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The Eleusinian Mysteries: Vision Into the Abyss of the Seed

November 10, 2001 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


This day is deemed anodos (uprising) when we bring light to what was gleaned from the dark of ritual descent. Those who received initiation together at Eleusis were called adelphi (sister) and adelphos(brother) because participation in the mysteries led to familiarity. The initiates were encouraged to seek each other to connect, discuss, and amplify their understanding of the sacred mysteries. In this spirit, participants are invited to share images, dreams, or experiences which reveal the living quality of the mysteries. Please wear comfortable clothes, bring an initiatory dream, an altar object, and pen and paper. We will share a harvest meal at midday and close with a sacramental blessing.

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Virginia Beane Rutter, M.S. is a Jungian Analyst practicing in Mill Valley, California. She received her analytic training in both Zurich and San Francisco and holds M.A. degrees in Art History and Counseling Psychology. Her study of ancient myths and rites of passage through art history and archaeology is mirrored in her clinical work with men and women. She is the author of Woman Changing Woman: Feminine Psychology Re-Conceived Through Myth and Experience; and two books on parenting girls, Celebrating Girls: Nurturing and Empowering Our Daughters, and Embracing Persephone: How To Be the Mother You Want for the Daughter You Cherish. She is currently writing about Dionysian mystery initiation.

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November 10, 2001
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We offer Continuing Education Credit through NASW. The fee for CEU credit is $5 for the lecture, $10 for the workshop, or $10 for both the lecture and workshop. To obtain credits, please sign up before each lecture or workshop at the CEU table in the lobby.

Bring a sack lunch for the 45 minute onsite lunch.


First United Methodist Church, Room 202
1838 SW Jefferson Street
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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