Myth, Mind, and Mexico with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Myth, Mind and Mexico with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

6 week series beginning February 14, 2017 and ending March 21, 2017

Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm

Cost: 100 pesos per session or 500 pesos for all 6 sessions (100 peso discount)

Registration: email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402

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This six-week lecture series connects the central mythology of Pre-Columbian Mexico to the everyday life we observe in San Miguel. Unlike many mythologies across time, Mexico’s is alive, expressive and essential to a complete life. The series visually stimulating, deeply researched, entertaining and presents compelling insights that challenge and deepens our understanding and broadens and emboldens our embrace of the culture surrounding us.

  1. Myth, Mind and Mexico: This session provides an over view to the role of mythology in Pre-Columbian Mexico and how it lives in current day practice. There is a discussion of the nature of myth in culture and society. Psychological insights are revealed in the details of Mexican mythology.
  1. The Fifth Sun: The foundation creation myth of Mexico is a complex array of events, conflicts and resolutions. Central gods are introduced as current cosmic awareness develops. The role of the feminine consciousness is introduced as well as the need for sacrifice and debt repayment.
  1. The Mysterious Fall of Teotihuacan: Generations of archeologists and anthropologists have searched the secrets of Teotihuacan hoping to find a vast treasure laid in by the city’s many kings. Today the search is for something much different, much more relevant and valuable to today’s challenges.
  1. Steps into the Sacred: All around us in San Miguel sacred images and symbols that while seemingly antagonistic create a mystical synergy that embraces polytheism and Catholicism. Each is myth born. Both are alive and well together. This session explores the expressions of these myths and their similarities.
  1. Land Without Love: This session explores the introduction of the myth surrounding Jesus into the archetypal landscapes of Mexican mythology. Why and how did the image of Jesus become so central in daily practice of Mexico. The story of Virgin of Guadalupe is presented as the embodiment of feminine consciousness.
  1. Of Rabbits, Eggs and the Blood of Christ: Soon Easter will be here. This is experienced superficially as purely a Christian story that unpins the faith. Yet, just below the surface is a confluence of myth and Mexico’s 500 year domination by Spain. The question “Why does Jesus bleed more in Mexico than anywhere in the world has been asked. Blood belongs to the gods.

Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Marc practices therapy founded in the understanding that a therapeutic relationship is grounded in unconditional positive regard, the sacred trust of confidentiality and a fundamental belief that we are all on a path to health and well-being. He brings to LifePath his 40 years of service to the growth and healing of individuals, organizations and communities. Marc earned his Bachelor Degree from Madison College. He earned a Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling at St. John’s University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Psychology and the Educational Specialist degree from James Madison University where he also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Marc taught Counseling Theory and Techniques and wrote and taught a special course in Counseling with Men at James Madison University. Most recently he provided therapeutic services at a clinic serving the homeless in Richmond, Virginia as well as operating private practice.

Cost

100 pesos per session or 500 pesos for all 6 sessions (100 peso discount)

Registration

To register, email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402.