- February 28 - April 1, 2017
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tuesdays, February 28; March 7, 14, & 21
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, April 1
Due to unforseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. Please call our office at 415-575-6175 if you need assistance.
Human beings are story telling creatures. It is how we understand our lives. This workshop explores the major myths and timeless narratives that have shaped Western consciousness.
Join Steve and Lynne Kaufman, who were close friends and colleagues of Joseph Campbell, for an exploration of his work and how myths illuminate our daily lives. In a world increasingly dominated by power and wealth, Campbell's work guides us on a mythically illuminated path to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world.
Major themes under consideration in this workshop include: The Hero's Journey, The Holy Grail, Death and Resurrection, Romantic Love, and The Great Goddesses.
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.
Lynne Kaufman, MA was Program Director in Arts and Humanities and of Educational Travel for 25 years at UC Berkeley Extension. There, she developed many conferences and three international travel programs with Joseph Campbell. Lynne has published three novels, numerous short stories and has premiered over 20 full length plays at such theatres as Theatreworks Silicon Valley, The Magic Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Her awards include The Glickman Award for Best New Play in S.F. and a Kennedy Center/NEA Award for Playwrighting.
Steve Kaufman, MD, is a pediatrician with advanced training in endocrinology, psychiatry, philosophy and human sexuality. He has lectured extensively throughout the Bay Area including at UCSF, San Francisco State University, The Fromm Institute and OLLI Dominican. He has published articles on medicine, psychology, travel and sports. Steve was a student and friend of Joseph Campbell.