The first will be The Power of Myth on October 8th and will examine the work of Joseph Campbell and his theory of the “mono-myth”, of interest to anyone who is curious about the structure of story telling in myth, literature and cinema. George Lucas is just one of those heavily influenced by Campbell, using him as advisor on the original Star Wars trilogy.
The second is entitled Kissing the Minotaur and explores The Dark Side: According the Jung, we all have a shadow side to our psyche – found in pop culture via the characters of Darth Vader and the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Bill will draw on ancient and modern myths to illustrate not only the individual but also the collective shadow.
Both lectures take place between 5pm and 7pm; the UCA Pop Up Gallery is located on the first floor of the Pentagon.