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Finding Joe - A Film by Patrick Takaya Solomon

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Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments... of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero’s Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles, and the return home as a changed person.





Joseph Campbell Foundation: http://www.jcf.org



Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers | Star Wars | PBS   

Airing March 2012 on most PBS stations (check your local listings at http://pbs.org/tvschedules).




The Power of Myth with Joseph Cambell and Bill Moyers (Part 1)




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The Matrix vs. Dark City




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Mythological Studies Journal


Mythological Studies explores the understanding of human experience revealed in mythology and in the manifold links between myth and ritual, literature, art, culture, and religious experience. Special attention is given to depth psychology and archetypal approaches to the study of myth. This journal looks to explore Mythological Studies for the sake of tending the soul of the world: animae mundi colendae gratia.







The Study of Myth



Joseph Campbell wrote that the "principal method of mythology is the poetic, that of analogy" (Historical Atlas of Mythology) and all people with a keen interest in mythology, regardless of their focus, interests, or interdisciplinary strands, work from that understanding of the metaphoric structure and power of myths. Campbell's legacy, which is vast and deep, can be understood as a pivotal point in the creation of studies in mythology.


This Study of Myth venture has three components: the first is this website and virtual community which includes a Discussion Forum, second is the Symposium for the Study of Myth 2012, and third is the forthcoming Association for the Study of Myth. All three Study of Myth projects are a collaborative venture between the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF), Opus Archives and Research Center, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. All three parts of the Study of Myth venture are open to any individual with a passion for and/or serious curiosity about myth. The central question posed to everyone—whether a member of a JCF Mythological RoundTable® group, a Pacifica Mythological Studies graduate, or a purveyor and seeker of a mythological perspective—is: "How have you been dreaming forward the study of mythology?"


The fundamental instrument for promoting the above ideas is this website which has been designed to be liquid, open and international so as to invite ideas from a large cosmopolitan virtual community with a broad range of interests and expertise. The Forum is a place of conversation, dialogue and connection, a mythic space that opens up a global field for a stream of ideas, where innovation is the norm and creativity is honored on multiple levels. Please visit The Forum for more information on what it is, how it works and how to get involved!


The Study of Myth venture celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the Joseph Campbell archive collection living at OPUS on the campuses of Pacifica and the 20th year of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. This collaboration also honors the development over the last 20 years of the field of myth studies, brought to the academy in significant measure by Pacifica Graduate Institute’s creation of an M.A. and Ph.D. Program in Mythological Studies. The study of myth is more inclusive than once thought, and this Study of Myth virtual community and the Symposium intends to bear witness to the changing, elastic landscape in which myth studies flourish in surprising and even audacious ways.







The Sabido Methodology


The Sabido methodology is an approach to development of mass-media serial dramas.


A highly successful and proven mass media instrument, the Sabido methodology of entertainment-education has shown a unique capacity for not only raising awareness among large numbers of people about such critical issues as AIDS avoidance, and the benefits of smaller families and gender equity – but for actually motivating audiences to adopt new behaviors.


The methodology draws from five theories of communication and behavior change: (a) a circular adaptation of Shannon and Weaver’s Communication Model, (b) Bentley’s Dramatic Theory, (c) Jung’s Theory of Archetypes and Stereotypes and the Collective Unconscious, (d) the Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura,and (e) MacLean’s Concept of the Triune Brain, supplemented by Sabido’s own Theory of the Tone.





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