Ladies, Goddesses, Grrls, and the Men who love them... see you Tuesday night! 6/19 at 7pm (RSVP at www.uprs.edu). Join us for this exploration of the mythic aspects of the Feminine from ancient times to modern day and how they inform our current culture.
From the times Marija Gimbutas first brought us the concept of the Goddess, and its image in the Venus of Willendorf, to the idea of Goddess in Every Woman, as well as Clarissa Pinkola Estes's exploration of the Wild Woman Archetype through fairy tales and storytelling, and its evolution into ecopsychology and the recent me-too movement, the very idea of the Goddess has been held with suspicion and scrutiny in a way the God concept never has. This lecture hopes to illuminate the problem of the Goddess and how it lives in women today.
Dr. Raïna Manuel-Paris holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica, and a master's degree in Film from Columbia University. She has been teaching Magic and Ritual and Myth and Symbol for the last 14 years at the Art Institute in Santa Monica, where she also gives guided meditations and somatic energy work. She is a published author of nonfiction (The Mother-to-Be's Dream Book: Understanding the Dreams of Pregnancy), poetry, and co-writer of the play Seeking Sophia, and her documentary The Bridges of My Father was selected for the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work with students, including many veterans, always emphasizes the ways in which one reconnects with Soul and the Soul of the World, Anima Mundi, and how to hold the tension between the inner world and the outer world in a way that engages curiosity and compassion.
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