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The Archetypal Basis of Calling (Part 2): Joseph Campbell on Myth and Meaning

  • Hawthorn Arts Centre (The Chamber) 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia (map)
A sense of calling is generated deep in the psyche and comes to us via imagination and unexpected experiences. It occurs alongside the feeling of living a story that is unique to us and, at the same time, part of some larger significance.

Dr Safron Rossi from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA, presents the second of two seminars with Dr Glen Slater this weekend (bookable separately) on the Archetypal Basis of Calling. These seminars are aimed at discerning and nurturing this sense of calling by engaging archetypal patterns and figures that are most relevant to the discovery of deeper purpose.  In support of this aim we will draw on the work of CG Jung, James Hillman and Joseph Campbell, linking their key concepts and insights. 

In this seminar Dr Rossi will look at Campbell’s mythological hero’s journey as another expression of the archetypal background of individuation and soul-making. For Campbell, the task of the hero is to surrender to a deeper call—the mythic twin of the union of the unconscious and conscious aspects of our being. We will explore Campbell’s work on the hero’s journey, look at hero myths both ancient and modern, and discuss how this archetypal pattern provides a map for the discovery of one’s own calling. 

Via a presentation of engaging ideas and images, dialogue and discussion, we will invoke the mythic imagination as a way to uncover paths of meaning and experiences of soul. This seminar is designed for anyone interested in an increased purpose and an awareness of deeper significance in either their vocational pursuits or lifestyle.

About the presenter:

Safron Rossi, PhD is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she teaches courses on mythology and archetypal symbolism in depth psychology. Safron is also Curator at Opus Archives, home of the manuscript collections of scholars including Joseph Campbell, James Hillman, and Marija Gimbutas. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on Greek mythology, archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies. Safron is editor of Joseph Campbell's Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (2013) and has published articles in Jungian and Archetypal journals and essay collections. Safron is currently working on a book on feminine triads in Greek mythology and the archetype of the Korai (Maidens–Virgins) in the psychology of women.

Your registration includes:

  • Morning tea (healthy options) on arrival
  • Lunch – a selection of filled point sandwiches served with sliced fresh fruit, tea/coffee and  refreshments
  • Afternoon tea – freshly baked fruit and plane scones, Yarra Valley preserve and chantilly cream. Catering by Epicure. 

For visitors to Melbourne staying overnight after Dr Glen Slater's seminar on Saturday 19 March 2016, the nearby Quest Hawthorn Apartments offer relaxed and comfortable accommodation - 1800 334 033 (ask for Hawthorn Arts Centre discount from Virginia)

Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre (The Chamber, Level 1) 360 Burwood Road Hawthorn, VIC 3122 Australia - from 9:30am, Sunday 20 March 2016

Parking, public transport and access assistance

  • Registration fee:  $198 inc. GST
  • Concession (full-time student, Centrelink, current Jung Society member): $165 inc. GST

Register before 1 February 2016 and save up to 25%!

  • Early bird registration before 01/02/2016: only $148.50 inc. GST

Places are limited – Register now to avoid disappointment!

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Dr Safron Rossi seminar: 20 March 2016

To pay by direct deposit:
BSB: 313 140 (Bank Australia, Kew) 
Account number: 14073170
Account name: Life Artistry

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Cancellation policy:

  • $15 fee applies per cancellation received by Monday 29 February 2016
  • $100 fee applies per cancellation received from 1–18 March 2016
  • No refund available after 18 March 2016.