Calliope is an image of the unfolding story in your life. What are the myths that you weave and live in? She is the overarching image, and the eldest and most respected of the muses: the meta-muse, as it were.
Clio: The Proclaimer
Muse of History: Where Do You Come From?
What are your origins? Roots? Starting points? Context? Family/ancestors? We've got a passion for re-inventing ourselves. Clio provides an invitation to remember where you began as you do so.
Erato: The Lovely
Muse of Love Poetry: What Do You Love?
What and whom do you love? And what is lovely in your life? Erato invites those who hear her to muse upon relationships, affections, beauty, and aesthetics.
Euterpe: The Pleasure Giver
Muse of Music: What Do You Make?
What brings you pleasure? What is melodic and musical in your life? Euterpe celebrates the discipline in making, and the pleasure in play, as well as reminding us to listen carefully to ourselves and the world around us.
Melpomene: The Songstress
Muse of Tragedy: What Are Your Challenges?
What challenges and hardships do you face? How can you face your own shadow? Melpomene evokes what we work against ñ the sand in the oyster that produces the pearl. She sings beauty, seeing the beauty in what is difficult or painful, and celebrates it.
Polyhymnia: She of Many Hymns
Muse of Sacred Poetry: What Do You See When You Look Inwards?
Polyhymnia sings the sacred poetry of words, and of geometry, meditation, and things growing. She brings us an opportunity for introspection, looking at the patterns in our psyches.
Terpsichore: The Whirler
Muse of Dance: Where Is The Movement In Your Life?
Terpsichore evokes the joy of movement, whether it is in your own body, your life, or in the world around you. She presents dancing as a metaphor for that movement ñ with joy, grace, passion, abandon, delight, discipline, pleasure.
Thalia: The Flourishing
Muse of Comedy: What Makes You Laugh?
Where is the play and laughter in your life? Where is the quicksilver lightness? When are you frivolous? Thalia brings us the wisdom of silliness. What makes you flourish? How do you define that in your life?
Urania: The Heavenly
Muse of Astronomy: What Is In Your Future?
Urania imagines the future, the stars, and infinity. How do you imagine yours?