Adventures in Spiritual Archaeology with Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Most of Western Culture is built on layers upon layers of myth, ritual and symbolism. Nowhere is this more true than with Christianity. Join the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress as she interviews Veriditas Faculty Kayleen Asbo, Ph.D on her research into the surprising connections between Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism in art, music and ritual from Rome to Chartres Cathedral.
Kayleen Asbo is a cultural historian, musician, writer and teacher who weaves together myth, history, and the arts with experiential learning. Kayleen has been on the faculty of Sonoma State University (where she teaches Introduction to Art Therapy in the Psychology department), Dominican University (where she lectures on Cultural History for the Osher Life Long Learning Institute) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (where she has taught courses on music and developmental psychology for 13 years). Kayleen holds master's degrees in both music and psychology, and has a doctoral degree in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Kayleen has been a guest presenter and lecturer on the intersection of spirituality, psychology and the arts at the Oxford Round Table, Chartres Cathedral, Grace Cathedral, the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, the Numina Center and churches and colleges throughout the Bay Area. Kayleen's classes and workshops have repeatedly been lauded by students as "life changing", "transformational", "passionate" "inspiring", "fascinating" and "the best I have ever taken"