Sail the Wine Dark Sea: Session 8 (Twos)


Session Eight: His crew and ships destroyed, Odysseus floats – alone, battered, naked. What sort of hero now? How is he to survive? What does he need? He needs to be rescued, cared for, nursed back to life. To be reanimated.  Learning to give and receive nurture and help is a “two-way” street. Calypso, the quintessential two, saves Odysseus and then captures him. What can we learn from the twos about helping, over-doing and interdependence – and freedom?

This video is Session Eight of a 10 Session Series: Click here to view the entire series.

Set sail on the wine dark sea with Odysseus as he travels from Troy to Home in Ithaca. A distance of 565 nautical miles, a two-week sea cruise. It takes ten years! Sail the sea, meet the monsters, applaud the help-mates. Partake of bread, cheese and wine – even if metaphorically. On our way home we will travel the Enneagram in counter-clockwise order. Every encounter along the way has lessons, questions, warnings and encouragement for us. Odysseus arrives home – not to spoil the ending – a changed man. A different sort of hero. We will arrive home changed as well. His journey is ours.

Using Michael Goldberg’s brilliant book, Travels with Odysseus, we will leave Troy, victorious in that infamous war. Spoils of war filling 12 ships to sail home to Ithaca. The journey mirrors our necessary travels to home, loosening our egos and discovering our gentle strengths, our values, our virtuous selves.

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