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by Rick Millman
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: What got you into mythology?
Replies: 114
Views: 9463

I was born into a secular Jewish home. We only went to synagogue on the High Holy Days - which I found incredibly boring. My parents put me into Sunday School beginning in 2nd grade, so I would know enough to be Bar Mitzvah'd by the age of 13. It was the thing to do culturally speaking. In Sunday Sc...
by Rick Millman
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Jewish mythology
Replies: 6
Views: 1557

The Legends of the Jews By Louis Ginzberg [1909] This is a massive collation of the Haggada--the traditions which have grown up surrounding the Biblical narrative. These stories and bits of layered detail are scattered throughout the Talmud and the Midrash, and other sources, including oral. In the ...
by Rick Millman
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Addiction and Recovery as Mythic Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 14899

It's true that A.A. began under the auspices of middle class Christian Americans (which was the mainstream of American spiritual thought and practice - particularly in the 1930s and 1940s. ) But what people like William James and Carl Jung were pointing out was that alcoholics were not going to stay...
by Rick Millman
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Addiction and Recovery as Mythic Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 14899

I'm also looking forward to hearing more about your article Dean. In case you're interested, there is another good resource that deals with 12 Step spirituality, and borrows from the likes of Cambell, Jung and Grof. It is called : THE WIDE OPEN DOOR: The Twelve Steps, Spiritual Tradition & the New P...
by Rick Millman
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Joe's Course Syllabus?
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Back to my post from May. In Campbell's The Mythic Dimension: "Comparative Mythology as an Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies.", Joe mentioned that he televised his course on TV in a series of 34 half hour lectures. This was done in the early sixties. Does anyone know if the tapes or transcripts...
by Rick Millman
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell Reading List?
Replies: 7
Views: 3357

A lot of the titles are freely accessible on the internet. I downloaded several titles, including Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy, The Book of Tea, the book by Henry Adams, and the Tales of the North American Indians. ( I don't have the list of titles in front of me, so please excuse any error in title...
by Rick Millman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Joe's Course Syllabus?
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Good call Bodhi - I forgot about that one! If anyone's interested, I did come across a copy of the Sarah Lawrence student newsletter when I was at Pacifica which had a short article about Campbell's old students reflecting on what it was like to be taught by him. I could transcribe a few quotes and...
by Rick Millman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Joe's Course Syllabus?
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Better than a syllabus is the first selection in Campbell's The Mythic Dimension : "Comparative Mythology as an Introduction to Cross-Cultural Studies." This 9 page paper provides an informal description of his class on mythology that would add flesh to the bare bones of the usual class outline. Th...
by Rick Millman
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Joe's Course Syllabus?
Replies: 13
Views: 3485

Joe's Course Syllabus?

I know about Joe's reading list. Does anyone know if there are any course syllabi for his classes at Sara Lawrence?

Rick Millman
by Rick Millman
Fri May 18, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Campbell Reading List?
Replies: 7
Views: 3357

Has anybody ever seen a copy of his course syllabus?
by Rick Millman
Thu May 10, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: The Wisdom Pool: The Associates Research Dialogue
Topic: Addiction and Recovery as Mythic Journey
Replies: 14
Views: 14899

Hi folks - I'm new to this forum thing. I'm an addictions counsel who has been treading a similar path as you Dean. I've been looking to put something together in the context of Joseph Campbell's concept of the Hero's Journey and 12 -Step recovery. You folks have put in some exellent information. Th...