Summer Movie Nights: Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers

Fridays, June 29, July 27, August 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m.


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Originally broadcast on PBS as six one hour conversations between Campbell and Moyers, this renowned documentary presents myths as a metaphor for human experience and the path to transcendence. Join us to view and discuss the first three episodes this summer.

No entrance fee! Donations are welcome.
LOCATION: First Congregational Church UCC Picture of the Church
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Friday, June 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Hero’s Adventure
This is about Campbell, hero types, hero deeds, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Krishna, movie heroes, Star Wars as a metaphor, an Iroquois story: the refusal of suitors, dragons, dreams, and Jungian psychology, “follow your bliss,” consciousness in plants, Gaia, Chartres cathedral, spirituality vs. economics, emerging myths, and “Earthrise” as a symbol.

Friday, July 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Message of the Myth
Creation myths, transcending duality, pairs of opposites, God vs. Nature, sin, morality, participation in sorrow, the Gospel of Thomas, Old Time Religion, computers, religion as “software,” the story of Indra: “What a great boy am I!,” participation in society.

Friday, August 24, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The First Storytellers
Animal memories, harmonization with body and life-cycle, consciousness vs. its vehicle, killing for food, story: “The Buffalo’s Wife,” buffalo massacre, initiation ritual, rituals diminishing, crime increasing, artists, the Shaman, the center of the world.