Ancient Gods & Archetypes is an interactive online course designed by TOTEM Readings to acquaint you with the ancient gods and archetypes permeating our world from the dawn of human history through the present day. From their influence over corporate brands to famous movie characters and even to the foundational elements of modern Jungian psychology, these ancient archetypes inform and shape the world in which we live.
TOTEM has structured this workshop along the architecture of the Major Arcana cards in Tarot. Numbered 0 to 21, these primordial energies communicate a cosmic story: our human origins, our spiritual history, and our energetic impulses, gifts and obstacles. This course will provide participants with an understanding of these archetypes and their influence over us as individuals and as a collective, a crucial insight to navigating the material and the spiritual landscape.
The course curriculum is designed to be immersive and experiential, as well as provide tangible academic insights into these foundational gods and archetypes. To achieve this balance, we have designed cohesive, thematic modules drawing from a central narrative thread each month. The course content will draw from multiple cultural, theological and spiritual traditions, taking a “comparative religions” approach that clearly demonstrates the uncanny consistency between archetypal figures- and their attributes- across time and geography.
Each course module will include substantive up-front content via kick-off meeting and PDF course outline (which includes text and “vision board” reference images), providing the participant with an overview, summary of spirit guide attributes, related reference material, as well as several easy individual immersive exercises.
We will also facilitate real-time group communication, sharing and support via a closed (i.e. participants only) Slack online group.
Ancient Gods & Archetypes explored: Inari Okami (18), Amun Ra (19), Hecate (20) and Dambalah (21).
In this module, we explore the divine energies and entities of the celestial bodies and cosmic laws.
Highlights of this module include:
– Inari Okami, the Japanese goddess of the moon, is the inspiration for much of Japanese culture and myth. Ever watch Kill Bill? The masks worn by the Japanese Yakuza are modeled after this goddess’ fox incarnation.
– Amun Ra, the ancient Egyptian God of the Sun, is the central figure in Egyptian and other, solar-oriented faith systems.
– Ever wonder who Wiccans invoke in their ceremonies? What deity might be in charge of the cosmic crossroads and final judgments? You’re in luck- we’ll take a look at Hecate and her hellhounds!
– Dambalah, the cosmic serpent, is the creator deity of the Voodoo religion. We’ll explore his story, his energy, as well as become acquainted with other creator demiurges throughout history.
Participants can opt to take individual course modules for $200 each or register for all course modules for $1,000 (representing a $400 discount). All experience levels are welcome and there are no prerequisites to complete ahead of any Spirit Guides, Ancient Gods & Archetypes course modules.
To obtain the whole course discount, please reach out to Rachel of TOTEM Readings directly: [email protected] Register for individual modules directly on Eventbrite.