Mythology Cafe: The Power of Myth - The Hero's Adventure


Please join us in celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Power of Myth (and our own 3-year anniversary as a group) with a screening of episode 1 of Bill Moyers' seminal interview with Joseph Campbell - The Hero's Adventure.  The series became "one of the more enduring and popular programs ever aired on PBS," brought mythology back into the consciousness and conversation of generations, and offers an invitation to deepen our life experience through myth.

Following the 1-hour screening, we'll break into small groups for a discussion of Campbell's perspective of mythology and how we can use our understanding of it to live authentic and fulfilled lives.  Newcomers are always welcome!

Here's an excerpt of the article "Joseph Campbell and the Continual Relevance of Mythology" by Derek Beres, a Los Angeles-based journalist and yoga instructor: 

"Campbell would not live to see his life’s work influence so many people around the world. His most popular work, The Power of Myth, an interview and subsequent PBS series with Billy Moyers, was published months after his passing. In that masterful work he discussed the beauty of marriage and romantic love, the passionate call to live a creative life, and, as always, the importance of comparison. 

He also urged listeners not to look too far into history to understand who we are today, and more importantly, who we want to become. Evolution—social, psychological and spiritual—was always at the forefront of his lectures and books. As he said in those final moments of his life:

It doesn’t help to try to change [an imposed system] to accord with your system of thought. The momentum of history behind it is too great for anything really significant to evolve from that kind of action. The thing to do is learn to live in your period of history as a human being. That’s something else, and it can be done."  


As usual, meetings are free, but we would welcome small voluntary donations to be forwarded for the maintenance of the Joseph Campbell® Foundation's Mythological RoundTable® Program.

Please allow 90 minutes for this meeting. 

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