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Campbell Conversations - November Roundtable


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Join us this Sunday, November 4th at 6pm when we’ll listen to a lecture by Joseph Campbell called Mythic Living followed by a discussion. The lecture is about an hour long.

Joseph Campbell opens this wide-ranging talk by observing that the living of life is itself a ritual act, and if society is to function, people must play various roles. Mythology gives us images of an array of roles to play, teaches us how to transcend our egos and play human roles, and helps us relate our inner worlds to outer realities. Campbell looks at the way in which twentieth-century psychology and literature have explored the ways in which myth informs our secularized society.

"Jung began reading ravenously the works that had already been published on mythology, and this thought came to him—what it means live by and with a myth and what it means to live without one. And he asked himself on this occasion by what myth he was living and he found he did not know. And so he proposed it to himself as his task of tasks that he should find by what myth he was living." —Joseph Campbell


Campbell Conversations is a roundtable discussion group in Dallas, Texas associated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation that meets to discuss the writings of Joseph Campbell, an American teacher and philosopher best known for his work in the field of comparative mythology.

The Roundtable meets on or near the first Sunday of each month, depending on availability of presenters, from 6-8 pm. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for our newsletter or meetup.com group. You can also follow us on twitter, email us with any questions or contact our organizer, Doug Gulling, directly.

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