Sunday, July 25, 2010

#140 Embodied Mythology Series 09: Personal Myths with Paul Rebillot,part 1

We are continuing our conversations with our teacher and friend Paul Rebillot on the topic of the Healing Theatre – the combination of acting and drama, mythology, gestalt therapy, and rituals. For more information about Paul and his work, please visit his website – Direct Impact Creativity.

In this episode, Paul is describing his approach to designing new structures from Personal Myths.

The topics covered in this talk are:

  • Personal Myths
    • How to create your own structure
  • Trip to Epidavros (Greece)
    • The sacred path of healing
    • Illness means being out of harmony
    • Healing process:
      • Going to the temple, dream, meet the priest, get diagnosed
      • Take care of the body
      • Go to theatre – to experience catharsis, take care of the soul
      • Go to a temple and re-integrate the God inside themselves
  • The workshop structure
    • The body is the temple of the soul. Fool’s dance – meditation on the myth in the body.
    • Dramatizing the myth – playing the roles, with interaction
    • An initiation
  • The Minotaur story
  • An initiation
    • Brings it to here and now.
  • Create your own structure

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