Continuing with the theme of personal myth -- "finding it, learning what it is, and riding on it..." we are asking members to purchase their own copy of Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell and read one chapter per meeting (unless we have a speaker). Previous attendance is not required. This month, Chapter V: "Personal Myth" will be discussed in the first 60 min. (see link below). This chapter includes "Jung: What Myth Do I Live by?" and "The Functions of Mythology In Tradition and Today."
The Red Book of Carl G. Jung: Its Origins and Influence
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Following our discussion, we will listen to the first half of the last section of the audio program "The Wisdom of Mythic Stories." by Dr. Jonathan Young entitled "Practical Mythology" (30 minutes). Note: Each section may be enjoyed independent of the others.
While listening to the program you may wish to take notes to use in your own personal myth journal, so PLEASE BRING PEN AND PAPER. There is nothing to buy or bring for this program, we have Dr. Young's permission to use it as a group.
Here's more on the program: "The class is presented at the introductory level. The lectures review the familiar tale of The Wizard of Oz for significant metaphors and psychological insights... This course shows how to explore a classic tale for greater understanding of the inner life. We focus on how mythic stories reflect psychological dynamics... It is open to all those interested in archetypal perspectives. The lectures require no background in mythology, narrative theory, or Jungian psychology." Go to the Center of Story & Story for more about Dr. Young, his upcoming seminar schedule, and the course http://www.folkstory.com/center/wisdom.html
Suggested Reading: Pathways to Bliss available new and used at http://astore.amazon.com/josepcampbfou-20/detail/1577314719 in addition to libraries and bookstores everywhere.
As usual, meetings are free, but we would welcome small voluntary donations to be forwarded for the maintenance of the Joseph Campbell Foundation's Mythological RoundTable® Program.
The cafe is open early for our group - beverages are available during and cafe will be open following our meeting. Please support the venue!
Please allow 1-1/2 hours for this meeting.