Dharma and Desire: Persephone & The Ramayana

Presented with Chinatown Soup


Is there room for morality in a love story? In this Olio we will discuss the connections between two ancient myths (one Greek and the other Indian) and learn to apply them to our modern condition. 

Dr. Adluri will present the Indian epic Ramayana as a parable for the initiation and psychoanalytic development of the “just soul”. Using the story of Persephone in the background, allows us to understand the shape of ancient thought and its contemporary relevance in a new way.




Location: Chinatown Soup

16B Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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Other upcoming Olios


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Oct 27

Turning the Soul: Humanities and the Hero's Journey

Taught by Vishwa Adluri
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Oct 30

Traversing the Veil: Alchemy, Wisdom, and The Modern Witch

Taught by Jaime Weida
7:30 p.m. at Chinatown Soup

Sign Up - $15

Nov 3

Shakespeare and the Invention of the Supervillain

Taught by Geoff Klock
7 p.m. at Strand Bookstore

Sign Up - $20

Nov 7

*Olio Seminar* Know Your Rights? Know Your Rights!

Taught by Lawrence Cappello
7 p.m. at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

Sign Up - $50


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