The JCF Mythological RoundTable Group of Ojai, CA is focused on unveiling the mythical layers behind modern culture. Although some see ancient religions and myths as being something of the past, the work of Jospeph Campbell has demonstrated that these founding stories are still relavent to the culture of today and the artists who contribute to it. Our primary areas of exploration are how the individual can use traditional wisdom to navigate the depths of the psyche and find his or her personal mythos. The goal of such an approach is to promote artistic expression through the indvidual’s meeting with the creative unconscious.
The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable® Group of Ojai was something I started with two other PhD myth students while living in Upper Ojai with four others from our graduate program. The chartered roundtable is hosted by The Ojai Foundation, where Campbell and countless elders from the traditions of religious and mythological studies have taught. The events are increasingly filmed and shared online to compliment podcasted recordings. A full list of events can be found through the “MYTHOLOGICAL ROUNDTABLE® OJAI” tab.
Archetypal Cosmos, with Keiron le Grice:
Western Myths of Knowledge, with Will Linn:
Mythology of Eden, with Arthur George:
Mythology and Yoga, with Alanna Kaivalya:
Mythological Arboretum, with Evans Lansing Smith: