A Psychological Exploration of Homer’s Odyssey: a five-part series
The last thing that Odysseus wants is to leave his wife and infant son to go off to war. He is cunning and feigns madness to get out of his obligation to fight for the return of the beautiful Helen of Troy to her rightful husband. But he is a man of his word and he must follow his destiny. He must heed the call and go to fight in the Trojan War.
In this work, we meet Odysseus after the war. He is a hero who is trying to return home in both a literal and metaphorical sense. And yet, like all warriors, he and his crew must go through the painful process of unlearning life as a warrior and remembering themselves, so that they may each re-enter society and return to the quiet life of homesteader, father and husband.
Carol Rizzolo holds a PHD in Mythology and Psychology and is a certified personal and executive coach.
Cosponsored by SSILLS. Series dates: October 23, 30, November 6, 13 and 20.