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.
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.
A ORIGEM DOS SONHOS & DOS MITOS – Abordagem Junguiana da Mitologia
1º Encontro de 2020 da Mythological RoundTable® Belo Horizonte filiada à Joseph Campbell Foundation.
“O sonho é uma experiência pessoal daquele profundo, escuro fundamento que dá suporte às nossas vidas conscientes, e o mito é o sonho da sociedade. O mito é o sonho público, e o sonho é o mito privado.”
— Joseph Campbell
Nesse evento gratuito, será exibido o primeiro episódio da série “Mythos – Psyche and Symbol”, onde o mitólogo Joseph Campbell apresenta sua visão da importância da Função Psicológica do Mito a partir das teorias e conceitos de Carl Gustav Jung.
Em seguida acontecerá um bate papo com o Claudio Paixão, Doutor em Psicologia Social pela USP e coordenador do Gabinete de Estudos da Informação e do Imaginário no PPGCI da Escola de Ciência da Informação da UFMG, foi Membro do Comitê Executivo da International Association for Junguian Studies.
The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of OPUS
at Pacifica Graduate Institute presents:
Devon Deimler, PhD
James Hillman, the Art of Contemporary Myth, and Myth of Contemporary Art
Sunday, April 19, 2020
801 Ladera Lane Santa Barbara CA 93108
Free & Open to the Public
One of the most eminent collections housed in OPUS Archives and Research Center is that of James Hillman, the founder of archetypal psychology. It was Hillman’s ambition to “push psychology over into art,” for if psyche were studied through those things that do not dismiss the strange and pathological—like art and mythology—then our psychological notions of “normal and abnormal might have to switch houses” (Re-Visioning Psychology 107). In this presentation, OPUS’ Curatorial Assistant, Devon Deimler, PhD, will explore elements of Hillman’s oeuvre related to art, aesthetics, myths of creative inspiration, and the poetic, imagistic basis of mind and how these ideas influenced her own work regarding Dionysos as an archetype of aesthetic experience. In the spirit of OPUS’ mission as a living archive, we will carry Hillman’s contributions into the present day, to seek out the vitality of myth and archetypal psychology within contemporary art. Special selections from Hillman’s collection will also be on display throughout the event.
Devon Deimler, PhD is an artist, writer, and scholar. She is Curatorial Assistant at OPUS Archives and Research Center, located at Pacifica Graduate Institute, and Scholar in Residence at The Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, where she is also founder and curator of the Cinemyth Film Series. Devon earned her doctorate in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her dissertation, Ultraviolet Concrete: Dionysos and the Ecstatic Play of Aesthetic Experience, received the honor of Pacifica’s Dissertation of Excellence award. Devon earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where she focused primarily on event-based work and modern through contemporary art and film history. Her experience in art and music includes founding an independent record label and collaborative event project, Wildfire Wildfire Productions, working as Assistant to the Director at the Dennis Hopper Art Trust, and teaching modern art history and studio practices at American University Preparatory School. She is the North American Mythological RoundTable® Coordinator for the Joseph Campbell Foundation.
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RoundTable Contact: Sunil Parab
RoundTable Status: Chartered