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Myth and the body : a colloquy with Joseph Campbell

By: Keleman, Stanley
Contributor(s): Campbell, Joseph (1904-1987)
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Clinical education in somatic process)Berkeley, CA Center Press c1999Description: xviii, 91p.; illContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-934320-17-9Subject(s): Human body | Somatotypes | Myth, theories of | Mythology--Psychological aspects | Parsifal | Grail
Contents:
Part 1 - Body and myth. 1 Myth as body. 2 Body as inheritance. Part 2 - Entering the formative life. 3 The wasteland. 4 Body as image, experience, and somatic imagination. 5 The siren's call: the authentic and the inauthentic life. Part 3 - The hero's journey: the somatic unconscious. 6 Parsifal: a formative myth of the west. The legend of Parsifal retold by Joseph Campbell. 7 Compassion, transformation, and rebirth. 8 Our life stories. Part 4 Initiation: deepening our somatic humanity. 9 Deepening your fate. 10 The return to a somatic reference. 11 Forming your somatic humanity: the bodying practice
Abstract: 'In 1973 two pioneers in their respective fields--Stanley Keleman and Joseph Campbell--began to hold what would be fourteen annual seminars, ceasing only with Campbell's death, to trade their well-honed thoughts on the subject of mythology and the body. Their talks ranged over a vast number of subjects, but the two friends found themselves returning again and again to ponder the meaning they found in the story that lies at the very heart of Western thought: Parsifal and the quest for the Holy Grail....'
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Part 1 - Body and myth. 1 Myth as body. 2 Body as inheritance. Part 2 - Entering the formative life. 3 The wasteland. 4 Body as image, experience, and somatic imagination. 5 The siren's call: the authentic and the inauthentic life. Part 3 - The hero's journey: the somatic unconscious. 6 Parsifal: a formative myth of the west. The legend of Parsifal retold by Joseph Campbell. 7 Compassion, transformation, and rebirth. 8 Our life stories. Part 4 Initiation: deepening our somatic humanity. 9 Deepening your fate. 10 The return to a somatic reference. 11 Forming your somatic humanity: the bodying practice

'In 1973 two pioneers in their respective fields--Stanley Keleman and Joseph Campbell--began to hold what would be fourteen annual seminars, ceasing only with Campbell's death, to trade their well-honed thoughts on the subject of mythology and the body. Their talks ranged over a vast number of subjects, but the two friends found themselves returning again and again to ponder the meaning they found in the story that lies at the very heart of Western thought: Parsifal and the quest for the Holy Grail....'

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