Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an American scholar and writer whose injunction "Follow Your Bliss" is well known. Campbell immersed himself in a life-long study of world mythology and from its recurring motifs and story patterns concluded that humans comprise "one vast, evolving symphony" despite our regional or national differences. Such a view is constructive, relevant, and timely.
In June 2007, Genevieve Chornenki inaugurated a Joseph Campbell Mythological Roundtable in Toronto for the purpose of discussing and studying the application of Campbell's work to contemporary life. She convened and hosted fifty roundtables from the inaugural session until December 2015.
Under Genevieve's leadership, the Toronto Roundtable was an informal and voluntary discussion group that met periodically and followed a simple format derived from Christina Baldwin's book, "Calling The Circle." Each session involved respectful dialogue and entertained differing viewpoints without the pressures of doctrine and dogma or the need to reach consensus. Topics and formats varied and sessions related to myth, folktale, poetry, story, sacred texts and symbols, as well as to Campbell's own writings and public lectures.
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