- Module 1 | The Quest : « The Call » |March 16 & 17, 2019
What is our personal quest? How can we find meaning in our daily lives, and what are we called toward? Following the principles of great narratologists (V. Propp, J. Campbell, T. Todorov) and inspired by contributions from sacred psychology (J. Houston & M. Taleb), this first module lays the universal foundations of foundational myths and tales, evoking the “soul of the World” across different (spi)ritual traditions. If Life is a ritual journey, this spring module celebrates the symbolic, reminding us to reintegrate the archaic sacred (logos ≠ mythos) into a sometimes disenchanted, cynical, and disillusioned modernity to reenchant the World. Follow the guide!
- Module 2 | The Threshold : « The Sacred » | July 6 & 7, 2019
Continuing the journey of the heroes and heroines that we are, this second module questions and tests our engagement with Life by concretely addressing the “thresholds” of existence (E. Durkheim). While exploring the subtle nuances between the sacred and the profane in our contemporary lives (M. Eliade), this summer module takes us to the discovery of the “Axis Mundi” and the three dimensions of Being (kronos ≠ kairos). We’ll delve into Norse and Egyptian mythologies to place our “small” story within the “grand” symbolic narrative of Humanity. A sacred challenge!
- Module 3 | The Initiation : « The Rituals » | September 14 & 15, 2019
This third module is dedicated to the density and diversity of initiatory stages, through rites of passage (A. Van Gennep) and social rituals (birth, puberty, unions, separations, death). It dissects the theoretical and practical tools of ritual work in the broadest sense and the “numinous” (R. Otto), highlighting the significance of ritual initiations and keys to finding meaning in existential crises and trials (E. Kübler-Ross). Like Hercules facing his 12 labors, this autumnal module immerses us in the unconscious and symbolic death to overcome doubts, transcend fears, and embrace our shadows. Quite a program!
- Module 4 | The Return : « Integration » | November 16 & 17, 2019
A “return” to our communities is only possible for heroines and heroes who have surmounted challenges, defeated dragons, and integrated the lessons of their respective quests. Focused primarily on practical application, this fourth module concludes and consecrates the entire training cycle. By revisiting the sources of eco-psychology (P. Shepard & Th. Roszak) and drawing from the concept of sacred activism (A. Harvey), this winter module broadens our consciousness and proposes a constructive and activist approach to reenchant the world. Life is a cosmic joke!