Hephaestus and Jupiter: Rejection, Envy and Creativity
Hephaestus, the crippled smith, is conceived by his mother without a father, then rejected for his deformity. His myth illuminates the shadow issues around Jupiter, about not being good enough, in a parent's eyes.
Hephaestus, the devalued masculine, is courted for his ingenuity and skill, mocked for his wife's infidelity. We will look at mothers and sons, and how creativity may bring healing to envy.
Audio lecture with Lynn Bell.
Available for instant download. Recorded at the 2018 UAC conference.
1 hr. 17 min. | audio plus slides