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Pathways to Ancient Shelter, Rock Art, Myths, and Reflections


  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Ave San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Dates: 3 Tuesdays, Oct. 13, 20, and 27

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.    

Leader: Mary Locke Crofts

Tuition: $35 / 3 sessions

Register By: Oct. 6

Enrollment: 12 min. /  60 max.

Crofts will use images of 4,000 year old Texas rock art to awaken participants to the spiritual aspects of the natural world. The springboard for the workshop is Crofts’ book, Pathways to Ancient Shelter: A Sojourn in Langtry, Texas. From at least 4,000 years ago, rock art was painted in canyon shelters around the junction of the Rio Grande, the Pecos, and the Devil’s rivers. Contemplation of ancient images is particularly rich for spiritual reflection. Locke Crofts will use her book to explore the meeting of psyche, soul, and landscape and to awaken us more fully to the natural world that calls each of us uniquely.

About the Instructor: Mary Locke Crofts grew up in the west Texas town of Big Spring, attended Baylor University, then married and settled in San Antonio with her husband and two children. After several years teaching English, she became a storyteller, focusing on Texas history, legends and characters, influenced by the works of J. Frank Dobie. Her interest in the power of narrative and in the archetypal patterns described by Carl Jung led her to the graduate program in myth and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, Calif. She now lives in San Antonio and Langtry.