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Mythic Journeys

Conferences & Performance Festivals

Every life is a story...
A story can change the world!

A spiritual Spoleto Festival - James Hillman

So what's it all about?

Mythic Journeys conferences and performance festivals include the finest minds in psychology, religion, science, literature, education, entertainment and the arts. Each Mythic Journeys gathering is a one-of-a-kind moment in time. The next Mythic Journeys conference will take place in June 2009. Read more...

Robert Bly & Coleman BarksMythic Journeys creates a community, a critical mass whereby we ignite a fire that warms our world.


Every two to three years in June, a diverse group of people convene in Atlanta, Georgia to share our findings, insights and feelings regarding the myths, stories and archetypes that leave their imprints on our lives, shaping our inner and outer landscapes.

Mythic Journeys mixes articulate, powerfully alive people who share their stories in presentations, conversations and performances, exhibitions and workshops. The issues that really matter take center stage. We discuss war, peace, unity, spiritual growth, creativity, suffering...and joy! Previous guests have spoken of — joy in intimacy, joy of insight, discovery, the joy of elegant thought, the experience of empathy, being struck by the beauty of music or wisdom or wit. Mythic Journeys provides a variety of form and venues: concerts, dance, theatre, and parties — in ballrooms, in floor cushioned hide-aways, in a wide range of restaurants. For a week, our community gathers and then returns home laden with wealth.

Mythic Journeys offers presentations and performances by 100 speakers and performers over a five-day period. We start the ball rolling with Mythic Journeys In-Depth beginning on a Wednesday. Limited to only 250 participants, the In-Depth Conference allows attendees an extraordinary opportunity to meet presenters in smaller gatherings. Performances, dialogue, and bar-hopping take place on an intimate scale. All regular meals and a banquet are included for the In-Depth portion of of the conference. This event segues seamlessly into the Main Conference on Friday night.

The Main Conference runs (and we mean that literally) for three days, beginning with a performance on Friday night, and ending with a performance on Sunday afternoon. During the Main Conference attendees select from seminars and workshops given by our entire roster of speakers, as well as attend all of the Main Conference’s presentations and performances.

Friday also features a special Educator's Conference whose attendees join the opening of the Mythic Journeys Main Conference.

People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life.  I don't think that's what we're really seeking.  I think that what we're seeking is the rapture of being alive.  That's what it's all about, and that's what these clues help us to find within ourselves.  Joseph Campbell

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Congratulations for not only a heroic effort but probably the most fascinating and well-organized conference I've been to (and I've seen a few...). What a marvelous and inspiring collection of individuals and an excellent forum in which to celebrate life and myth! Here's to next year's conference.

Fiona Passantino — June 7, 2004

Mythic Journeys is not only extremely enjoyable, but a wonderful way of meeting like-minded souls and finding connections to the common life within.

Richard Smoley — June 10, 2004

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