The Odyssey of Homer

odysseyKeats compared discovering Homer to “finding a new planet.” What is it in Homer’s great works—and especially the Odyssey—that so enthralled him? Why have readers before and since reacted the same way?

Come join us for this 4 session DVD film course!

WHEN AND WHERE

Thursdays 7 PM – 9 PM starting April 5, 2018 at

Room 1
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando FL 32803

REGISTRATION AND COST

This class is FREE and is considered “Drop-in” friendly – come for all or just your favorites in this 4 week series! Donations welcome to help support our work.

SYLLABUS

Full description of each segment at https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/odyssey-of-homer.html

Suggested translations:

The Odyssey of Homer by Richmond Lattimore (Translator),‎ Homer  (Author)

The segment is following by the readings in your book.

 

May 10

Class 1: The Odysssey

  • Hero’s Homecomings (1)
  • Guests and Hosts (2-4)
  • A Goddess and a Princess (5-6)
May 17, 2018

Class 2: The Odysssey

  • Odysseus Among the Phaiakians (7-9)
  • Odysseus Tells his Own Story (10-11 (line 1-375) )
  • From Persephone’s Land to the Island of Helios (11 (line 375-end) – 12)
May 31, 2018

Class 3: The Odysssey

  • The Goddess, the Swineherd and the Beggar (13-15)
  • Reunion and Return (16-17)
  • Odysseus and Penelope (18-19)
June 7, 2018

Class 4: The Odysssey

  • Recognitions and Revenge (20-22)
  • Reunion and Resolution (23-24)
  • The Trojan War and the Archaeolgists

CONTACT
Email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org for more info or to be put on  the reminder list for this class.

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The Iliad

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From the wrath of Achilles to the machinations of Agamemnon that led to the fall of Troy, the Iliad is one of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Take an in-depth look atHomer’s epic Greek poem in The Iliad of Homer and realize why this literary masterpiece is held in such high regard.

Come join us for this 4 session DVD film course!

WHEN AND WHERE

Thursdays 7 PM – 9 PM starting April 5, 2018 at

Room 1
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando FL 32803

REGISTRATION AND COST

This class is FREE and is considered “Drop-in” friendly – come for all or just your favorites in this 4 week series! Donations welcome to help support our work.

SYLLABUS

Full description of each segment at https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/iliad-of-homer.html

Suggested translations:

The Iliad of Homer by Richmond Lattimore (Translator),‎ Homer  (Author)

 

Apr 5, 2018

Class 1: The Iliad of Homer

  • Introduction to Homeric Epic
  • The Homeric Question
  • Glory, Honor, and the Wrath of Achilles (Read 1-2)
Apr 12, 2018

Class 2: The Iliad of Homer

  • Within the Walls of Troy (Read 3-6)
  • The Embassy to Achilles (Read 7-9)
  • The Paradox of Glory (Read 10-12)
Apr 19, 2018

Class 3: The Iliad of Homer

  • The Role of the Gods (Read 13-15)
  • The Longest Day
  • The Death of Patrokios (Read 16-17)
May 3, 2018

Class 4: The Iliad of Homer

  • Achilles Returns to Battle (Read 18-21)
  • Achilles and Hektor (Read 22)
  • Enemies Tear’s – Achilles and Priam (Read 23-24)

CONTACT
Email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org for more info or to be put on  the reminder list for this class.

Labyrinth Walking

LabyrinthIn the 2018 Spring Term from February to June, First Unitarian is offering Thursday Night meditation/contemplative classes in various themes.

  • 1st Thursdays are a 4 part series called “Self Care as a Radical Act”  and are led by Gaby.
  • The second Thursday of each month, Rev. Kathy will lead a Mindfulness Meditation session from 7:00-8:00 pm.
  • Third Thursdays are in development.

On the fourth Thursday of each month, again from 7:00-8:00 pm, Rev. Kathy, with support from Mystic Grove, will lead a Walking the Labyrinth session. We will be reaching out to the community and inviting those unfamiliar with labyrinth practice for an introduction as we welcome those who are familiar to an opportunity to practice with a group.

Dates for just the Labyrinth theme are

 

Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

egypt class

When learning to read and write Egyptian hieroglyphs, where does one start? Like any language, it’s critical to begin at the most fundamental level: the alphabet.
Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Hieroglyphs is a primer on the ins and outs of the ancient Egyptian language. By approaching the topic in a straightforward manner, you’ll be surprised at just how quickly translating these curious symbols becomes second nature. You will…

  • Build an Egyptian vocabulary.
  • Write Egyptian sentences
  • Count Egyptian numbers

Come join us for this 8 session DVD film course!

WHEN AND WHERE

Thursdays 7 PM – 9 PM starting Jan 4, 2018 at

Room 1
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando FL 32803

REGISTRATION AND COST

This class is FREE and is considered “Drop-in” friendly – come for all or just your favorites in this 8 week series! Donations welcome to help support our work.

Full description at
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/decoding-the-secrets-of-egyptian-hieroglyphs.html

You can register starting Dec 1, 2017 to be put in the email reminder list and to help us plan for classroom space needs.

SYLLABUS

Jan 4, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 1

  • Why Egypt Needed Hieroglyphs
  • The Ancient Egyptian Alphabet
  • How Language Becomes Lost
Jan 11, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 2

  • Napoleon in Egypt
  • Early Attempts to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
  • Willian Bankes and the Keys to Decipherment
Jan 18, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 3

  • Jean-Francois Champollion Cracks the Code
  • Suffix Pronouns and the Hieroglyphs of Ptah
  • The Immortal Scribe
Jan 25, 2018 and Feb 1, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 4

  • Hieroglyphs and the Bible
  • Dependent Pronouns and the Passive Voice
  • Past Tense and Adjectives
Feb 8, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 5

  • New Ideograms Related to the Gods
  • Names of the Pharaohs
  • Ancient Egyptian Numbers
Feb 15, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 6

  • The Egyptian Calendar
  • Names of the Gods
  • Negation in Ancient Egyptian Sentences
Mar 1, 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 7

  • Reading Hieroglyphic Jewelry
  • Palimpsests: When Scribes Make Mistakes
  • An Ancient Egyptian Prayer for the Dead
Mar 8 2018

Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Class 8

  • Translating the Tomb of Perneb
  • Translating Tutankhamen’s Tomb
  • King Tut’s Magic Mirror and Sarcohphagus

CONTACT
Email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org for more info or to be put on  the reminder list for this class.

Learning Tarot 2: Principles of Interpretation

learntarotThis 10 session Thursday series will include content presented by class leaders, discussion, exercises, tarot spreads, and homework. The class will be creating their personal flashcard decks for tarot study.

PLEASE NOTE:

We are off for Thanksgiving.

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR

Beginning students interested in learning how to work with a Rider deck.

Experienced students wanting to get back in touch with their deck after a break or starting to work with a new deck.

WHEN AND WHERE

Thursdays 7 PM – 9 PM starting Oct 5, 2017

Assembly Room
First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando FL 32803

ONLINE STUDY GROUP (FREE)

Class students use Facebook as a study group to talk in between sessions.

Distance learners who cannot attend in person, but want the “lite” experience via Facebook are welcome to do some of the lessons and join others in the online study group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1655329628118127/

MATERIALS USED

Bring a thumb drive to class on your first day to grab class PDF files.

SYLLABUS

Oct 5 Orientation + Lesson 11 – Interpreting a Single Card
Oct 12 Lesson 12 – Major and Minor Arcana Cards
Oct 19 Lesson 13 – Aces
Oct 26 Lesson 14 – Court Cards
Nov 2  Lesson 15 – Card Pairs
Nov 9 Lesson 16 – Position Pairs in the Celtic Cross Spread
Nov 16 Lesson 17 – Reversed Cards
Nov 30 Lesson 18 – Creating the Story
Dec 7 Lesson 19 – Some Final Thoughts
Dec 14  Final Project Presentations and Celebration!

REGISTRATION AND COST

Regular registration begins Sept 4 until all spots are filled. Email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org to sign up.

Class begins Oct 5. “Ultimate” Book will be provided on second class. Please have your tuition in exact change on the first day of class if you want to be part of the book order.

  • $30 for singles and you need a book
  • $15 if you already own the “Ultimate” book
  • $45 for a couple sharing the book
  • $15 – on ½ scholarship (2 available)
  • $0 on full scholarship (2 available)
  • optional $5-$10 extra to contribute to ongoing scholarship fund

There are 2 half scholarships and 2 full scholarships available for this class. If you need tuition help, please include that in the email.

BINDER SET UP

If you want the files to set up your study binder, they are on Google Drive here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6OuuXfTNb5ndUdFWlNZUlRURzQ?usp=sharing

You can also bring a thumb drive to class.

