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Myths lie at the foundation of every society. They inspire us, justify our beliefs and ceremonies, comfort us in sorrow and despair and contribute to our identity as a people and a nation. Myths deal with ultimate questions of life and death. They shape us in incalculable ways. In this course we will enter the mythical worlds of Bardo, purgatory, paradise and hell. We will encounter the folklore of Europe and Asia, meet shamans and Druids and consider the power of myth making in the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.


Course Author: Susanne Glover

Course Code: D151

Supplied Material: Course Booklet

Units & Pricing: 6 units / $78 per person


Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. Please note a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.

Arrange the Meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.

Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.

Start the Course: Contact WEA Sydney to enrol. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices). Please indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.