Introduction to the Nine Muses

 

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This program introduces the mythological framework for creativity by exploring the creative functions attributed to the Nine Muses from Greek mythology. Each muse represented a certain domain of human creativity or study and had a correlating symbol by which they were depicted in classical and modern art.
 
In ancient and classical literature, writers typically invoked a muse for inspiration. Dante, Virgil, Shakespeare, Milton, Chaucer and Homer all invoked varying muses to assist them in completing their grand and eternal masterpieces.
 
The Nine Muses and the myths surrounding them are present in our lives individually and culturally. They are the oldest archetypes for inspiring creativity and developing the healthy feminine aspect—whether we are male or female.
 
Participants will learn to uncover which Muses they acknowledge in their lives and the ones they have yet to tap as great resources to rebalance the relationship between ones internal and external expressions of self.