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Gods and Games: Toward a New Mythology of Play

A deeply thoughtful, deeply irreverent look at the mythology of play, Gods and Games ties together Joseph Campbell’s approach to myth and religion with Johan Huizinga’s view of our species as Homo ludens — “Man the Game-player” — suggesting that play is a central aspect of the human spirit and...

The Lessons of Nature in Mythology

Synopsis: This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing...

A Hero’s Journey: A Freshman Orientation Challenge Course Program

Although the courser doesn't appear to be offered currently, we came across this interesting application of the Hero's Journey to the orientation of college freshmen. "At California State University, Fresno, all incoming students take a full-semester, three-unit course that includes topics on academic preparation but also focuses on issues and...

OPUS Archives and Research Center

Our Mission The mission of OPUS Archives and Research Center is to preserve, develop and extend to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. OPUS is a “living archive” and offers scholarships, research grants, educational programs, community...

MICHAEL MEADE Mosaic Voices

Amid the rattling of cultural institutions and radical changes in nature, it may be time to turn again to valuable traditional methods of cultural healing and individual mentoring. Shaping new forms from separate, estranged, or even broken pieces is a dynamic remedy for the personal isolation and spiritual dislocation that...

Boss Level: How to Hack Your Way to the Top of Your Career

Boss Level uses the idea of “leveling up” a character in an video game to show teens and young adults HOW to HACK life’s greatest QUEST: their CAREER. Many teens are uniformed about HOW to make it as an adult once they leave their HOME and accept their CALL TO...

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