Events Calendar Joseph Campbell Foundation & JCF Mythological RoundTable® Groups

Beyond the Five Senses: Transcending Physical Existence @ Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
“The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.”
― Joseph Campbell
As the fields of science, psychology and neuroscience continue to explore the inner workings of the human mind and consciousness, we continue to debate what constitutes “reality” as well as what separates psychotic episodes from mystic, spiritual experiences and journeys to other “unseen” realms that are as “real” as our own waking world.
Learn how we can utilize the teachings of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung to help us understand the mythical and the non-physical realms of experience that can be induced by psychedelics, meditation, mental illness and psychic phenomenon—to bring back profound understandings that can help expand our worldview and transcend our limiting beliefs in this physical world. The new renaissance in psychedelic drugs will be discussed using examples from Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind.
Join in discussions inspired by the lifework of mythologist and comparative religion expert Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell®️ Foundation Mythological Roundtable®️ (MRT) network groups are gatherings of people interested in all things mythological. They are designed to enrich us as individuals and offer the opportunity to introduce Joseph Campbell’s work to the wider community. Hosted in partnership with the C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota, MRT gatherings will bring together presenters and the community to expand our conscious understanding of the interplay between mythology and Jungian psychology, as well as the evolution of the human psyche and society as a whole. Paul Boivin—a lifelong Joseph Campbell enthusiast and a Sarasota-based business entrepreneur who helped to establish the Sarasota MRT in 2015—will facilitate the meetings.