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Engaging the Feminine Heroic: A Mythic Journey of Creative Discovery for Women Week of July 7-12, 2019

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The Feminine Heroic can be difficult to recognize, much less access, because our culture is so grounded in the masculine heroic ideal. But it’s time to tell her side of the story! Whereas the essential goal of the hero's journey is to discover, defend and establish our Self in the world, the great achievement of the feminine quest is communion, connection and relatedness to our own inner life and to the Other. Therefore, it isn't grit or physical prowess that gives the feminine her heroic stature, it is her courage to descend into the dark, forbidding places that lie within and reclaim the creative treasure buried there.

Because the story of our humanity is encoded in all epic mythologies, we use mythic storytelling in this workshop as a means of grounding our writing in the archetypal human dramas that we all inescapably reenact. In order to bypass the critical voices that obstruct the creative flow, you are invited to a guided initiation into the feminine realm using timed writing, ritual and play. With nurturing support, you will discover the challenge and the surprising ease with which you can access layers of depth and meaning in your writing and in your own life. This workshop is creativity focused, and is designed for writers and artists of all skill levels and anyone who wants to take their creative work to a deeper level. This workshop is for women only. All self-identifying women are welcome.

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