The Shakespeare Effect 2017 Series

Shakespeare, the Soul of the World, and the Goddess of Complete Being.

A new series by Peggy Rubin in 2017.


Individual Sessions: $395

Six Payment Options

You are not registered until we receive your payment by credit card, Paypal, or check.
Details will be emailed to registrants upon receipt of your payment.

Receipts for credit card and Paypal payments will come from Athena Associates.

If paying by check, make check payable to Elizabeth Austin and designate Shakespeare Effect in memo area of check.
Mail check to: 395 Pearl St. #4, Ashland OR 97520.

Registration questions? Contact Elizabeth Austin (541) 482-4132 /

Four sessions in 2017:

In Ashland, OR at Hidden Springs Center. All start on Thursday evening, end on Sunday afternoon. Exact times tbd.

April 20-23
“You were born under a charitable star,…”
Shakespeare’s springtime guidance

June 8-11
“But thy eternal summer shall not fade,…”
embracing the love that lasts forever

September 28-October 1
“The web of our life is of a mingled yarn,,…”
the alchemy of life review

November 9-12
“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends,…”
trusting the future, come what may

Our studies will explore:


Four hundred years ago, April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare died. His work and words live on and on. Working with those words, speaking those words, embodying those words provides a direct pipeline, I believe, from his great mind into our own creative juices, inspiring them, enlivening us, and opening us to realms of “joy beyond the walls of the world.”


“Soul of the age!

The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage!

My Shakespeare, rise!”

Those are Ben Jonson’s words about his fellow playwright. I echo them and want to dive into the Soul of the World using Shakespeare’s words as wings.


Our guide will be the Goddess of Complete Being whose name comes to us from the poet Ted Hughes. He wrote a spectacular study called Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being. This book provides both inspiration and a mythic/psychological text for our gatherings.

What’s in it for you:

Joy, excitement, renewed creativity, new vision and increased appetite for life. Plus the pleasures and challenges of forming and participating in an engaged community. Who could ask for anything more?