The “Narrative Intelligence” of the Greek Myths with Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D.

Most of us are trapped in the stories we tell ourselves; they guide what we pay attention to. When we expand that story, our possibilities increase. Archetypes, such as found in the Greek myths, can help us identify and change a debilitating tale into a powerful one that shifts our perspective and changes what we are noticing. This can enhance our narrative intelligence and encourage us to tap into our potential. Pearson says, “Archetypal stories are not ordinary ones; they are more powerful than everyday stories because they’re carrying the energy of a human potential.” She retells the stories of four powerful Greek Gods and Goddesses, Demeter, Persephone, Zeus, and Dionysus, and how each can trigger a new personal story that helps us notice the opportunities, the props, and the characters that may have been invisible to us before. (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)

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