Stephen will be one of the teachers from May 31-June 5 at the upcoming Great Mother and New Father Conference.
Character, Language, and the Art of Growing Down
May 31 – June 8, 2014
“Deeply I go down into myself. My god is dark and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“Transcendence doesn’t interest me; unity is boring.” – James Hillman
An old Siberian folk tale claims that when the right bride appears for the son of the Khan she will arrive from a wild place – and when she speaks, precious red beads will pour from her mouth and black sable will stroll where she walks. Through the threading of these beads into a necklace, every bead becomes a story, a dance, a ritual, an art form that revives and deepens the cultural life of the community. The wild is wedded to the village.
This year’s meeting is a gathering of those red beads to celebrate the past, present and future of the fortieth year of the conference.
We ask the question: are we individually, culturally, and communally still tuned to recognize the arrival of such a being? What are the stories the West tells itself in private?
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