Calling and the Inner Imaginarium
with Sharon Blackie, MA, PhD
Tuesday February 23rd 2021 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm
The concept of ‘calling’ derives from threads in Classical Greek philosophy which suggest that each soul is incarnated bearing a unique gift that it chose to bring to this world, this place, at this time. That each soul has a unique way of being, a unique purpose, which is essential not only to its own growth, but to the world’s own becoming. How do we work with myth and archetype to uncover the threads of our calling? In this lecture, Sharon will suggest that each of us possesses our own unique inner imaginarium. We are each haunted by different images; we each resonate with different myths or fairy tales, and with different archetypal characters within them. And each of us identifies with different archetypal characters, myths and fairy tales at different stages of our lives. How do we uncover those patterns, bring those images to life, and allow them to shed light on the nature of our calling?
Dr. Sharon Blackie is an award-winning writer and internationally recognised teacher whose work sits at the interface of psychology, mythology and ecology. Her highly acclaimed books, courses, lectures and workshops are focused on the development of the mythic imagination, and on the relevance of our native myths, fairy tales and folk traditions to the personal, social and environmental problems we face today. As well as writing four books of fiction and nonfiction, including the bestselling If Women Rose Rooted, her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Irish Times, the Scotsman, and more, and she has been interviewed by the BBC and other major broadcasters on her areas of expertise. www.sharonblackie.net
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