Humans are interested in meaning. Sometimes we may choose to abandon our project of personal meaning-making from firsthand knowledge to follow a handy established truth. This is known as conventional or secondhand wisdom, or turn-key truth we turn to for meaning and values, solutions, and understanding. But we must not let our greatest tools for understanding the world around us wane in its incredible power to thrill us with discovery. We will consider our own processes of meaning making by narrative and metaphor in films and essays. The class will explore disciplines like psychology, mythology, and literature. General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six Sessions
Your Teacher: Holly has an AAS in Library Technology from Highline Community College for research and a BA from The Evergreen State College with the emphasis of her work in Consciousness Studies and Writing. She enjoys researching in areas of philosophy, psychology, mythology, criticism, history, and various spiritual traditions. She delights in writing and thinking about the subjective formation of consciousness. She won a scholarship that allowed her to create curriculum aimed at harvesting wisdom at any age. Holly has been a Co-facilitator of the C. G. Jung Society of Olympia and a trained Conversation Café Host.