Church of Indianapolis
A Positive Path for Spiritual Living
|A positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of Prayer
Mondays, July 9 through August 20 (seven weeks)--6:30 to 8:00 pm--Love Offering
An examination of myths and their influence in our lies based on the PBS series, "The Power of
Myth" with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. The role of myth is to render in contemporary
terms the mysteries of our own inner life, and the relationship of these mysteries to the cosmic
life, because we are all parts of the cosmos. (2012 is the 25th anniversary of the death of Joseph
July 23--The First Storytellers
Campbell discusses the importance of accepting death as rebirth as in the myth of the buffalo and
the story of Christ, the rite os passage in primitive societies, the role of mystical Shamans, and the
decline of ritual in today's society.
July 30--Sacrifice and Bliss
Campbell discusses the role of sacrifice in myth, which symbolizes the necessity for rebirth. He
stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced,
August 6--Love and the Goddess
Cambell talks about romantic love, beginning with the 12th Century troubadours, and addresses
questions about the image of women--as goddess, virgin, Mother Earth.
August 13--Masks of Eternity
Campbell provides challenging insights into the concepts of God, religion and eternity, as revealed in
Christian teachings and the beliefs of Buddhists, Navajo Indians, Schopenhauer, Jung and others.
August 20--Review and Wrap-up
The Power of Myth in Our Lives
Instructor: Unity Minister, Don Treadwell