Sail the Wine Dark Sea: Session 5 (Fives)


Session Five: After the horror and loss of the encounter with the Laestrygonians a much needed rest, replenishing supplies and the beautiful goddess, Circe to give directions and encouragement. But first to the pig sty. Hermes the god of change, intersection, turning points, enters the story, introduces us to Moly – a very handy drug if you intend to deal with witchy-goddesses like Circe. Has Odysseus become humble, as well as flexible to take directions, and connect the dots, understand the intricacies – and steady enough to follow those directions -his life and the life of his crew depend on this.  What do we need to learn from perceptive, reclusive, steady fives?

This video is Session Five 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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