Coming Home: Revisioning the Monomyth for the Planetary Era Sean Kelly

Much of Joseph Campbell's work was devoted to exploring the worldwide permutations of the hero's journey, which he considered to be humanity's most primordial mythic theme - hence the term "Monomyth." This talk will explore the triadic deep structure of the Monomyth as it has played itself out in the evolution of western consciousness, focusing on the transition to the third moment of "return" or new identity. Drawing not only from Campbell, but also from the thought of Hegel, Jung, and Edgar Morin, we will consider the question of what it might mean for us, at this critical phase of the Planetary Era, really to "come home."