Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
Saturday, February 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
4925 Greenville Avenue, Suite 200, Dallas 75206
$60 General Admission
$35 Student Admission
In place of our monthly fairy tale discussion group, I have chosen to offer a three-hour discussion of C.S. Lewis’ brilliant work of fiction Till We Have Faces.
Lewis brought the characters in the Psyche and Eros myth to life in this book, making it easier for us to relate to important abstract concepts. The story is archetypal in nature; it is timeless. There is a truth about Lewis’ story that gives us the context in which to wrestle with the concept of feminine oppression. By capturing the rich symbolism of the story, we can gain insight to the ways in which we unconsciously compromise our ability to live to our full potential. Ultimately, we can be there for our sisters and friends in positive ways when they are caught in this archetypal alignment.
During our discussion, we will compare the lives of two sisters: Orual, the sister who is possessed by the archetypal field of the oppressed feminine, and Psyche, the sister who has been touched by Eros and aligns with the generative aspects of the feminine. Predictable/repetitive patterns that are manifested for each of the sisters will be discussed. The psyches of the two characters in the story will also be presented as aspects of a real-world woman, showing the inner conflict she can experience when she aligns with both the oppressed as well as the generative feminine.