Week 2: Persiphone

Somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond

Any experience, your eyes have their silence:

On your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,

Or which i cannot touch because they are too near

Your slightest look easily will unclose me

Though i have closed myself as fingers,

You open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens

Touching skillfully, mysteriously her first rose …

Nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals

The power of your intense fragility…

– Gedicht van E.E. Cummings

Introduction video on Persiphone, Medium and Mystic

Meet Persiphone
In Greek mythology, Persiphone is one of the most underexposed goddesses. She is the queen of the underworld, the inner world, the subconscious and perhaps for that reason misunderstood. She represents the process of dying, farewell and grief, but also rebirth and the seeds of transformation.

Yogaclass week 2: working on our inner anger

Music inspiration

I have made a playlist with music inspired by the Persiphone archetype.

Herbal wisdom

My passion for herbs was sparked by St John’s Wort. We used to cycle past a large field in summer where the little yellow flowers seemed to be calling out. I picked, dried, made oil and smoked the dried bundles during some St.John’s celebrations at my children’s school. >>>


Deepening assignment 
Answer the question : “Which challenge of the Persiphone archetype affects my week. Are there any dark spots I would rather hide away? What unconscious patterns have surfaced for me this week?


Journey with the Greek Godess