The Heroine’s Journey
A Mythic Exploration for Women on the Path to Self
Guided by mythologist and storyteller Catherine Svehla, Ph.D.
Saturday June 3, 2017
Private residence in Joshua Tree
Where are you in your journey to self-fulfillment?
You’ve probably heard something about the “Hero’s Journey,” Joseph Campbell’s brilliant revelation of a mythic pattern that still infuses our lives.
The Hero’s Journey is now ubiquitous, but it doesn’t really speak to the life experience of women. Women and men do not travel the same path or face the same psychic tasks and challenges. In fact, Campbell said that women didn’t need to make the journey.
Tell that to my weary feet and wandering soul!
There is a Heroine’s Journey, and we will map it together, drawing on the words, ideas, and art of women. Through conversation and story, meditation, journaling, simple artwork, and ritual, you will explore your progress on the journey to self-realization.
Aided by the magic that arises from a circle of women, you will consider where you’ve been, and what lies ahead.
$45 workshop fee includes materials and a simple veggie/vegan lunch
Email Catherine for payment and registration information if you are called to participate. Registration closes Monday May 29th (Memorial Day). Don’t delay as I will prepare with you in mind! Additional details and schedule information will be provided upon registration.
“Down, down deep into the well that is my own true source,
deeper and deeper, emerging on the other side—
a woman, alive with her hands full of gold.” —e.g. wise
Dr. Catherine Svehla is an independent scholar, storyteller, artist, and activist with a PhD in Mythological Studies and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She explores the transformative power of myths and fairy tales, and creates story-based classes and programs that demonstrate the relevance of mythology to contemporary life.
Catherine is the founder of Mythic Mojo, where she consults with individuals on a range of mythological topics, and the host of Myth in the Mojave, a bi-weekly podcast with an international audience. She founded and led the High Desert Mythological Roundtable from 2009-2015. A recognized innovator in the contemporary field of mythological studies, Catherine received a New Mythos grant from OPUS Archives for “Blisters On the Way to Bliss: Toward a New Understanding of Heroism,” a project in the Joseph Campbell archives. She lives in Joshua Tree.