Founded by Dr's Robin and Stephen Larsen, inspired by the works of friend and mentor Joseph Campbell- The Center for Symbolic Studies has been offering a window into the Mythic Imagination for over 30 years through seasonal festivals, Dream workshops, sacred teaching by Shamans from around the world, lectures, and celebrations of art, and dance surrounded and inspired by nature.
"Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation. Religions, philosophies, the arts, the social forms of primitive and historic man, prime discoveries in science and technology, the very dreams that blister sleep all boil up from the basic magic ring of myth."
— Joseph Campbell
The Center for Symbolic holds annual festivals linked to the changing of the seasons. Check our calendar to find out when we're celebrating the turning of the wheel. Beltane, Midsummer, All Hallows eve and Imbolc. Each gathering has its own flavor and everyone is invited to participate in their own way. Renaissance dress and personal flair encouraged.