Life as Spiritual Journey

September 7, 2018 - September 9, 2018
West Park, NY

Life as Spiritual Journey

Led By: Erika Murphy

Fee: $355 (Deposit: $100)

September 7- September 9, 2018

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure. – Joseph Campbell

The events and challenges of our lives often leave us with a sense of confusion or incoherence, leaving us wondering where the Spirit is in our spiritual journey. If we reframe our stories through an archetypal lens – through the context of ancient myth and legend – we emerge with a new outlook that celebrates each of us the main character in our own spiritual quest. Joseph Campbell famously outlined the mythic path of the human journey that begins with a call to adventure and culminates with a transformed return to the world, a pattern exemplified by the lives of great spiritual leaders such as Jesus and Buddha. Over the course of this weekend we will explore how our own stories vibrate with deeper meaning when we map our individual lives onto the mythic journey. Reflective journaling and meditative exercises will allow us to venture beyond the mundane and empower our sense of adventure as we open up to the abundant richness inherent in each of our life stories.

Erika Murphy, M.Div., Ph.D., teaches religious studies in Fairfield, CT. Her work in theology and spirituality has led her to explore the rich world of the mind-body connection through meditation and other mindfulness practices. In her academic work, Erika is often drawn to explore the theological resonances between vulnerability, transformation, and spirituality.


Categories: Prayer  |  Retreats  |  Spiritual Direction