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Inaugural Meeting of the JCF Mythological RoundTable(R) Group of Jacksonville, FL @ UNF Writing Center
Sep 27 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Genesis – We Love Origin Stories; or, In the Beginning…


UNF Writing Center

September 27, 2019

12:30-1:30 PM


Grab some grub and choose a chair at our Mythological RoundTable’s first meeting of Fall 2019. Starting out on this adventure together, we’ll explore how creation myths and heroic tales persist in this era of superhero movies. Join us as we examine the cultural and psychological symbols at work in stories old and new. Come discuss how we can each relate to Adam, Eve, Peter Parker, and Wonder Woman.


Stick around after the thrilling presentations to share with us what you think our beloved origin stories say about a person’s individual journey through adolescence and finding one’s place in the world.


Whether you thought Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man was better than Marvel’s Homecoming or you’re sick of seeing Thomas and Martha Wayne get shot, this event is for you!

David Orr presents “ILLUMINED: Mandalas & Mythos Across Art & Time” @ OPUS Archives and Research Center @ OPUS Archives and Research Center
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of OPUS

at Pacifica Graduate Institute presents:

David Orr

ILLUMINED: Mandalas and Mythos Across Art and Time

Sunday, October 6, 2019


801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara CA 93108

Barrett Center

Free & Open to the Public

“A mandala is the psychological expression of the totality of the self.” — C.G. Jung

For the ILLUMINED series, artist David Orr photographs a mystical, sacred, or philosophical text—often a one-of-a-kind hand-printed and illuminated manuscript—then digitally recombines the results into an abstract form which alludes to each worldview and beyond. The end images take on a mandala (sanskrit, ‘circle’) form: circular, with elements configured around a center point. Carl Jung noted that the mandala appears in virtually every culture; indeed, in his introduction to The Red Book, Sonu Shamdasani noted that Jung “held that the mandala represented one of the best examples of the universality of an archetype.” This method of displaying information—for purposes both sacred and secular—has been used in metaphysical representations of the universe (Buddhist thangkas, Alchemical diagrams, the pythagorean monad) and contemporary data rendering (orbital patterns, CERN particle diagrams; web infographics) seemingly as long as humans have been depicting it. Join David as he discusses the mandala form’s visual impact across cultures, across beliefs, and throughout time.

David Orr is a visual artist based in California. He exhibits his work internationally and has spoken about his work at a wide range of venues including Cal State LA, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Death Salon, Dublintellectual Ireland, The Director’s Guild of America, The Mütter Museum, The New School, Parsons School of Design, Reed College, UCLA, and The Philosophical Research Society (PRS). David served as curator at PRS and established the PRS arts program and Hansell Gallery. He is a member of The Long Now Foundation.

For more info: [email protected] or 805.969.5750

The Magic of DONEGAL-MRT-Dublin at MYTHIC LINKS Ireland @ United Arts Club
Oct 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Autumn 2019

Thurs 17 Oct –The  Magic of  Donegal:
Land, Sea, Sky, Story-                  

Atlantic Place  
and  Poetic Imagination.

Speaker: Mary MacKENNA. 

Creative influences of Donegal and it’s traditions shine across the ages,
from the legacy of Colum Cille and the fairies of folklore, illuminating both Hollywood movies,  and leading writers and artists of the 21st century.

Inspired by The Warp and Weft of Heritage FESTIVAL : 11- 13 October 2019 in ARDARA –Click for Info

Festival at ARDARA, Donegal – may also be of interest-
60th anniversary of Walt Disney’s “Darby O’Gill & the Little People” !


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Voluntary non-profit event-
Cover charge per evening is to defray venue costs and overheads.
Donations will be also made to JCF when feasible

“El carácter hermético de Odiseo como clave de su viaje heroico”
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
"El carácter hermético de Odiseo como clave de su viaje heroico"

Sábado 19 de Octubre. 16 a 19hs.

Terapeuta Junguiana
(Facultad de Psicología /Facultad de Filosofía Y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Mapa de la Reunión:
16 a 17.30hs: Sobre la heroína: Dorothy Gale y el mago de Oz / Seres mitológicos porteños (Algunos apuntes de psicomitología urbana)
17.30 a 19hs: Exposición de la Lic. Virginia Modarelli
19hs: Rito grupal de cierre de la reunión


Salt Lake City MRT – Visit with JCF President Bob Walter @ Member's house
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a special harvest season gathering with Bob Walter, president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, on Saturday, 19 October at 5:30 PM. Bob will begin our evening with a 30-45 minute presentation followed by a potluck dinner. The evening will conclude with a Q&A.

RSVP required. Please send an email to [email protected] or call/text 385-707-0041.

Travels in TIBET and India-MRT-Dublin at MYTHIC LINKS Ireland @ United Arts Club
Nov 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

Autumn 2019Thurs 21 Nov –Travels in TIBET and India:
In the Time of Nomads Lost  in Shambala.
Illustrated TALK and discussion.

Speaker: Siofra O’ DONOVAN –Author and Writing Coach, completed an MA in Indo-Tibetan studies at SOAS in University of London.  One of Siofra’s books, Lost In Shambhala, is travelogue about Tibetans in exile. BOOK INFO .
BLOG- In the Time of Nomads


EMAIL  [email protected] to join the mailing list

Facebook: follow or Like:  Athena Ireland

Voluntary non-profit event-
Cover charge per evening is to defray venue costs and overheads.
Donations will be also made to JCF when feasible

Revisioning Your Hero’s Journey®: A Mythological Toolbox @ Esalen
Mar 22 – Mar 27 all-day

Mythological ToolBox® PlayShops

Joseph Campbell liked to celebrate his birthday (March 26th) at Esalen. Explaining why, he’d recount Carl Jung’s wondering, “What myth am I living by?” and realizing he didn’t know, writing “I took it upon myself to get to know ‘my’ myth, and I regarded this as the task of tasks.” “That’s what a birthday is for,” Campbell would conclude, “and what Esalen is about.” In 1988, five months after Campbell’s death, his friends gathered at Esalen for “Campbell Week,” a tradition that has morphed into this Playshop.

Who were you? What’s inspired your biographical saga? What treasures hide in your basement or attic? Who are you? What’s displayed on your refrigerator? What dangles from your rearview mirror? Who do you aspire to be? What’s on your bucket list? Dare to revision yourself. Join our springtime rebirth rituals. You needn’t be familiar with Campbell to relive dreams, rekindle visions, embrace mythmaking tools like drums and dance, music and song, masks, medicine bags and altars. Individual, small- and large-group activities will provide reflective and expressive opportunities to retool the myths shaping your life. Bring a meaningful but expendable totem, unsung story or evocative song, and a sense of humor.

Learn more and register at


Revisioning Your Hero’s Journey®: A Mythological Toolbox

WEEK OF MARCH 22-27, 2020
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California

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RoundTable Contact: Nayla Attar

RoundTable Status: Emerging