The great treasuries of the world's traditions have been preserved most powerfully within art, music and literature. Inside these images and stories are seeds that can ignite our own imaginations, connecting us to both the ancient wisdom of the past and illuminating the latent wisdom that lies within each human heart. Mythica is dedicated to preserving the rich culture which is our human heritage and to passing on a legacy of creativity, contemplation and compassion .
During the current epidemic, we are curating pages of beauty and inspiration to offer hope.
Check the menu above for our offerings of poetry, music, videos and resources for resilience.
On this page, you will find our featured upcoming events, all available online.
The Year of Magdalene: The Blessing Thread of 2021
In 2021, Mythica will be launching a Year of Magdalene with partners around the world: an online celebration through art, story, music and contemplative practice the profound wisdom of the Apostle to Apostles.
Journey One: From Jerusalem and Alexandria to Provence
January 1, 2, 3, 2021
11:00 am-1:00 pm PST, with optional discussion to follow
The Gospel of Mary, Mary Magdalene and The Path of the Rose, La Baume,
the Valentinian Tradition of Seeking Our Full Flowering
Song and Silence as a Pathway of Revelation and Awakening
with David Cadman, Veronique Flayol, Catherine Braslavksy and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Journey Two: Ireland and Wales and The Thread of Original Blessing
January 30-February 1
Original Blessing, Not Original Sin; Pelagius and Celtic Christianity
Hermits and Pilgrims; Nature, Beauty and Friendship as Divine Revelation
with Justin Coutts and Sue Ellen Parkinson
Journey Three: Fierce Compassion
March 11-14, 2021
In the Footsteps of Mary Magdalene and Catherine of Sienna through France and Italy
(through Santa Sabina Center)
Journey Four: The Holy Island of Iona
March 20-22, 2021 for The Vernal Equinox in
Book of Kells, Artmaking and Illuminated Manuscripts as Spiritual Practice
With Guest Art Teacher Sue Ellen Parkinson
Journey Five: Holy Week With Mary Magdalene
April 1- 3
Art, music and rituals for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday
History and Rituals of Anointing with Veronique Flayol
Chanting with Cathrine Braslavksy
Journey Six: Glastonbury and Avalon
May 1-3, 2021
The Legends of King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea; the Tor, Chalice Well, Glastonbury Abbey
with Guest Artist Katherine Wittemann
Journey Seven:Black Madonnas and the Camino
June 4-6, 2021
Montserrat, Barcelona, Burgos and Santiago Compostela
with Shiloh Sophia McCloud, Catherine Braslavksy and MUSEA artists
July 23-26: The Feast Week of Mary Magdalene
A celebration of story and the arts with an international panel of guest teachers and lecturers and an online museum of curated images
The Way of the Hermit Virtual Retreat
January 22-24, 10 am - 12 pm daily
Throughout human history during times of upheaval and social collapse, a surge of contemplatives have been drawn to following a path of the heart where they discovered a life of inner awakening, beauty and balance despite outer confinement and austerity. Cultural historian, mythologist and spiritual director Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D will illuminate the commonalities of the “hermetic path” of wisdom traditions across the centuries that can help inspire and empower us to transform the experience of “lockdown” to “breakthrough.” We will follow the Hermetic Thread through historical examples of Pythagoras, Mary Magdalene, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Hildegard of Bingen, Francis of Assisi and Julian of Norwich as well as feasting on mythological and film examples that can help illuminate a pathway through our dark times. Our three day retreat will feature daily presentations saturated with the art, music and photography of stunning hermetic sites followed by question and answer period, small breakout groups and contemplative practices.
Learn more and register here through the Abbey of the Arts