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.

 


JCF Board Transition   Print | 

Leigh Melander

Joseph Campbell Foundation's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Leigh Melander, Ph.D., has graciously consented to join JCF's Board. Founder of the Imaginal Institute and of Spillian, Dr. Melander's background in the performing arts, business, mythology, and play make her a valuable addition to JCF's Board of Directors.

At the same time, JCF's Board bids a reluctant farewell to Dr. Elise Collins Shields, whose guidance and advocacy on behalf of the Joseph Campbell Foundation will be missed. 

For more about Dr. Melander and her predecessor, Dr. Shields, please visit this link>> 



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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Eugene, Oregon
RoundTable: November 6, 2014 in Eugene, Oregon
MRT of Sacramento, CA: Mythology Cafe: Mictlan
The Journey After Death

RoundTable: November 8, 2014 in Sacramento, CA
MRT of Laguna Beach, CA
RoundTable: November 10, 2014 in Laguna Beach, CA
MRT of Huron, OH
RoundTable: November 12, 2014 in Huron, OH
MRT of Mesa, AZ: Ancient Personifications of Divinity
RoundTable: November 15, 2014 in Mesa, AZ

See the entire calendar of events >>




You begin by breath control, by breathing to certain paces, and the breath is very curious … The notion is that emotion and feeling and state of mind are related to breath. When you are at rest, the breathing is in a nice, even order. When you are stirred with shock, the breathing changes. With passion the breathing changes. Change the breathing, and you change the state.