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Thurs 26 Oct-Finnegan’s WAKE-Terence KILLEEN

Mind Your Hats Goan In!:
    An Introduction to Finnegans WAKE –
SPEAKER: Terence KILLEEN
Thurs 26 Oct 2017-7.30pm- United Arts Club- details below

POSTER 

Terence KILLEEN  leads a reading group on Finnegans Wake at the James Joyce Centre.


Terence KILLEEN is the author of  “Ulysses Unbound, and writes for the Irish Times.
He is a member and former chairman of the James Joyce Institute of Ireland.

riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs….

In Finnegans Wake, his final work,  James Joyce created a new way of telling stories.  Intertwining comical dreamlike narratives depict the Earwicker family at their pub beside the Liffey at Chapelizod:  HCE, his wife Anna Livia Plurabelle, their two sons, and their daughter Isolde.

Joyce also  conceived of his book as a dream of the mythical hero, Finn MacCumhal, and watching the history of Ireland and the world – past and future – flow through his mind like flotsam on the river of life. This dream history is circular, like the seasons of the year or the human life – birth, marriage, death, and resurrection.

Central to Finnegans Wake is Dublin itself – along with the Liffey and Howth Head – just as in Ulysses. Seen from across Dublin bay, Howth looks like a person asleep or laid out for a wake. For  Joyce, the River Liffey, Anna Livia, is like the cycle of life. From its source in the Wicklow mountains, it trickles and grows. It flows past HCE’s pub, the Eden of the Phoenix Park, bringing life to the city (and water to the Guinness brewery!). She then passes out into the sea where she is absorbed, and is taken up into the atmosphere to fall again as rain in Wicklow….

An end is implied in a wake –lamenting or toasting the corpse is intended to escort the soul to the afterlife- but also a beginning, for after sleep, we wake.

Finnegans Wake begins and ends in mid sentence, leading us back to
…riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s


2017 is the:
– 10th  year of Mythic Links
– 6th  year of the Joseph CAMPBELL® Mythological Round Table®  Group  of Dublin at Mythic Links Ireland which has been awarded CHARTER status by the Joseph Campbell Foundation www.jcf.org
James JOYCE was a significant source of inspiration in Joseph Campbell’s lectures and writings. Campbell wrote the “The Skeleton Key to Finnegan’s Wake” in 1944. In the collection “Mythic Worlds, Modern Worlds”, Campbell examines Joyce’s trio of novels, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses and the labyrinthine Finnegans Wake. See http://www.jcroundtable.com


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VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP
TIME: register from 7.15pm/START 7.30pmThurs 26 Oct.
ADMISSION: – €10 [ towards venue overheads ]
PARKING Free from  7pm –

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Mind Your Hats Goan In!:
    An Introduction to Finnegans Wake –
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Thurs 5 Oct-MASKS of Eternity-Joseph Campbell-Power of Myth

MASKS of ETERNITY  POSTER
Approaching the Divine: exploring traditions of East and West...
The Power of Myth  past & present
Thurs 5 Oct 2017-Film,  Intro & discussion

Moyers and Campbell focus on characters and themes found in culture and mythologies.
Campbell argues that these timeless archetypes continue to have a powerful influence on the choices we make and the ways we live.


In the final episode of The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell discuss commonalities in portrayals of the Divine in world cultures; and the symbolism of the circle in life,  in traditional cultural practices,  the arts, and insights of psychologist Carl Jung.
Joseph Campbell called images, symbols and mythologies of the Divine
the masks of eternity,” masks that both cover and reveal the face of an ultimate reality, beyond all portrayals in language and art….

       A myth is a mask too, a metaphor for what lies behind the visible world. 

In this beloved 1988 PBS series, mythologist and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers to explore what enduring myths can tell us about our live, in each of six episodes –“The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and Masks of Eternity

 

Released shortly after Campbell’s death on October 30, 1987, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences.


2017 is the:
– 10th  year of Mythic Links
– 6th  year of the Joseph CAMPBELL® Mythological Round Table®  Group  of Dublin at Mythic Links Ireland which has been awarded CHARTER status by the Joseph Campbell Foundation www.jcf.org


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VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP
TIME: register from 7.15pm/START 7.30pm

ADMISSION: – €10 [ towards venue overheads ]
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Thurs 30 Mar -The Origins of NEWGRANGE- Dr. Robert HENSEY


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Thurs.30 Mar Hidden
in plain Sight a Secret History: The Origins of NEWGRANGE-Dr. Robert HENSEY, Archaeologist 

As we emerge from the darkness of winter, moving through the Equinox and into the growing light… 
Join in an ancient journey, the journey to Newgrange.

01-triple-spiralNewgrange, Brú na  Bóinne, in the Boyne Valley in Ireland, dates to before 3000 b.c. It is a world-famous monument, not only because of its vast scale and elaborate megalithic art, but also because of its renowned alignment to the sun on the winter solstice. Yet it’s origins remain mysterious.

 

01-lcrewRobert Hensey uncovers an untold history, an island-wide story of a society that left behind a rich and enigmatic legacy. There are many passage tombs across Ireland which are older than Newgrange,  from Carrowmore  and Carrowkeel in Sligo, to Loughcrew in Meath.  These demonstrate a long tradition of both extraordinary physical accomplishments, and tremendous acts of imagination.

