June 2023

Myth and Psyche


Myth and Psyche

by Thomas Moore

Email Sessions, Zoom Conversation,

Practice Circle

June 7 – July 7, 2023

“The study of myth is the search for that which connects us most deeply with our own nature and our place in the world,” wrote anthropologist Angeles Arrien in The Nine Muses. These traditional stories about gods, goddesses, nymphs, angels, and other beings each carry some insight into human behavior; they show us good ways to be and attitudes and actions to avoid.

It’s time we take another look at these ancient superheroes and see how they apply to our times. And Thomas Moore, who has been incorporating myths into his work for years, is the perfect teacher to do this. Moore is profiled in our Living Spiritual Teachers project, and his previous ten e-courses at S&P have been among our most popular.

About this course, he writes: “I will focus on Greek mythology, not because it is better than the mythology of any other culture but because I know it best and because it is such an influential element in our culture.” We will study some of the major deities through their stories:

  • Hippolytus (Euripides)
  • Aphrodite (Homeric Hymn)
  • Artemis (Acteon)
  • Daphne (Ovid),
  • Hermes (Homeric Hymn)
  • Oedipus
  • Narcissus
  • Dionysus (Bakkai)
  • Hephaistos (Graces in Iliad)
  • Odysseus and Kirke (Odyssey)
  • Alkestis

Moore hopes that this course gives you ways of imagining your experience that deepen your way of life and help you deal with painful issues. It is not a surface survey of mythology but rather lessons in how to use mythological psychology to see more accurately who you are and why you feel and act the way you do.

This program consists of 12 emails sent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays each week, beginning on Monday, June 12 and ending on Friday, July 7. We will have a one-hour Zoom conversation with Thomas Moore toward the end of the course (date and time TBD); the Zoom will also be recorded if the date is not convenient for you. You will also have access to an online Practice Circle to share your responses to the e-course and dialogue with Moore.

 (4 CEHs for chaplains available.)

June 7, 2023 - July 7, 2023

Growing Whole, Not Old: Aging Wisely with Deborah Briggs

Sage-ing (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) offers a new and viable approach to growing older.  It is a model for aging more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately.

June 12, 2023 - July 10, 2023

July 2023


Held at the beautiful Grand Targhee Resort in the Grand Teton mountains of Wyoming, ORTCON23 is an in-person conference exploring topics in Open and Relational Theology.

July 10, 2023 - July 14, 2023
Grand Targhee Resort
Grand Teton Mountains, bbWY
Map via Google
Thomas Jay Oord

September 2023

Awakening Mythic Imagination: Eco-Depth Yearlong

For those Wanderers who feel the underworldly pull of the soul into the luminous depths of Mystery to be further dissolved in order to experience the visionary gifts needed for their community and culture. 

September 1, 2023 - September 1, 2024
Online and In-person