Journey into the Underworld: Ancient Myth as Contemporary Guide
March 12, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota
3975 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL 34232
The story of Inanna, the Sumerian queen of heaven and earth, will provide guidance for our psychological descents such as: grief after a loss of someone or something we love, depression, or facing our own mortality. Using readings, discussion, ritual, creative exercises, and writing, Mansfield and Raffa will lead participants in a seven-step journey of descent and return.
Bring a photo/memento of someone or something you have lost.
About Elaine Mansfield
Since 1970, Elaine Mansfield has been a student of Jung, mythology, dreams, and meditation. She has worked with Marion Woodman, Robert Bosnak, and other Jungian teachers. Since the death of her husband, Elaine has focused on the inner journey of grief as an initiation and has become a hospice bereavement group leader. Her insights are explained in her book Leaning into Love: A Spiritual Journey through Grief and a TEDx talk: “Good Grief! What I Learned from Loss.”
About Jean Benedict Raffa
After a lengthy and life- transforming spiritual descent, Jean Benedict Raffa, Ed.D., began an in-depth study of Jungian Psychology, mythology, and her own dreams. Her books: The Bridge to Wholeness, Dream Theatres of the Soul, and Healing the Sacred Divide, are outgrowths of this ongoing inner work. A former television producer and college professor, she continues to give speeches and workshops. Her blog “Matrignosis” focuses on Jungian psychology, self- discovery, and the search for spiritual meaning.