JCF Roundtable: Jung, Campbell, and the myth of Inanna with Grace Hogstad


Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sun, 04/17/2016 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythological RoundTable ® group of Ojai, CA is excited to announce an evening with Grace Hogstad on Jung, Campbell, and the myth of Inanna: Destiny and the Heroine’s Journey. 

Destiny in Memoir, is a production-style dissertation consisting of two-parts: a theoretical portion and a production called Muffled Sounds of Crying, which is a memoir of my childhood growing up in poverty in the Philippines. The theoretical part explores the theme of destiny in the life and work of psychologist Carl Jung and in the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, who studied the myths of the world and created one paradigm to fit them—a structure he called the monomyth or the hero’s journey. It also showcases the myth of Inanna, the oldest myth on record, not only because it illustrates the theories of Jung and Campbell, but also because it offers a template for a woman to use in writing about her life. The dissertation expands Campbell’s concept of the monomyth (which to him was for men only because women did not need to take a heroic journey to realize their roles as mothers and nurturers of heroes) to include the heroine’s journey by showing how feminine journeys contain the parts and motifs of the monomyth, therefore fitting the monomyth structure. This talk provides an overview of the dissertation, but at the end you can ask questions about areas you want explained further.


By donation ($5-$20 suggested) in The Ojai Foundation Council House.

Contact ojaimyth@gmail.com for more information.