Monday, August 25, 2014

Women's Experiences Through a Lifetime

Beth Anne Boardman, R.N., M.A., Ph.D.

Join us for a presentation by Beth Anne Boardman, R.N., M.A., Ph.D. on how Greek mythology can illuminate women’s experiences through a lifetime.

What you can expect:
  • The story of Demeter and Persephone reflects the cycles of life on a variety of levels: physically as well as creatively, and includes insights into a woman’s generative life.
  • Inanna’s story evokes reflections on how women may experience individual and spiritual rebirth as a result of grief and loss.
  • Other myths may also pop in for a visit during the course of the evening!
  • The topics discussed will apply to anyone who experiences a connection to feminine consciousness, creativity, or anyone interested in mythology and depth psychology.
When: Friday, September 5, 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More About Beth Anne
Beth Anne Boardman, R.N., M.A., Ph.D. began her education with a Bachelor of Science
degree in nursing from the University of Colorado and holds a current registered nursing
license in two states. Beth practiced both occupational health and hospital nursing in
Denver and went on to teach nursing theory and clinical nursing practice at Jennie
Edmundson Hospital School of Nursing in Council Bluffs, Iowa. During her tenure at
Jennie Edmundson, Beth also pursued a Master’s degree in English Literature from the
University of Nebraska at Omaha.

In 1989 Beth moved to California where she raised her two children, dividing her time
between assisting in classrooms from Kindergarten through high school and serving as a
board member, grant writer, and event organizer for a non-profit aid organization.

In 2012 Beth completed a Doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth
Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Beth’s
dissertation, Diving into Darkness: Adolescents in the United States, will eventually see
publication as a book, The Alchemy of Adolescence.


Additionally, during her time in California, Beth co-founded the Joseph Campbell®
Mythological RoundTable® community group in San Clemente, California in 2005,
which meets quarterly to study and discusses the work of renowned mythologist Joseph
Campbell.