The Circle of the Dance takes its title from a divine image in the Iliadand Odysseus’s visit to the Minoan like Phaeacians in the Odyssey, glancing at the Golden Age. The book explores universal dimensions of Homer’s timeless stories, focusing on illuminating new interpretations of Achilles’ Shield, Odysseus’s Oar, and Calypso’s Axe—symbols that are key to understanding the poems’ deepest meanings and relevance today.
The book offers a spirallic, multidimensional view of the hero/heroine’s journey through the 7 levels of consciousness. It weaves together the personal and the social, the natural and the supernatural, the comic and the sublime. It begins with the author’s own mythic roots that find resonance in these beloved tales and ends with a supreme vision of blessed peace.