Evening Slideshow & Discussion

Monday, March 13  Functional Medicine of Idaho, 3858 N Garden Center Way # 100, Boise, ID 83703, 6:30-8:30 pm. $10 donation or whatever works for you.

Tuesday, January 24  New Meadows  Public Library  6:30-8:00 pm, Free

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Why does this storyline continue to fascinate us?  Star Wars, The Matrix, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games. Same story, same cast of characters, different settings.

The adventures and archetypes of the hero(ine) is our human experience, especially our search for meaning and purpose.

This evening presentation will explore the rich terrain of the journey with art, film, literature, sacred texts, historical figures, and an engaging discussion integrating our own lives.

Receiving the Call & Departure

We may learn to recognize when a call is arriving.  There are different kinds of Calls and we have an array of responses.  After we accept the Call, we acquire help and must face thresholds, both external and internal. Then there’s the Belly of the Whale…

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The Road of Trials contains archetypes such as the monster, shapeshifter, meeting the goddess, tests, and the descent into darkness. How is that different from the Belly of the Whale? Why do we meet with divinity and find reconciliation with a father-figure? Who are our shapeshifters and how do we handle them?

Return and our Role in the World

The Hero must cross more thresholds to return to the world, and quite often he or she is not welcome. The hero has gifts to offer and must integrate all paths.

Watch my film montage here

About Renée
1. Renee 1st. Edit  -6001Renée brings a blend of perspectives as an educator, therapist, and coach.  She offers courses, retreats, community-building events and celebrations with Luminaire.  She taught high school English for 17 years across 5 schools and 2 continents.  Her passion with the Hero’s Journey arrives from years of humanities study blended with soul work from bodywork and coaching.  Her facilitator training is with Authentic World San Francisco and the Integral Center Boulder, bringing an Integral lens to this topic. She is in the inaugural class of the West Central Mountains Leadership Academy and is assisting in coordinating the 2017 Cohort. She is currently enrolled in yoga studies with the Himalayan Yoga Meditation Tradition. Read more at reneesilvus.com.