Fourthguides Weekend Autumn 2019 - Talks and Workshops

Kevin Latham

Living Myth

Far from being outmoded anachronisms, existing solely to pad out the pages of yellowing, dog-eared library books, our mythic traditions are vibrant, living entities. Seeded within the fertile soil of the collective unconscious, their tendrils snake out beneath the superstructure of our minds - punching through blankets of cement to flower in the most unlikely of places. In this hour long session, Kevin Latham will examine the significance of mythology within our contemporary lives - performing one of the British Isles' most enduring tales and inviting listeners to examine its spores under the microscope.

Kevin Latham has spent the past five years working as a support worker for individuals suffering mental health and substance abuse issues, incorporating self-devised therapeutic art programs into his practice. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Exeter and is an initiate of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. He is a budding student of indigenous spiritual traditions, ancient mythology and Jungian psychoanalysis, and a practitioner of meditation within the contemporary Druidic and Buddhist traditions. He has a keen interest in political and economic theory, ecology and environmentalism, and is motivated to determine how we can employ the wisdom of our ancestors to nurture regenerative cultures.