Ulysses’ Initiatory Journey in podcasts (Lyon, France)

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Volunteers from New Acropolis Lyon took on a great challenge: to design and produce a series of 14 podcasts on the symbolic and philosophical reading of Homer’s Odyssey.

Why has a school of philosophy immersed itself in the world of myths, in the wake of a hero who has been shaping our imagination since the 8th century BC? Because myths are not mere legends or children’s stories, they are powerful constructions that contain teachings of life and wisdom, and address our innermost being, our soul.

So, to undertake the discovery of Ulysses’ Odyssey is to follow him on his personal journey of self-improvement and transformation. This is a true initiatory journey where the hero faces the resentment of the gods, monsters and hostile foreign peoples, can find his identity, re-establish harmony within himself but also outside himself, in his homeland, Ithaca.

Ulysses is the model of the inspiring, self-conquering hero. He is also a man in perpetual development who welcomes with curiosity all trials and events, who faces his destiny with intelligence and will.

Homer thus addresses each one of us so that we dare to undertake our own conquest to become who we are.

The members of New Acropolis Lyon therefore invite you to follow this initiatory journey through 14 episodes narrating this universal and timeless adventure.

The podcasts are available for free on buzzsprout (see links below), deezer, Spotify, iTunes and google podcast.

Thanks to the participating members of New Acropolis Lyon, to Victor Bérard for his poetic translation of the Odyssey and his intuition of Ulysses’ sea voyage, to Sylvain Tesson for his inspiring perspective and to Brigitte Boudon for her work.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Episode 11

Episode 12

Episode 13

Thanks to the participating members of New Acropolis Lyon, to Victor Bérard for his poetic translation of the Odyssey and his intuition of Ulysses’ sea voyage, to Sylvain Tesson for his inspiring perspective and to Brigitte Boudon for her work.

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