This workshop will help participants understand how the use of myth engages individuals in shaping their own lives and “dialogue” with their “vocātiō,” or their calling. Participants will come to imagine how – by incorporating the common themes of myth and the character traits of the hero – they will become the hero or heroine within their own stories, analyzing a myth while the myth analyzes them.
"Your stories and personal experiences truly touched my students in many spiritual ways. I too was touched by your words and your message. You have a very special gift and when surrounded by it, we were transformed and enlightened. My students have written many notes of praise to you and I would like to forward them on so that you will know how you have empowered them with thought and an open mind."
- Kari, English Teacher, Ohio
4.0 CEUs available for workshop. ($28)
About the Presenter:
G. Kwame Scruggs, founder and executive director of Alchemy, Inc., holds an MA and Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, Calif., where he studied depth psychology and the use of mythology in human development. He also has more than 15 years of experience working with urban youth. He has an MS degree in technical education with an emphasis in guidance and counseling from The University of Akron. He also completed all coursework for his master’s degree in community counseling while at Akron.
His doctoral dissertation, “There’s a Secret in the Village: Using Myth to Engage Urban Adolescent Males,” was recently turned into a book by a major international publisher.
He’s been a featured speaker at the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology of New York City and is also a Certified Facilitator of the Akan System of Life Cycle Development (African-based rites of passage), and completed his first level of post-certification in Ghana, West Africa. For more information about Kwame and his work, please visit: www.alchemyinc.net.
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