CONTACT

To register or for more info, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org

Circle of Song

circleofsongJoin us for family friendly “easy choir” on second Saturdays each month from 1 PM – 3 PM as we gather to chant, sing, laugh, and share in the Assembly Room at

First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St.
Orlando, FL 32803

DATES

This monthly class is a family friendly event. You do not have to be Pagan to participate. Some songs will come from other traditions.

Non-singers, singers, and musicians of ANY ability are welcome. No experience needed. The only goal is to have a good time and make some joyful noise!

OBJECTIVES

  • Main: To make some “joyful noise” and have a good time in fellowship 
  • If time allows: For those willing,  to make little videos of sample songs, dances, or activities to help inspire
    • other “easy choirs” to form and teach themselves
    • the “at home players” learn from their computers

CHILDCARE 

Childcare will be provided in a co-op model. Children are in the same room(s) with us, but parents/grandparents sign up to take a 30 min shift playing with the children in the “Kid’s Corner” before coming back to the singing area.  That means during the 2 hour session, you sign up to work 30 min, and get to sing the rest of the time.

“Kid’s Corner” is for children ages 2 – 10.  Younger children welcome, but must stay with parents.  Older children welcome, but are expected to either sing or work in the Kid’s Corner and not cause disruptions.

COST AND REQUIRED TEXT

Class is FREE. Our main paper text will be “Circle of Song” compiled by Kate Marks. Please BYO copy.

You can also choose to bring a smartphone or tablet for digital access to lyrics if you prefer.  Other useful items are headphones and Y-splitters so two people can listen to the same device with their headphones.

SYLLABUS

The play lists are archived at Spiral Wound. They are posted as they come up.

Date and Facebook RSVP Lesson Playlist (Appear as they happen)
Oct 14, 2017 Lesson 1
Nov 18, 2017 Lesson 2
Dec 9, 2017 Yule Lesson
Jan 13, 2018 Lesson 3
Feb 10, 2018 Lesson 4
Mar 10, 2018 Lesson 5
Apr 14, 2018 Lesson 6

RSVP

This is a family friendly event. It is basically “drop in” friendly for adults and email RSVP to mysticgrove@orlandouu.org if you are bringing your kids or grandkids so we can have enough kid supplies on hand.  In your email tell us

  • your name
  • what date you are coming
  • names and ages of kids in your party
 Facebook Group
For those wanting to take the class as an “at home player” you can join the Facebook group to get notices of when the latest lesson is posted and share other music with other students.

Requiem Class

Irequiem class plannersn case of severe illness or death, being prepared ahead of time can help you and your loved ones face challenging times with more graces and less stress. But it is not always fun to think about and sometimes it is hard to do on your own.

WHO

Thismonthly class is for adults 21 years old and over who wish to have some guidance in organizing their affairs.

Common times for updating your planner are

  • Reaching the age of majority (no longer a dependent)
  • Living with a significant other
  • Newly arried
  • Birth of new child/grandchild
  • Divorced, or contemplating divorce
  • Separated, Widowed, Single again
  • Wanting to designate one person from the proxy category where there are several people.

COST

Class is FREE but you must buy and bring one of the required planners:

They are about $12 on amazon.com.  You can also find them at other book stores.

WHERE AND WHEN

Second Fridays from 7 – 9 PM in Room 1. 

First Unitarian Church of Orlando
1901 E. Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803

SYLLABUS

Class Topics
1 TOPICS

  • Dia de Los Muertos Video (Intro to Memento Mori practices)
  • What’s in the Planner Book? (workbook intro)

WORK FOR THE MONTH

  • Personal Tab
  • Memorial Order of Service

SUPPORT FILES

BONUS READING (Optional)

2
  • Medical Tab
  • Advance Directives
3
  • Key Contacts Tab
  • At the Time of My Passing Tab
  • My Dependents Tab
  • Catch Up Previous Work
4
  • Important Documents Tab
  • Financial Tab
  • Business Tab
  • Draft Your Will (The Big Stuff)
5
  • Beneficiaries
  • Personal Property
  • Personal Letters and Wishes (Small and/or Sentimental Stuff)
6
  • Insurance
  • My Pets
  • Catch up Previous Stuff
7
  • What to Pay, Close, Cancel Tab
  • Email/Social Media Tab
  • Miscellaneous
  • My Wishes
  • Notarize
  • Celebrate End of Class

REGISTRATION 

Class is offered as a “study group” model and it is “drop in” friendly.  You can join in at any time and just pick up on the tabs we are working on that month, but please email so we know how many to Xerox for. To sign up, email mysticgrove@orlandouu.org