Public Programs: Summer 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011; 11:00AM - 01:00PM

Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung:
The Myth of the Hero

Presented by Robert Moradi, M.D.
and Shahram Parsa, M.D., M.A.

In this lecture we will examine Campbell’s theory of the hero myth on a symbolic level, and how it can be applied to helping an individual to grow, to change, and to heal. We will compare and contrast Jung’s “confrontation with the unconscious” as described in his book Memories, Dreams, and Reflectionswith the hero’s myth proposed by Campbell in his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. We will consider some of the ways in which public myths and dreams mirror aspects of the hero's journey. 

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how myths function as expressions of archetypes of the collective unconscious
  • Describe the relationship between myth and personal dreams

Shahram Parsa, M.A., M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. He holds a M.A. in Humanities/Philosophy and wrote his thesis on Carl Jung: Mythic Hero. He practices medicine in the Antelope Valley and works as a medical consultant for WellPoint. He has an interest in mythology as applied to psychological growth.

Robert Moradi, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist and Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Monica. Former Director of Training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine, he teaches a year-long course on dreams at the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center and at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.

Pre-registered: $25.00 | At Door: $30.00
Continuing Education: 2 CE credits available, see Continuing Education page
Location: C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles, Lecture Room, see Contact Us page

Pre-registration (recommended) until 5:00pm of the lecture day for evening lectures; or Friday, 5:00pm for week-end workshops. At Door fee applies after.