Psychopomps: A Hand in the Dark
August 5, 2021
Hosted by Gord Riddell, RP with Co-Host Alexia Georgousis, ND
Defined in ancient Greek as the “guides of souls”, psychopomps have traditionally bridged the physical and non-physical worlds. Stemming from a similar root, psychology can be defined as the “study of the soul”, serving to bridge conscious and unconscious awareness. In an age marked by increased anxiety, depression, addiction, mental illness, and suicide, there is no doubt we need a little help moving through these important moments of great transition. Throughout much of history, such escorts have been of great comfort to the dying and to the retrieval of lost souls. Today’s pressures have contributed to many people losing their way along their path. The Psychopomps today may not be just spiritual and archetypal entities but are our Psychotherapists, Spiritual counsellors, hospice workers, death doulas and shamans. Psychopomps are generally: adept at guiding others through transformative experiences including death. They are compassionate, nonjudgmental, and friendly and are arbiters of change for individuals and our cultures. Join us as we learn more about the mystical yet practical world of psychopomps this Thursday at 8 pm. Tiffany will be offering a 3 hour workshop on Wednesday August 11 at 7 PM LIVE IN-PERSON at Transformational Arts College. Pre-registration is required and can be done on-line: https://www.transformationalarts.ca/summer-series-2021/ Covid-19 restrictions mandatory with masks and physical distancing.
Things Worth Considering
Thursday at 5 PM Pacific Time/8 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
This is a show about connections. Connections to your self, your spirit, your feelings and your story. One of the most powerful healing tools we have is our connections. Connect to your intuition and explore your AHA moments. Discover how we get in our own way and how we can overcome obstacles to move on. How we think, what we think, what we believe, and our attitudes define how we experience our life. The fascinating idea that we shape our reality to what we believe it should be, in our minds. How we connect to our families, our aging family members and slowly we become caregivers, not caretakers.
Embracing the reality of aging, not into senior citizens but living the archetypal Elder, the Wise One. Living the Spiritual idea of being of service but not being someone’s servant. As we explore the many roads of the human journey with our guests, we will connect to each other by embracing many of the mysteries of life and there we arrive at things worth considering.
Gord Riddell, RP with Co-Host Alexia Georgousis, ND
July 1988, Gord Riddell, with another member, signed Transformational Arts College into existence. Greatly influenced by his grandmother’s mediumship and her role as a Pastor, Gord followed somewhat in her footsteps with a few detours enroute. Attending York and the University of Toronto, he found his niche at the Spiritual Sciences Institute. Some 32 years later, he is President of Transformational Arts College, a Registered Psychotherapist, Instructor and Clinical Supervisor. He is a Spiritual Director with a specialty in End of Life Care. He is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and Spiritual Directors International. An international teacher he brings humour, storytelling, inclusiveness, and a directness that his audiences embrace.
Dr. Alexia Georgousis is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Conscious Awareness Facilitator. In addition to her private practice, Alexia is on Faculty at Transformational Arts College in Toronto. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, she went on to become the Associate Dean of Clinical Studies at the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in British Columbia. Alexia's life and work are influenced by her belief in the integration of mind, body and spirit through consciousness and Earth Medicine. Her innate kindness and welcoming smile invariably invite you to share in her humour, curiosity and belief that we are all meant to thrive.