Beyond the Hero: The Goddess with No Face

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Beyond the Hero: The Goddess with No Face

Time: September 29, 2012 from 1:30pm to 5pm
Location: Hagan Community Park
Street: 2197 Chase Drive
City/Town: Rancho Cordova, CA
Website or Map:…
Event Type: myth, goddess, picnic, harvest, jcf
Organized By: Jeanne Andrews
Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2012

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Event Description

Harvest Celebration and Potluck Picnic
with Guest Speaker Stephen Gerringer of JCF

Though best known for his popular explication of the Hero's Journey, Joseph Campbell determined this masculine heroic motif to be of relatively recent origin, dating only from the Bronze Age. Chronologically, the Mother Goddess precedes mythologies of the Hero, while Her Mysteries carry humanity beyond the Hero and into the future. Stephen Gerringer* will discuss the Goddess figurines of the paleolithic era, and highlight the practical role this mythological motif can play in our lives.

Our Master of Ceremonies is Rebecca Pottenger** who will lead the merriment!

See Event Link for details about potluck picnic at

*Stephen Gerringer is a member of the leadership team that steers Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF).  As the primary author of JCF’s “Practical Campbell” essay series, which examines the relevance of mythological themes to everyday life, he has written articles on subjects ranging from dreams, virgin births, ritual regicide, and tricksters, to shamanism, oracles, and the relationship between nature and mythology. Currently, Stephen is editing a book for JCF drawn from obscure and difficult-to-find interviews given by Joseph Campbell the last thirty years of his life.ll open where you would not have thought there’d be doors,” he resigned to pursue writing full time.

**Rebecca Livingston Pottenger has an M.A. from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a Jungian-oriented Marriage & Family Therapist Intern at HOPE Counseling Center.  She is the author of "The Maiden's Missing Anger: Contemporary Women, the Archetypal Feminine and the Unmaking of the Patriarchy."

As usual, meetings are free, but we would welcome small voluntary donations to be forwarded for the maintenance of the Joseph Campbell® Foundation's Mythological RoundTable® Program.























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