LIVING YOUR BLISS: Songs Inspired by Joseph Campbell (by Phil Robinson)

  • September 19, 2012 · 7:00 PM
  • Amber's Place

Hi Everyone! I wanted to invite members of our meetup to this special event which I'll be putting on at Amber's Place on Wed 9/19--

The NY Mythology Meetup Group has offered to host this preview performance of my one-man show, entitled 'Living Your Bliss: Songs Inspired by Joseph Campbell', which I've created and will be putting on for the upcoming "Celebrating the Mythic Life" conference in October, in upstate New York.

This event will be an intimate night of my original songs, alternating with some discussion of Joseph Campbell's stirring and inspiring ideas. I hope you can make it!

--Phil

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LIVING YOUR BLISS:
Songs Inspired by Joseph Campbell



"Artists are magical helpers. Evoking symbols and motifs that connect us to our deeper selves, they can help us along the heroic journey of our own lives."

-- Joseph Campbell

 

Joseph Campbell felt that artists always have a special role to play in society-- by following through on their own personal inspiration, they provide the effective symbols by which the individuals of a particular society may come into contact with their own deepest vitality. Moreover, Campbell felt that his own life's work-- the elucidation of "Mankind's one great story" through myth-- would be of special value to artists, as mythology is "the homeland of the muses, the inspirers of art..."

Phil Robinson is a songwriter and performer whose work-- and life-- have benefited immeasurably from a lifetime's worth of engagement with Joseph Campbell's writings. With deeply resonant songs such as 'Leaving Home', 'Wasteland', and 'Through The Middle' as well as fun songs like 'Transcendental Cowboy', Phil uses his own creative output as an intimate case-study in how Campbell's influence can be of benefit to any creative artist, demonstrating three main areas where Campbell's ideas have been of great creative utility to his artistic process:

  1. Shaping content (homing in on what to write about)
  2. Aesthetic guidance (how to create work that is powerfully affecting)
  3. Inspiration (summoning the courage to create and to live a creative life)


This 90-minute presentation will alternate between discussions of key Campbell ideas, and Phil's performances of his own original songs which have been directly informed by those ideas.

Workshop participants will observe first-hand an intimate example of the fruits-- and pitfalls-- of one person engaging deeply with his own myth by pursuing an unlikely calling and coming out successful on the other side. By way of Joseph Campbell's writings, they will also receive some very helpful clues as to how to unleash such vitality and creativity in their own lives.

There will be opportunities for group discussion throughout.

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Sign up early, space is limited for this venue, and well worth the admission of $5 to be collected at the door. There will be an automatic waiting list when we reach the limit so PLEASE RSVP and IF YOU RSVP 'YES' AND THEN CAN"T MAKE IT, PLEASE UPDATE YOUR ATTENDANCE SO SOMEONE ON THE WAITING LIST CAN BE ABLE TO COME.

 

 

 

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ABOUT PHIL ROBINSON:

- MUSIC SITE: http://www.philrobinson.net

- LABEL SITE: http://www.roomfulofsky.com

- BAND SITE: http://www.facebook.com/TheBlissJockeys

- EVENT SITE: http://www.philrobinson.net/living-your-bliss.html

 

Phil Robinson is an accomplished singer/songwriter and public speaker who's been 'following his bliss' by performing his original story-songs and enthralling audiences everywhere with his infectious positive energy and arrestingly unflinching look at the paradoxes inherent in living an authentic life.

Drawing from a deep well of mythic inspiration, Phil founded his own independent record label, Roomful of Sky Records, in 2005, and soon thereafter met with some uncommon success: after seeking out and forging a strong relationship with the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF), Phil produced The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell digital audio series, which he then had the great privilege of releasing through his label. Beyond the audio series, Phil has helped to continue Campbell's work by aiding the foundation in building its international network of local community groups based on the exploration of spirituality and culture, as well as by personally founding the JCF Mythological RoundTable group of New York.

A contributor to Parabola Magazine, Phil is active throughout NYC, often leading and facilitating community events around the topics of mythology, creativity and culture. His dynamic rock/pop/gospel band, The Bliss Jockeys, is a popular fixture on the NYC performance circuit, and to fans of his music, Phil is sometimes known as 'The Transcendental Cowboy', after his signature song.

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PHIL ROBINSON - DREAMER'S SONG:

- CLICK HERE FOR LYRICS:

http://www.roomfulofsky.com/records/phil-robinson-dreamers-song.html

 

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  • Cecilia B.

    Phil is a modern-day bard. Bards played an important role inspiring kings with songs about the trials and triumphs of the heroes of old. Phil however sings of the hero within using the stories of his own life and yet manages to make his journey archetypal, meaning that any man can walk his path and find in it himself. He demonstrates an understanding of the Joseph Campbell's words from a spiritual level and does infect the group with his commitment to live the words...Follow your Bliss.

    September 21, 2012

  • Swenoble

    Phil's original songs, as influenced by the ideas of Joseph Campbell, led us on a journey through myths and musical magic!! It was a wonderful and informative evening!

    September 20, 2012

  • Phil Robinson (.

    THANK YOU ALL for being such a warm & receptive audience for my first time doing this-- "LEAP!! And the NET will appear!!" That was certainly true for me tonight. It was so deeply rewarding to share my personal journey, and my original songs, through the lense of Campbell's Hero's Journey with like-minded fellow travelers. I'm very grateful for the support and for the chance you've all given me. Follow your bliss! :-)

    September 20, 2012

  • Phil Robinson (.

    THANK YOU ALL for being such a warm & receptive audience for my first time doing this-- "LEAP!! And the NET will appear!!" That was certainly true for me tonight. It was so deeply rewarding to share my personal journey, and my original songs, through the lense of Campbell's Hero's Journey with like-minded fellow travelers. I'm very grateful for the support and for the chance you've all given me. Follow your bliss! :-)

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry.. could't make it..

    September 19, 2012

  • Phil Robinson (.

    I'm very grateful for this opportunity to share my deepest inspirations-- and most personal songs-- with our group-- the most perfect, warm and receptive audience. I seriously cannot wait!! See you all there! --Love, Phil :-)

    September 3, 2012

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