Welcome To Ithaca Myth

Ithaca Myth is a resource for people living in Ithaca, New York, who are interested in the discussion of mythology. It’s an online companion experience to a discussion series at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca that’s starting on November 20, 2011.

This discussion series will center around the ideas presented in Joseph Campbell‘s Power of Myth, a videotaped conversation between Campbell in Bill Moyers that was broadcast by PBS back in the 1980s.

If you can, come to the first of the sessions on November 20 at 9:00 AM or at 12:00 Noon in the Arch Room at the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca building at the corner of Buffalo and Aurora streets. A second discussion in the series will take place on November 27 at the same place and times.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ll be having related discussions right here at the Ithaca Myth web site.

To start a mythologically-themed discussion, just start writing in the comments section of this or any other article (look over on the left side of the page where it says “leave a comment”).

Now, before the first discussion session takes place, is a good time for you to share your ideas about how you’d like it to progress. We can make the experience rich by adding to it together.

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6 responses to “Welcome To Ithaca Myth”

  1. Jeremiah says :

    Great! Ideas already swimming around my head.

    I loved that series back when my dad showed it to me on tape in the late ’90’s.

    • ithacamyth says :

      What did you enjoy about the series, Jeremiah, and what would you like to see take place in these discussion sessions? Do you have any ideas about how to make the experience meaningful for participants that you’d like to share here?

  2. Jeremiah says :

    The series really opened up the idea (for me) that many sources of religion and belief can be traced to another ‘inspirational’ belief- myths, or legends. And that was fascinating to me at the time. It most likely led to me becoming the theist I am today.

    • ithacamyth says :

      How did it lead to you becoming a theist in particular, as opposed to more generally mythic in perspective, Jeremiah?

      • Jeremiah says :

        I am unsure as to the specifics actually. It was more of a general understanding that connection with something bigger than yourself (even myth and legends) is important. There is more to it of course, but I am not in the right mind to speak on such things now.

      • ithacamyth says :

        I understand – it is a Friday, after all. When you are in the right mind to talk about it, though, I’d love to know more.

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