Walter and Amy discuss Joan of Arc’s crowning achievement (literally!) in the 9th stage of her heroic journey. Also, the importance of ceremony and ritual is considered in view of Charles VII’s coronation.
01:15 Enchanting Moments
03:46 Icon painting
07:33 9th Stage of the Hero's Journey
08:28 Josef Pieper - In Tune with the World
09:02 St. Chrysostom quote
09:36 Reflective Questions
13:50 Battle of Patay
19:10 Attempts to downplay Joan of Arc's story
23:11 Mark Twain lists the “Great Deeds of Joan of Arc”
26:56 The Bloodless March
31:57 Joan ransoms the prisoners at Troyes
35:55 Drawing of Joan of Arc
36:57 The Coronation of Charles VII at Reims
38:44 Clovis, first Christian king of France
41:50 The Holy Coronation Anointing Oil
46:58 Bedford has Henry VI crowned in Paris
49:23 Jonathan Pageau and the Symbolic World podcast
49:30 Crowning of a king as the founding ritual marriage ceremony
53:24 Christmas in July!
54:19 Reflective Questions Recap
59:21 USS Carl Vinson
01:01 "The Gift" by Mary Oliver
Can you describe a time when you were awed by something greater than yourself? How did this experience empower and inspire you?
What place do ceremony and ritual hold in your life? How might such celebrations serve to enrich and elevate important moments in your life?
This episode: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Bk. 2: Ch. 31-35
Next episode: Mark Twain’s Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, Bk. 2: Ch. 36-41
Symbolic World episode: Universal History: The Bridegroom and the Scapegoat | with Richard Rohlin
Poem: "The Gift" by Mary Oliver