Ancient Myths & Wisdom for Modern Spiritual Sojourners
“A myth… is a metaphor for a mystery beyond human comprehension. It is a comparison that helps us understand, by analogy, some aspect of our mysterious selves. A myth, in this way of thinking, is not an untruth but a way of reaching a profound truth.” ~ Christopher Vogler
The word myth is saturated with numerous, sometimes negative connotations in contemporary times. Often, it is associated with being an untruth or fabricated statement. Yet, this recent use of the word ignores the rich, timeless value for which myths were originally conceived. Join us for an evocative weekend that will explore some of the world’s prominent mythologies in their original light and the wisdom cradled within them. Examples will be gathered from the Greek, Celtic and Norse traditions amongst other cultures. Throughout this retreat, there will be abundant opportunities to creatively experience these myths and connect with the parallels they offer to modern spiritual seekers and their personal journeys. Participants will emerge from the weekend with a timely and deepened awareness about the gifts and relevance of myths and the healing role they can serve in cultivating understanding and peace. A journal is a great companion for this program.
Check-in for this weekend retreat will begin at 3pm. Dinner is served at 6pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm. The retreat will conclude with lunch on Sunday.
Gordon Creamer earned his MA in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University. He has been involved in programming and operations in healthcare since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing and Hospice communities. Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Enhancing the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment and members of the LGBTQ community is a passion for him. In the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Gordon is also a certified spiritual director, who welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving.