This course will continue to explore the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), the famed Folklorist and Mythologist. We will follow up our study of the purpose of myth with the power of myth. This power is found in the ability of myths to help give us a language and vocabulary to engage with the transcendent within our everyday lives. Joseph Campbell will help us focus on the eternal rather than the everlasting and also illuminate how various faith traditions define God.

Your Instructor

Rev. Jon Turner


Lead Minister for Everyday Buddhist. Resident Minister at Orange County Buddhist Church. High School athlete, UCLA mathematician, and computer programmer, who found Buddhism mid-career and changed the course of his life. Earned a Master’s degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies and was ordained as a full-time Shin Buddhist Minister at the Nishi Hongwangi in Kyoto, Japan.