The crisis and opportunity of our age is that we are in-between stories. We know that the ‘old story’ does not work anymore and we do not yet have a compelling ‘new story’ to replace it – though many are trying to find or define one in this time of emergence.
In this increasingly tense ‘story gap’ as we leave behind the Piscean Age, there is a unique opportunity to dream into, shape, and consciously evolve a ‘future–fit’ culture for a sustainable planet.
“If you want to change a story the easiest way to do it is to change the leading actors on your stage.” Richard Olivier
This experiential workshop will use the frame of the 10 planetary archetypes as a tool to release the positive potential for creative engagement with our futures, both personally and collectively.
“You do the Gods or the Gods do you…” Laurence Hillman
The work will be guided by a synthesis of Archetypal Astrology and Mythodramatic techniques. Participants will learn to identify and explore the Archetypal Patterning they are currently in – noticing both the gifts and the shadows in play today. We will then rehearse and explore potential new archetypal patterns that might make each of us more ‘future –fit.’
We will engage in peer-to-peer coaching sessions to offer each participant a symbolic transition into the desired Archetypal Repatterning they have identified as being key for their own emerging new story.
As a result of attending this program, participants will:
Experience the powerful combination of Archetypal Astrology and Mythodramatic practice for personal and professional development
Understand the inner meaning of the 10 planetary archetypes
Develop an Archetypal Eye – learning to ‘read the world’ through an archetypal lens
Embody the 10 key ‘characters’ on your ‘inner stage’
Diagnose limiting archetypal patterns
Learn to identify which archetype(s) can help release desired potentials and learn to court them
Gain insight into ‘Archetypal re-patterning’ as a personal practice – ‘letting go and letting arrive’
Laurence Hillman was born and raised in Zürich, Switzerland. Laurence has been a passionate student of the ancient mysteries for forty years. He holds an MBA and is currently earning a Ph.D. in Leadership and Cultural Psychology. He is a full-time archetypal coach, consultant, and teacher, using ancient techniques, including astrology, for the modern world. His ability to recognize underlying archetypes both in organizations and in individuals has brought him recognition worldwide. He continues to be a force in the ongoing movement to merge astrology with depth psychology, his approach is practical and full of metaphor and Jungian insight. He has lectured internationally and conducted workshops at the Globe Theatre in London where he blended Shakespeare and Astrology. At the Cycles & Symbols Conference in California, he lectured on Venus in America (co-presented with his father James Hillman). He has also taught at Jean Houston’s Mystery School, at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Findhorn, and he has been a repeated guest lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. He has taught small study groups and private students across the US and is the founder of the first online archetypal school, www.hillman-school.com. Laurence lives in St. Louis and is the author of Planets in Play – How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology and the co-author of Alignments – How to Live in Harmony with the Universe.
Richard Olivier was awarded Thought Leader 2013 by the Best Practice Institute. He is Artistic Director and founder of Olivier Mythodrama™. He works internationally as a leadership development consultant, keynote conference speaker and workshop leader. He was a guest speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2003 & 2009 and collaborates with many other global organizations. He was a leading theatre director for over 10 years and directed Henry V for the opening of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London in 1997. Since then he has 20 years of Leadership and Organizational development work experience. Richard is the founding voice within Mythodrama™. From 1998-2003 he was the Master of Mythodrama™ in London at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and is an Associate Fellow of Said Business School, University of Oxford. Richard lives in London and is the author of Inspirational Leadership – Henry V and the Muse of Fire and co-author of Peak Performance Presentations – How to Present with Passion and Purpose.
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