I have been invited to give the keynote speech at the THE FATES AND GRACES MYTHOLOGIUM: A Conference for Mythologists. Here is the description of my talk:
In Ananke’s Lap: Finding Beauty Through the Mythic Perspective
To invoke the Fates and Graces means reflecting on the twin themes of necessity and beauty in the mythic perspective. If we open up to what Hillman called archetypal necessity, personified by the goddess Ananke who was mother of the Fates, we invite more grace into our lives. We learn to be graceful--supple, agile and receptive--by being more attuned to the deep patterns of the psyche and cosmos, and myth is what helps us do this.
Please direct inquires about the Mythologium to my hosts via their website here.