Save for reflecting the sociocultural milieus and encompassing blueprints for emotional stability, identity, and behaviour in all known cultures, mythical narrative probably emerged, in part, as a mechanism of neural integration and coordination between the dominant and nondominant hemispheres of the brain–in other words to facilitate homeostatic balance and psychosomatic health. In ancient Egypt, the Isis-Hathor-Nut goddess was the archetypal exemplar of magician and healer able to ground expected rustic experiences in an affect-regulatory framework, enhance problem-solving ability, and bequeathed context for movement to self-definition. In this presentation we will examine implicit meanings within ancient Egyptian myths about the Great Mother Goddess, namely Isis and the Seven Scorpions and Isis and the Sun God’s Secret Name, and how these served the purposes of increasing cognitive coordination and connectivity between people; we will look at the life of Omm Sety (Dorothy Eady) through the lens of the Isis-Osiris tragedy; and we will explore contemporary ways in which we can channel the numinous Feminine Spirit into our lives for greater contentment and mindfulness, planetary consciousness, and personal growth.
Symposium: Gender, Sexuality, and Transpersonal Psychology
Host: Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group (TPIG)
Lecture: The ancient Egyptian mother goddess in the context of archetypal mythology, narrative, healing, and postmodern spirituality.
Presenter: Paul Kiritsis
Venue: CQ Functions Centre, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000