MRT of Ojai - Archetypal Arboretum: The Mythology of Trees" with Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D., Chair of Myth. Studies at PGI


Date: March 17, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm
Category: RoundTable
Duration: Two Hours
Sponsor: JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ojai, CA
Venue: The Ojai Foundation - The Teaching Tree
Link: http://www.facebook.com/ojaimyth
Address: 9739 Ojai Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023
City: Ojai, CA
Description:

The Teaching Tree at the Ojai Foundation has long stood as an axis of learning and wisdom in Southern California. Krishnamurti, Aldous Huxley, Black Elk, Thich Nhat Hanh, Houston Smith, Joan Halifax and Joseph Campbell are few among the many profound teachers who have spoken above its roots and beneath its branches.  


Those involved with the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological Roundtable® of Ojai have long felt the privilege and honor of gathering here, under Campbell's legacy, where a student of his once nurtured this place into existence, and where the man himself once spoke. Since its inception we've dreamed forward to a time when the roundtable might meet beneath the Teaching Tree. After reserving and waiting for the right teacher and time to cross that respected threshold: 


Sunday March 17, 5-7 PM, a former student of Campbell's and current Chair of the world's only PhD Program in Mythological Studies, Dr. Evans Lansing Smith, will guide us through "An Archetypal Arboretum: The Mythology of Trees."


Further information to be announced as the event approaches on facebook.com/ojaimyth



Evans Lansing Smith received a B.A. in English from Williams College, an M.A. in Creative Writing from Antioch International (London and Dublin), and a Ph.D. in Literature from The Claremont Graduate School. He traveled with the late Joseph Campbell, on study tours of northern France, Egypt, and Kenya, and he studied literature in England, at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. Since then, he has taught at colleges in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas and California where he is currently the Chair of the PhD Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA. He has published ten previous books, and numerous articles, on comparative mythology and literature. He was nominated for "International Writer of the Year 2003" by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.



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

Cost: Free - Donations Optional
Contact e-mail: ojaimyth@gmail.com



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