The Meaning of Myths

Drawing on the pioneering work of Joseph Campbell in mythology and Rollo May in existential psychology we will explore the wisdom and function of myths, paying particular attention to the Hero’s Journey and its relevance to our lives. The myth is eternity breaking into time. Myths give us a sense of personal identity, meaning, significance and a sense of mystery.

A myth is a public dream, a dream is a private myth

Joseph Campbell.

Working with Dreams

Dreams are stories from the self, x-rays of the unconscious. We will examine the work of

Freud and Jung and see how their theoretical models and techniques of dream-interpretation
differ, before considering Frankl’s conception followed by the perspective of James Hillman
and Ira Progoff who both insist that dreams should be interacted with symbolically rather than
interpreted according to a particular psychological ideology.

Led by Dr Stephen J. Costello, Founder-Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland.

Limited places. Early booking essential. CPD Certs available on request.

  • Location:
    The Lantern Centre (Phoenix Room),
    17 Synge St. St. Kevin’s, Dublin 8.
  • Date: Saturday, October 20th
  • Time: 11AM - 5PM
  • Non-Members Cost: €120
  • Members Cost: €100

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