THE PSYCHOLOGY OF "DESCENT"

The Seminar Series

In the run-up to the production of Descent, we are holding a series of online seminars with leading writers, thinkers and scholars, to explore the experience – mythical, psychological, and imaginative - of “descent” and “ascent.” Here are the recordings of the events.

MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE UNDERWORLD

with Gwilym Morus-Baird and David Calcutt

In this video, two storytellers - Gwilym Morus-Baird and David Calcutt - look at myths and legends of "descent" from different cultures, with a special focus on Celtic mythology.

 

Recorded 12 May, 2021.

TA'WIL - OR, "THE DRAMA OF THE LOST WORD"

with Tom Cheetham

Writer and poet Tom Cheetham discusses the concepts of creative imagination and “ta’wil” in the work of Henry Corbin.

Tom is the author of numerous books, including Imaginal LoveAll the World an Icon and After Prophecy.

 

Recorded 1 June 2021.