R Hensey Could an interest in an otherworld realm of the ancestors have been a central motivator in passage tomb construction?  Did early small-scale monuments lead to the development of potent centres of ritual training at the edge of society? Was entering the darkened chambers of more sophisticated passage tombs imagined as a transforming experience?

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What brought about the creation of the temple-like monuments at the very heart of the religious and political sphere, more than 5000 years ago, in Neolithic Ireland?
Join in a journey that still intrigues us today -the Journey to Newgrange!


Thurs 30 MarchIllustrated TALK- SPEAKER: Dr. Robert HENSEY, Archaeologist: 
AUTHOR ofFirst Light: The Origins of Newgrange” ( Oxbrow Books 2015 ).
EDITOR
 of  “The Archaeology of Darkness” (Oxbrow Books 2016 ) with Dr. Marion Dowd.
Author of a paper Forthcoming. Re-discovering the winter solstice alignment at Newgrange, Ireland”. In C. Papadopoulos and H. Moyes (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology. (Oxford University Press, 2017)


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VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP
TIME: register from 7.15pm/START 7.30pmThurs 30 March 2017
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Thurs 23 Feb-Introduction to ULYSSES by James JOYCE-Séamus CANNON

PosterThurs 23 Feb –The Mythology of James JOYCE:
An Introduction to ULYSSES–Séamus CANNON  
 A different type of heroStephen Dedalus left the Tower at Sandycove, and walked into eternity along Sandymount strand. In the labyrinth of Dublin’s streets, he encountered the one-eyed Cyclops and Citizen, Odysseus and Penelope, Leopold and Molly.  POSTER

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James Joyce consecrated the bread of everyday life into art.
Joyce elevated the ordinary to the mythic, and the mythic to the ordinary.
He  devised Ulysses so that each episode would have its own symbols, its own style, and its own set of correspondences to the ancient Greek epic, The Odyssey, by Homer.

 

05-bloomsdayUlysses has attracted controversy and fascination, and the book is considered to be one of the most important works of the twentieth century.
Joyce fans worldwide now celebrate 16 June as Bloomsday.

 

An ILLUSTRATED Talk- Dr. Séamus CANNON teaches a very popular course, “Reading ULYSSES, “ at Blackrock Education Centre. He is the Vice Chair of the Friends of Joyce Tower Society.

VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2- MAP
TIME: register from 7.15pm/START 7.30pmThurs 23 Feb
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Dates :
Thursdays 23 Feb 30 March 


2017 is the:
– 10th  year of Mythic Links
– 6th  year of the Joseph CAMPBELL® Mythological Round Table®  Group  of Dublin at  Mythic Links Ireland which has been awarded CHARTER status by the Joseph Campbell Foundation -www.jcf.org
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Thurs 26 Jan-Love, GRAIL Quests and Goddesses-Joseph Campbell-the Power of Myth

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From 7th century Irish manuscripts to 21st century discoveries…

The Power of Myth – past & present Thurs 26 Jan 2017-
Illustrated talk, film clips & discussion

 

 3-thumb-pom-5Ireland and the Grail- “The Grail has become one of the most potent images in the imaginative treasury of humanity –How did stories, written in Ireland more than a thousand years ago, travel to France to become a foundation of the Grail narratives? ( ref. John Carey, Professor of  Early & Medieval Irish, author of ‘Ireland and the Grail’-2007 )


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of the Grail 
inspired Joseph Campbell to leave New York as a young man in 1927,  to study in Europe. He regarded the Arthurian romances as the world’s first “secular mythology”, to be interpreted as metaphors of the natural stages of the human life journey. ( ref. ‘Romance of the Grail’– JCF 2015-Ed. Dr. Evans Lansing Smith )


4-thumb-pom-5Where is the Grail today? From ‘The Mists of Avalon’ to beyond ‘The Da Vinci Code’…From royal Tara to modern gangland: Old stories of love and betrayal retold. What can new archaeology tell us about ancient goddesses
Explore the relevance of MYTH for you and the world –
-in the work of Joseph Campbell and others.     POSTER Jan 2017


The Power of Myth, 1988 was one of the most popular TV series in the history of American public television,  and continues to inspire new audiences and creative artists.

JC Thumb Ep 2In part 5“LOVE and the GODDESS,” Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers discuss the mythology of love —and the role of the female as the giver of life and form.
In this clip,
Campbell traces the beginning of the idea of love, as we think of it today, to troubadours in the 12th century. 
 Love & the Troubadours


8-bcross-pom-5VENUE: United Arts Club, 3 Upper FITZWILLIAM St., Dublin 2– MAP
TIME: register from 7.15pm/START 7.30pmThurs 26 January
ADMISSION: – €10 donation towards overheads
PARKING Free from  7pm –
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Next EVENTS 
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Thursdays 23 Feb 30 March [Details to be announced soon! ]


2017 is the:
– 10th  year of Mythic Links
– 6th  year of the Joseph CAMPBELL® Mythological Round Table®  Group  of Dublin at  Mythic Links Ireland which has been awarded CHARTER status by the Joseph Campbell Foundation -www.jcf.org
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