Joseph Campbell And The Big Smoochy Thing

It’s just five days now from the beginning of the in-person mythology discussion group (see the sidebar for information). We’ll structure our discussion around the series The Power Of Myth, which centers around the ideas of Joseph Campbell.

lipsJoseph Campbell related the art of today to the mythology most people ascribe to ages past. He had this advice for artists: Learn the rules. “If it is a proper, up-to-date local art, the rules will have something to do with the life of people here and now, not a big smoochy general thing about life, but how it is here and now, what our problems and mysteries are, here and now. You have to know your own day.”

How is this principle operating for the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca? Do the Unitarian Universalists of Ithaca have a mythology that they’ve based on how it is here and now, or are we a congregation with only a big smoochy general thing about life?

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