Fri, May 20|
The Abduction of Kore presented by Sheila Langston
The ancient myth of Demeter and Persephone is an enduring tale of loss and return. Through the events and figures of the tale we will attempt to understand our individual abductions as well as the widespread loss of the feminine in our world. (via Zoom)
Time & Location
May 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PDT
About the Event
The Abduction of Kore: Transformation and Birth of a Queen
The ancient myth of Demeter and Persephone is an enduring tale of loss and return within the realm of the feminine. The motif of the abduction of Kore by Hades, and the ensuing devastation resulting from Demeter’s rage and grief at the loss of her daughter, is a potent and timely story which speaks to our world, as well as to the world within. In this lecture, we will hone in on the experience of Kore, imagine into the transformation which occurs in the underworld and celebrate her return. As well, we will examine related dreams, and ponder the deep meaning found in the figures and events of the tale in an attempt to understand our individual abductions as well as the widespread loss of the feminine in our world.
Sheila Langston is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst, living and working in Vancouver, B.C. She is an international workshop leader and lecturer, with creative roots in theatre and dance, voice and body work. She completed Marion Woodman’s Leadership Training program, and offers study groups and dream groups. Myth, dreams, and creativity, along with the truth of the body and the expressions of the soul, are the cornerstones of her work and of her life.
Sheila Langston JSV May 20$22.00