Friday Night Lecture

Initiation:
Archetypal Patterns in Ancient Greek Religion

Presented by
Bradley A. TePaske, Ph.D.

Friday, February 7, 2003, 8:00 pm

Opening with a discussion of "The Night Sea Journey," regarded by C.G. Jung and C.A. Meier as the overarching archetype of initiation, this lecture will explore one ancient's experience of this process of regression, ego death, incubation, and soulful restoration. Plutarch's account of Timarchus' visit to The Oracle of Trophonius will be amplified and related to central elements of the progenitor of all mystery religions, the Eleusinian Mysteries.


Saturday Workshop

Myth, Ritual, and Initiation in the Eleusinian Mysteries

Presented by
Bradley A. TePaske, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 8, 2003, 9:30 am ~ 1:00 pm

Countless millions of ancient Greek speaking peoples experienced the numinous power of the divine mother-daughter dyad, Demeter and Persephone, in the ritual cycle at Eleusis. Sadly forgotten today, the Eleusinian Mysteries celebrated the Soul's transport deep into the chthonic underworld and its spectral return-an archaic religious experience remote from the eccentricity of transcendental spirituality. Seminar participants will read aloud and carefully explore the foundational myth, the archaeological record, and the elusive visionary experience of the mystes.

Bradley A. TePaske, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst trained at the C.G. Jung Institute of Zurich. He also holds an MFA in Printmaking and Art History from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to private analytic practice in Pacific Palisades, Dr. TePaske is a Clinical Staff Psychologist with VIP Community Mental Health Center in East Los Angeles, where he treats children and adult victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.

It is suggested that participants read in advance The Hymn to Demeter-ideally, the translation by Charles Boer in The Homeric Hymns, (Spring Publications, Inc., 1979). A good version also appears in the text: The Ancient Mysteries: A Sourcebook, (Marvin W. Meyer, Harper & Row, l987). It would also be helpful to read Demeter stories and The Rape of Persephone in books by Kerenyi, or Graves.



 PLACE: 
Chapman University, Argyros Forum, Room 206 (see MAP)

TIME:  Lecture
Registration and social gathering
begin at 7:00 pm.

Lecture begins at 8:00 pm.

The Club Library is open 6:45 to 7:45 pm
in the Psychology Lounge, Smith Hall.
Workshop
Registration and social gathering
begin at 9:00 am.

The workshop begins at 9:30 am
and will finish at 1:00 pm.

Lunch is not included.
COST:  Lecture only
 members  non-members
Preregistration:$8$12
At the door:$12$15
Workshop only
 members  non-members
Preregistration:$20$30
At the door:$25$35
Lecture and Workshop
 members  non-members
Preregistration:$25$35
At the door:$35$45


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