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Elizabeth Lesser ~ Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes

Sunday, April 18, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm

Live Webinar


What story would Eve have told about picking the apple? Why is Pandora blamed for opening the box? And what about the fate of Cassandra, who was blessed with knowing the future but cursed so that no one believed her? What if women had also told our guiding origin tales, spiritual parables, and hero myths? Elizabeth Lesser, Omega co-founder and bestselling author, discusses these questions and more in this live Banyen conversation + Q&A on her new book, Cassandra Speaks: When Women Are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.

"When did we as women start trying so desperately to tame our feelings, our bodies, our ambition? In this powerful book, Elizabeth Lesser brings us back to the earliest stories that convinced us to silence our voices, and then forward to a place where we trust ourselves to lead our lives — and the world.”

~ Glennon Doyle

Elizabeth Lesser is the co-founder of Omega Institute, the renowned conference and retreat center located in Rhinebeck, New York. She is the NY Times bestselling author of several books including Marrow, The Seeker's Guide, and Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. Elizabeth Lesser has given two popular TED talks, and is one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.

“Every chapter of this blazingly wonderful book hit home. It gave me strength, comfort and hope.”

~ Sally Field

Cassandra Speaks is about a new kind of hero’s journey."

~ Iyanla Vanzant