Joseph Campbell on the Mysteries of the Great Goddesses

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Joseph Campbell on the Mysteries of the Great Goddesses

A presentation by Safron Rossi

Friday, April 1, 2016 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Joseph Campbell gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations as though he were Theseus guided by Ariadne’s thread in the labyrinth of culture and time. Safron Rossi edited these lectures into a volume titled Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (New World Library, 2013). In her talk Safron will demonstrate how his works displays a complex and deep sensitivity to feminine divine figures as symbolizing the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation and inspiration.

Safron Rossi, Ph.D., 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.