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Robert Walter

Robert Walter

Robert Walter,
Joseph Campbell's editor for a decade, is president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and a poet/playwright with several decades of experience as group leader, teacher, publisher, and theatrical producer/director/designer.

Revisioning your Hero’s Journey®: A Mythological Toolbox (24th ed., revised)

Mar 26 - 31, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Robert Walter

For years, Joseph Campbell celebrated his birthday (March 26th) at Esalen. Explaining why, he’d tell of Carl Jung’s wondering, “What myth am I living by?” And how Jung, realizing he didn’t know, wrote “I took it upon myself to get to know ‘my’ myth, and I regarded this as the task of tasks.” “That’s what a birthday is for,” Campbell would conclude, “and what Esalen is about.” In March 1988, five months after Campbell’s death, his friends again gathered at Esalen for “Campbell Week”—a tradition that endures.

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Your MythBody: Exploring the Journey of a Lifetime

Mar 31 - Apr 02, 2017 Begins in 1 month
with Chungliang Al Huang & Robert Walter

When Chungliang Al Huang and Joseph Campbell co-led Esalen workshops in the 1980s, they coined the term “MythBody” to describe the vital interrelationship of your physical body and your story (“myth”) of yourself.

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