This will be a unique book club/discussion because we will each choose our own book to read - from any genre - based on that event's topic*. This way, we bring multiple perspectives, stories, and historical knowledge to each topic we choose.
*There is a Poll open (under the More menu) that lists future topics you can rate per your interests. Topics are chosen and voted on from this list based on the most ratings.
Our discussion will start with each person spending 1-3 minutes introducing the book/article that he or she has read (or has mostly read). You can mention what the book was about, what you found interesting about it, and one or two facts to share.
Then we will open up the topic's discussion based on the content from our books. It is a free-flow conversation, so it can cover many different ideas, opinions, historical subjects, and emotion-arousing dialogue. You can just sit back and listen to the conversation, or participate - no pressure either way. No matter what is discussed, everyone's input should be respectful and respected.
For Mythologies of the World, here are some suggestions:
From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology by David Leeming
Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History and Literature by John Dowson
Finding Soul on the Path of Orisa: A West African Spiritual Tradition by Tobe Melora Correal
Monkey: The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en, Arthur Waley (Translator), Hu Shih (Introduction)
Pueblo Indian Wisdom: Native American Legends and Mythology by Teresa Pijoan
Also, here is a complete list of the mythologies of the world from Wikipedia: Mythology List
*Please note, some may consider religions' origins mythology or vice-versa. Please show the utmost respect in expressing your opinion.
Since we are doing a "fusion" of mythologies, I've found a fusion-food cafe (tried and true).
The location of the event is: Fireside Cafe in San Jose (on Stevens Creek - cross street is Winchester Blvd. Super easy to get to from 280 or 880)
They have coffee/wine/soda, crepes, falafel, kabobs, chicken marsala, gelato, and serve breakfast all day. They are also very reasonably priced and have outstanding service! Click here for their full menu.
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