Poseidon is best known as the fierce and temperamental god of the sea. We know of his anger and vengeance that in mythology, caused sea storms and earthquakes. But he was much more, and his rich mythology and history is largely unknown. Poseidon was a king god before Zeus: an archaic, chthonic god, a source of primordial energies, a god of horses and fertility, a father figure, a savior and protector, as well as a destroyer. Through myth, collective family and personal histories, meditation, and guided imagery, we will explore the full complexity of Poseidon’s mythology and archetypal nature. We will discover the ways this archetype has surfaced in our lives and histories, how to integrate it, and how to shape Poseidon’s primal and instinctual energies for growth and creativity. This lecture introduces my new book, Passage to Poros: In the Sanctuary of the God of the Sea, forthcoming from Inner Traditions.