The experience of the warrior is one known and experienced by many of those in our community. Many of our young men and women find themselves in a war that is rarely of their own making. When the war ends, these heroic fighters must return home, unlearning the life of the warrior and re-membering themselves so that they may each re-enter society and return to their home , their community, and their role as husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter and so much more. They must re-enter a community that is little changed while each returning warrior has been deeply changed by the experiences of war. Those of us who have never experienced the horrors of war struggle to imagine what these brave souls have endured in their time away from home. And yet, for thousands of years, likely from the earliest times in human history, battles have been fought, soldiers and civilians have perished, and when each war ends, the warrior must return home, both geographically and metaphorically to an inner place of solace. One’s true home. But how is one to do that? How can one truly come home again? The return is circuitous, it is complicated, filled with distractions and challenges. While there is of course no easy way to explore such a complex topic, the Odyssey of Homer gives us an enduring legacy of advice on just this problem. In this program, we will focus on the journey of Odysseus as he winds his way home to his beloved Ithaka after the Trojan War. It takes him 10 long years with many distractions along the way. There are lessons to be learned on each island. Ultimately, the hero will be tested many times in many different ways. By sex and drugs, and many of the same distractions that call to the returning warriors of our times. Join us as we explore the deeper psychological implications of this journey home. It is not necessary for participants to have read the work. The course will be taught using many paintings of the subject and I will tell the story as we go along. Join us as we work through this journey of transformation together and explore the psychological resonances found in this remarkable epic.