds of labyrinths and instructions on how to make your own.