Gods and Goddesses

Greek Mythology

Sometimes it seems that men and women are totally different species and that they think, differently, feel differently and act differently from each other. The truth, however, is that each of us, irrespective of gender, has a male and female aspect and that, in order for us to achieve happiness, these two aspects need to “marry”.

The gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology shine a fascinating light on our own stories and explain the roots of the culture in which we live. From Artemis, the goddess of the Hunt and the Moon; Athena, the goddess of Strategy; Hestia, the goddess of the Hearth; Hera, the goddess of Marriage, Demeter, the goddess of Corn; and Aphrodite, the goddess of love to Zeus, the King of the gods, Poseidon, the god of the Sea; Hades, the god of the Underworld; Apollo, the god of Music; Hermes, the god of Communication; Ares, the god of War,  Hephaestus, the god of the Forge and Dionysus, the god of Chaos and Wine.

Understanding these different parts of ourselves and how our psyches operate helps us to navigate our way through life, both personal and business, with more ease and wisdom.

Psyche and Eros

I also offer workshops on the tale of Psyche and Eros which navigates the way of romantic relationships, helping us to understand the internal journey we all undertake as we aim to integrate ourselves and our many aspects into wholeness.

Indian Mythology

Tales from the Ancient Indian Vedas show us how the different aspects of consciousness, described as divinities, can provide us with useful route maps to life.

Shakti is the Divine Feminine whose aspects show us the deeper parts of our Being. Through Lakshmi, the goddess of Abundance; Radha, goddess of Romantic Longing; Sita, the goddess of Devotion; Kali, the goddess of Revolution; Saraswati, the goddess of Sound; Dhumavati, the goddess of Disappointment, and others, we can learn to navigate our way through the different stages of life with a greater grace and understanding.

Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer are the main aspects of The Divine Masculine.

Understanding how the Divine Feminine and Masculine aspects relate to each other helps us to journey deeper into ourselves and aids our compassion towards others.

Celtic Mythology – The Tale of Taliesin

The Celtic tales of Britain are also wonderfully descriptive of the human condition.

We can often feel confused, anxious and disappointed by the way our lives are turning out. Ancient stories tell us, however, that we each travel a necessary pathway called a Hero’s Journey to find our true selves. Using the Celtic Tale of Taliesin as a template, we will link our unique experience with a universal map so that we can understand the road we tread. Once we understand our own Hero’s Journey, we can stop resisting it. Then will we be able to celebrate our experience and embrace life in all its extraordinary colours.

The story of Taliesin describes our journey through life from the accidental tasting of the three drops from Ceridwen’s Cauldron, to the shape-shifting we all go through to find our real selves and discover our true potential and purpose.

Understanding that there are times to run and times to stay still; times to perform tedious tasks and times to be clever; and times to hide and times to be seen can help us find our true potential and become the person we were always meant to be.

The Tale of Parsifal

This story from the Tales of King Arthur takes us through the journey a boy must make to become a man. It also shows us the journey that a woman must take to develop her own male side. Whatever gender you are, this story is full of buried treasure and with its knights, damsels and King Arthur himself, is an exciting ride into the centre of the self.  

 

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“This has been a life-changing course. It has massively helped me to appreciate the challenges of my life and to better understand why and how my life has progressed. In that context, it has been a work of art! The course is deeply layered with meaning and symbolism and has enabled me to become more aware about where I have been and where I am going.” V. B. Buckinghamshire

“Thank you so much for making me feel safe on the journey to self discovery.  I felt loved and accepted for who I am and where I am, as well as nurtured, coaxed and encouraged along the way.  A wonderful gift, thank you.”
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“A thought provoking workshop about the many layers of a story that manifest through one’s life. The course illuminated many emotional aspects, giving me comfort that difficult times will pass and transform into the next phase. Knowing that there is a map and what to expect is comforting and reveals a sense of purpose. “
K.B. Oxfordshire

I am happy to arrange private sessions or group workshops. Please contact me to discuss.

If you would like more information, to book a session or request workshops, please email me at laurelle@laurellerond.com  or phone/text me on 07964 161527