***New Mythos II Grant Awards Announcement***
James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology
"James Hillman had a powerful ability to look at so many aspects of the human experience in startling and uniquely revealing ways. It was wonderful to see these scholars capture his essence so poignantly and undertake Hillmanian explorations into such new realms."
--Robert D. Wagner, Jr. Ph.D. Chair, Selection committee
Opus Archives and Research Center is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2013 New Mythos II Research Grant: James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology.
From the 39 initial submissions the final selection committee, comprised of Dr. Robert Hinshaw, Margot McLean-Hillman, Dr. Ginette Paris, Dr. Michael Sipiora and Dr. Mary Watkins selected 3 finalists who demonstrated exceptional and keenly relevant responses to the guiding question: How can James Hillman’s archetypal perspective help us shed new light on the pressing challenges and inspiring possibilities of our time?
The esteemed committee spent significant time carefully reviewing each grant application and reported exceptional quality and creativity amidst the proposals and the process of choosing finalists was challenging. Opus wholeheartedly congratulates the grant winners whose projects seek to be integral in the visioning of a New Mythos for our collective experiences.
The New Mythos II Grant Winners
Ipek Burnett - The Impossible Innocence: An Archetypal Inquiry into the American Psyche
Benjamin Gaddes - Less the Act: The Transgressive Erotics and Archetypal Dialectics of Child Sexual Abuse
Dr. Lucy Huskinson - Being Built: Re-Visioning Architectural Design and Urban Planning for Our Existential Needs
The Cooking vessel of the soul takes in everything, everything can become soul; and by taking into its imagination any and all evens, psychic space grows.
James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology
*** Previous Grant Cycles ***
New Mythos Research Grant
Grant period: 2009-2010
It's all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we fit into it is no longer effective....Our challenge is to create...a new sense of what it means to be human.
The old gods are dead or dying and people everywhere are searching, asking: What is the new mythology to be, the mythology of this unified earth as of one harmonious being?...The only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is talking about the planet and everything on it.
We would like to thank and honor the founding donors
of the New Mythos Grant:
Ron & Stacy Pulice
Robert D. Wagner, Jr.
Elise Collins Shields
Click on a name to read their initial research grant reports. Names in red are hyperlinked to the pdf report.
Jacquelyn Jackson - Learning To Be Female: Forging A Mythos that Transforms Projects of Body to Projects of Soul
Daniel Lentz - The Beginning, An Oratorio
Kwame Scruggs - Myth, Mentoring, Initiation, and the Prima Materia: A Black, Blacker than Black. Voices of Urban Male Adolescent Youth
Paul Astin - Adolescent Development and its Role in an Emerging Environmental Consciousness
Catherine Svehla - Blisters to Bliss
James Waddell - A New Mythos: Hero Escapes from Prison Earth
The Transparent Myth: Science and the Sentient Universe
Craig Chalquist - Earthrise: Deciphering the Repressed Speech of the World
Glenda Cloughly - The Ethos Epic
Maureen Murdock - A New Mythos for the Heroine’s Journey
Madhavi Nambiar - A Mythos of Change: Mythical Journeying From the Inside Out
Jeanne Schul - The Divine Feminine: Dancing Us into Being
- The Mythic Enneagram: Examining the Rise and Fall of Type 3 in America
Joseph Campbell Foundation Grants
Grant period: 2006-2007
In this grant cycle, seven grants were awarded to scholars and aspiring scholars for research in the archives.
You can click on the individual names to read their research grant summaries.
Anais Spitzer, College of Santa Fe & Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies
Katherine Davis, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies
Norland Tellez, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies
Ritske Rensma, University of Edinburgh, Religious Studies
Dustin Eaton, University of Iowa, Religious Studies
Nan Savage, Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mythological Studies
Keiron Le Grice, California Institute of Integral Studies, Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness
Peace and Reconciliation Travel Grants
Grant period: 2012
In this grant cycle, three grants were awarded to scholars conducting research in the areas of peace and reconciliation.
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