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Joseph Campbell Power of Myth: Part one (reboot)
In June we completed a cycle of watching and then discussing the six episodes of of The Power of Myth...and had so much fun doing so that we are going to do it again! It turns out that there is just so much to unpack from each episode that we changed from watching a full 60 minute episode to just 30 minutes which felt more manageable to delve into the ideas presented. Our groups have been between 12 to 18 per meetup and are a mix of Joseph Campbell newcomers and many who are well versed with his teachings. This group welcomes all who are interested in comparative religion, mythology, spirituality or who are just simply curious. The format of watching the Power of Myth episodes seems to serve the group's growth for now as it does not require any prior knowledge to participate. I hope you will be able to join us! You are welcome to bring something to eat during the meeting if you don't have a chance to eat prior to the meeting. There is Publix 1/4 mile away if you just want to grab something. And if you are running late, no worries, you are welcome to join us at anytime after we get started. Episode 1: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘The Hero’s Adventure’: Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell begin their groundbreaking and timeless conversation with an exploration of the classic hero cycle, including consistent and enduring hero patterns in literature, real life and even the Star Wars films. Campbell also encourages the audience to view parts of their own lives as heroic journeys. Campbell encourages the listener to discover what excites them, and make that the basis for their personal journeys. So hoping to see you there!

Glen Allen Branch Library

10501 Staples Mill Road,Glen Allen,Va,23060 · Henrico, VA

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    What we're about

    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.

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