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About JCF MRT Group of Mumbai; India
JCF MRT Group of Mumbai is the first JCF MRT initiative not only in India; but also in Asia. This initiative has been taken up by Dr.Sunil R.Parab who is currently working as Group Leader and Coordinator for this Group. The JCF MRT activities are being conducted in Department of Sanskrit; University of Mumbai which is also the home for World’s one of the first Academic Courses in Comparative Mythology. Thus this MRT also associates Joseph Campbell Foundation with Department of Sanskrit; University of Mumbai.

MRT of Mumbai

The innovative concept of starting this group was put forward by Mr.William Linn who is also helping this group as the Mentor. Mr.Martin Weyers hasbeen very kind and supportive throughout this entire journey. Mr.Stephen Gerringer has also inspired this group to execute its meets in Mumbai. Dr.Madhavi Narsalay; assistant professor of Department of Sanskrit and renowned Mythologist in India is the Mother of this MRT in true sense. She actively participates from planning to the execution of various Tasks taken up by this Group.

Since the Group assembles in Academic Campus for each MRT meet; the teaching as well as non-teaching staff and students of the Department help and support each associated activity. Ms. Radhika Radia is JCF MRT’s internal coordinator for the Department. Mr. Neelkanth Mehta and Ms. Dipti Anerao are supporting the a/v recording of the sessions. It would not be possible to mention each member’s contribution in introduction part; but as we proceed with each meet and activity; we will highlight the specific contributions of the members.

Nearby Events

Odette Springer, PhD presents “The Indigenous Psyche: Changing Woman and an Artist in Dialogue” @ OPUS Archives and Research Center
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of OPUS

at Pacifica Graduate Institute presents:

Odette Springer, PhD

The Indigenous Psyche: Changing Woman and an Artist in Dialogue

Sunday, August 18, 2019


801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara CA 93108

Classroom G

Free & Open to the Public

Who is the Navajo Deity Changing Woman and why is her mythology obscured? In this presentation, Odette Springer, PhD, will explore the many mysteries of Changing Woman and Na’ach’aanhi, the Navajo term for an artist, or “maker of things.” By engaging Changing Woman through the therapeutic technique of active imagination, Springer re-imagined her own disembodied creative spirit that had been severed by trauma and found that, as a symbol of continual regeneration, Changing Woman offered a balanced system to the fragmenting nature of the creative process. It is Springer’s hope that sharing her own rediscovery of voice and body will encourage today’s women and men to draw from Changing Woman’s invaluable gifts and inspire their own myths in the making. Join us as we explore this quintessential feminine Goddess through myth, music, and metaphor.

Odette Springer, PhD, is a writer, independent film producer, and classically trained musician. She has been a singer/songwriter and composer for over 25 films for such companies as HBO, Showtime, Paramount Studios, and the Disney Channel, as well as numerous international television networks. Her first feature documentary Some Nudity Required premiered at Sundance and immediately secured worldwide distribution. In addition to publishing her poetry, she has published academic essays in several anthologies. Her dissertation for Pacifica Graduate Institute focuses on trauma and the creative process and is entitled Changing Woman: Calling The Feminine Home.

For more info: [email protected] or 805.969.5750

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