Two New Joseph Campbell Downloads   Print | 

Lecture II.3.1 Album Cover

These lectures, one recorded at Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1971 , the other combining two talks at the Esalen Institute in 1971 & 1975, have never before been commercially released. Click on titles to learn more or to download.

Either of the first two talks in Series II, Volume 3 of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection are now available for download as our Thank You gift when you donate $5.99 to JCF:

Lecture II.3.1 – The Symbols of the Christian Faith – In this talk, Joseph Campbell looks at the mythic underpinnings of one of the world's great mythic traditions. He explores the religion's historical and mythological roots, and discusses why it is that churches are struggling to keep their faith truly alive.

Lecture II.3.2 – Tarot and the Christian Myth –  Here Joseph Campbell delves into the mythological symbolism of the traditional tarot deck, showing that, in fact, they represent an initiation into ancient spiritual lessons.


The Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman Scholarship   Print | 

Joseph Campbell and Jean Erdman 

OPUS Archives and Research Center announces THE JOSEPH CAMPBELL & JEAN ERDMAN SCHOLARSHIP: Celebrating the Marriage of Mythology & Dance.

This is a one-time scholarship of $5,000 offered to a new or continuing full-time graduate student in the field of dance or choreography.  The scholarship is to be distributed over the course of the student's program and managed by the receiving institution.

Deadline: August 15, 2014 by 5 p.m. for Fall 2014 start.

VISION SCHOLARSHIPS are also available for newly admitted, full time masters or doctoral students in any discipline (deadline to apply is March 31, 2014). 

Learn more about applying>>


Mythological ToolBox at Esalen, March 23-28, 2014   Print | 

Esalen Cliff Baths 

Every year for decades, Joseph Campbell celebrated his birthday (March 26th) by spending a week at Esalen. JCF has continued the tradition of "Campbell week" with an exploration of the personal myths shaping our lives.

This year's 21st edition of the Mythological ToolBox™ Playshop is entitled "Retooling Your Hero's Journey Redux."

Robert Walter, Joseph Campbell's editor, publisher, and JCF President, will lead the activities, joined by Tai Ji dancer and author, Chungliang Al Huang.

If you dare to revision yourself, you are invited to join our improvisational rebirth rituals, March 23 -28, 2014, at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur CA.. Reserve your spot today!

For more information on this year's Mythological ToolBox™ Playshop, visit this page>>


New Joseph Campbell Book on Goddesses!   Print | 

Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

"And is it likely, do you think, after all her years and millennia of changing forms and conditions, that she is now unable to let her daughters know who they are?"
—Joseph Campbell

In this provocative volume (edited by Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives and Research Center), Joseph Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

Purchase a copy for yourself, and as holiday gifts for family members and friends who appreciate the Goddess.

Order Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, today
 


MythNow Blog: Living in the Between – Raven & Story in Haida Culture   Print | 

Haida Raven 

In the current MythNow Blog, Seattle Mythological RoundTable® Founder Allison Steiger shares her exploration of Haida culture. The Haida, traditionally residing on islands off the coast of western Canada, consider themselves boundary dwellers, reflected not just in their geography, but in their mythology.

Allison led the Seattle MRT for eight years before turning it over to others in 2012. She holds an MA in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and has been teaching, writing, and leading workshops on myth and creativity, and blogs regularly at The Creativity Post and Mythic Stories.

Read Living in the Between: Raven & Story in Haida Culture>> 

   

New to Mythological Resources   Print | 

The Need to Say No 

New to the Mythological Resources category in our online bookstore: The Need to Say No: The Importance of Setting Boundaries in Love, Life, & Your World - How to Be Bullish and Not Bullied (Little Book. Big Idea.)

The Need to Say No is a simple inspirational guide and instructional manual to help the reader gain command of their relationships by setting boundaries. This work draws on the metaphor of the bull to examine the behaviors of bullies and boundary violators. Author Jill Brooke (writer, journalist, stepfamily coach, playwright and a former on-air CNN correspondent) includes mythological, historical and contemporary bull stories and myths to identify 10 bull archetypes of aggressive personalities and how to deal effectively with them.

Click on the image or the title to visit our bookstore and learn more. 

Also new to Mythological Resources is Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and Contemporary Stories, by Native American storyteller and therapist Ty Nolan. Currently available in Kindle, but soon to be out in paperback,click on the title to learn more about this work.

 



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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Laguna Beach, CA
RoundTable: April 23, 2014 in Laguna Beach, CA
MRT of Doorwerth, Netherlands: Verlichting
RoundTable: April 26, 2014 in Doorwerth, Netherlands
MRT of Joshua Tree, CA
RoundTable: April 29, 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA
MRT of Berlin 2, Germany
Grundlagen: "Die Macht der Mythen IV: Die Göttin"

RoundTable: April 30, 2014 in Berlin 2, Germany
MRT of Dallas, TX
RoundTable: May 4, 2014 in Dallas, TX

See the entire calendar of events >>




There is an Indian fable of three beings who drank from a river: one was a god, and he drank ambrosia; one was a man, and he drank water; and one was a demon, and he drank filth. What you get is a function of your own consciousness.