May 5, 2012 · 10:00 AM
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For May, the Book and Media Club will be led by Flannery Wheeler, one of our younger members, who is deeply interested in literature. Flannery has chosen a classic that all freethinkers should be familiar with: Joseph Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces, which explores recurring themes and motifs in mythology. It gives the perspective of cultural anthropology to the study of religion.
Flannery recommends a couple of links to look at. You can see Amazon’s page for the text here: http://www.amazon.com/Hero-Thousand-Faces-Bollingen-Series/dp/0691017840
And the Joseph Campbell Foundation has a page on it here: http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php?categoryid=83&p9999_action=details&p9999_wid=104
I would also recommend the Wikipedia page on Campbell himself: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell
This work relates to the current series of columns I am working on, which analyze religion as fiction, so I will just throw the first one of those in for good measure. You can read that column here: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150796145242674 That is a public link; you needn’t belong to Facebook to see it.
As always, there will be coffee, tea, cola and cookies. But if you don’t RSVP, there may not be enough!