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Welcome Joseph Campbell devotees and newcomers alike! Come join us for a great discussion focusing on Campbell's teaching on mythology and comparative religion as it relates to our current life and culture. This group is for those interested in exploring their spirituality with like-minded individuals in a comfortable and open setting. A basic understanding of Joseph Campbell's teachings is recommended but not necessary. We will start the group by presenting one hour episodes from the PBS special "The Power of Myth" as an introduction to Campbell's philosophy followed by discussion as our starting point. Later topics for each meeting will vary but will use Campbell's teachings as a focus on how we can recognize spiritual messages and opportunities in our daily lives and routines.

This is our intention that this meet-up group hopes to serve for you:

To bring the teachings of Joseph Campbell to the individual, to our community and to a greater understanding of our relationship to nature and our planet.

· For the individual: to help support their own spiritual development and a deeper understanding of their own Faith as well as the Faith's of others.

· For the community: to help us understand what is common to us all and to support our decision-making to grow together peacefully versus create separation. By increasing our awareness of the higher principles of the Campbell teachings we become better and healthier as a community.

· For our planet: to help us relate to nature and our global community though the eyes of reverence and as stewards.

Upcoming events (2)

Power of Myth reboot, part two: "The Message of the Myth"

Henrico County Public Library - Glen Allen

***PLEASE NOTE, WE ARE BACK TO OUR REGULAR MEETING PLACE *** ***THE GLEN ALLEN LIBRARY IN HENRICO COUNTY*** We will continue with the same format as before: watching 30 minutes of the Power of Myth followed by discussion. There is so much to unpack in each session and each person brings so much to the table! We will now shift to episode two. In "The Message of the Myth" Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell compare creation myths from the Bible and elsewhere, and talk about how religions and mythologies need to change with time in order to maintain their relevance in our lives. Over the past year we have a wonderful core group of advanced members as well as many "newbies" who have participated in these wonderful discussions. This remains a group for all persons interested in learning about Campbell's teachings or deepening their knowledge. There is typically 12-16 persons per group (the meet-up stats fail to capture the actual numbers) which makes it lively yet cozy. Hoping to see you on Wednesday February 20th! And if you did not have a chance to eat prior to the meeting you are welcome to bring something to eat there. And if you are running late...no worries, please feel free to join us anytime during the meeting.

Power of Myth Episode Two...First 30 minutes of Episode two

Details We will continue follow the same format as previous meetings. We will watch the 1st thirty minutes of the second episode of The Power of Myth starting at 6:30 followed by discussion starting at 7:15ish. This meeting will be held back at the Glen Allen Library (our regular meeting place). They have an awesome audio-visual system and we can bring food in-no problem. There is a Publix 1/4 of a mile away where you can pick up a quick and healthy bite to eat if you need to. And don't worry if you can't get there at 6:30. Come in when your schedule allows, no worries if it is after the film started, lots of people come in as they can...no worries! We get how hectic a day can get...looking forward to seeing you. For any new people considering joining us, please do come. There are a lot of people who just come and listen, no pressure to be part of the discussion. We typically have 10-20 people per meeting and the conversations are wonderful. And if you want some youtube links to the series check out the "PAGES" and "DISCUSSIONS" tabs above. I included some links :0)

Past events (15)

Power of Myth reboot! 2nd half of Part One: "The Hero's Adventure"

Henrico County Public Library - Gayton

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