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JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group at OPUS

The JCF Mythological RoundTable® Group at OPUS meets four times a year. This group fosters dialogue that deepens our understanding of Campbell's ideas through intellectual discussion and community. Each gathering we focus on a specific topic, chapter or essay of Campbell's. Come and participate in in our lively conversation on Joseph Campbell's work.


"Myth comes from the same zone as dream... from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness."

                                                                                      -- Joseph Campbell

For 2014 the Joseph Campbell Mythological RoundTable© Group at OPUS Archives will be screening the "Power of Myth" series with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers.  Each meeting will start with an episode and then there will be a facilitated discussion with Safron Rossi, Ph.D. who is the Curator of Collections at OPUS, home of the Joseph Campbell library and manuscript collection.  The next meeting is as follows:

RT 3 - Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Pacifica Graduate Institute

801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara

The Event is FREE

"The First Storytellers "

In this dialogue, Campbell explores one of the most prominent themes in myth, namely that of death and rebirth.  From the earliest cultures and societies we learn that the relationship between the natural rhythms of nature and human life are critical, and through myth we are brought into accord with such knowledge.  As Campbell says, myths "put the mind in accord with the body, and the way of like in accord with the way nature dictates."


If you have questions please contact Barbara at 805-969-5750 or

For more information on the JCF Mythological RoundTable® sponsored by the Joseph Campbell Foundation visit their web site at

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