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Workshop: Joseph Campbell on the Mysteries of the Great Goddesses

  • East West Bookshop 324 Castro Street Mountain View, CA, 94041 United States (map)

$35 thru Aug 10, $45 day of

In Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, Joseph Campbell traced the one Great Goddess to the many goddesses of the Western mythic imagination. This posthumous work displays his complex and deep sensitivity to feminine divine figures who have symbolized the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration. From Marija Gimbutas’ studies of Neolithic Old Europe into Sumerian and Egyptian mythology, to Homer’s epic Odyssey, the Greek Eleusinian Mystery cult, the Arthurian legends of the Middle Ages, and into the Neoplatonic Renaissance, Campbell tracked the footprints of the feminine. In this presentation Safron Rossi, PhD, will share the main symbolic themes and mythic stories with a slide presentation of goddess images.

Rossi is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies program; she was the Curator of the Joseph Campbell library and archive. Her research areas are Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, and astrological symbolism and practice. She is co-editor of Jung on Astrology.