Autumn 2012

Study of Mythology symposium
Study of Myth Symposium Aug 31st - Sept 2nd 2012

The MRTG of Dublin presented a paper under the heading

Joseph Campbell's use of Mythology as Narrative Superstructure and the Web
(read transcript)

and also gave input on the feasibility of putting Joseph Campbell's original syllabus online.
To get a better feel for the symposium see the photo-diary.
While not strictly relevant, I've also posted a few photos of Esalen in Autumn which may be of interest to some.
TD 10th Sept.

Word Sleuth:

माया māyā (SKT) - the world illusion:-

The Indian term for illusion is māyā derived from the Sanskrit verbal root to measure, to measure out, to form, to create, exhibit or display. It refers to the power that creates an illusion and the illusion itself. Māyā is experienced as fascination, charm; specifically feminine charm. It is said to possess three powers: a Veiling Power, a Projecting Power and a Revealing Power. Related to the PIE root for moon?

Title: The Mythic Image - Authors: Joseph Campbell - Pub: Princeton-Bollingen - ISBN: 0-691-01839-1