Appearances

My recent and upcoming appearances naturally focus on topics from my current book, The Mythology of Eden.

Upcoming Appearances

  • Teaching a weekend course at the Krotona Institute of Theosophy, Ojai, California, Friday evening February 16, 2018 – Sunday morning, February 18, 2018. Topic: “The Nature of Religious Truth: A Mythological and Depth Psychological Perspective.”

Recent Appearances

  • Lecture at the national headquarters of The Theosophical Society in America in Wheaton, Illinois, October 29, 2015. Title: “Esoteric Christianity: The Meaning of the Garden of Eden Story.” Click here for the video on YouTube.
  • Lecture at the Mythinformation Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 27, 2015, organized by MythicistMilwaukee. Title: “What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden?” To view on YouTube, click here.
  • One-hour interview on the Mythicist Milwaukee Show internet podcast, May 24, 2015, regarding the mythology of the Adam and Eve story.  To listen to the interview on YouTube, click here.
  • Presentation of Paper at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, California, November 22-25, 2014. Topic, “Finding the Self in the Garden of Eden: The Cosmic and Psychological Dimensions of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
  • Lecture at the Adult Forum at St. Chrysostom’s Epispocal Church, Chicago, Illinois, September 21, 2014, 9:45 a.m.  Topic: “The Reception and Meaning of the Eden Story in Early Christianity.”
  • Lecture at Joseph Campbell Foundation Roundtable, Ojai, California, under the Teaching Tree at the Ojai Foundation, June 29, 2014. Topic: Mythological, Historical, Metaphysical, and Psychological Dimensions of the Garden of Eden Story and their relevance for us today.
  • Printers Row Book Fair, Chicago, Illinois, June 7, 2014, 4:00-6:00 p.m., at tent of Society of Midland Authors. Discussion of book with visitors; book on sale, signing of book.
  • Presentation of Paper at Pacific Coast Regional Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Hope International University, Fullerton, California, March 30, 2014. Topic: “Seeing Through Godlike Eyes Opened in the Garden: The Cosmic and Human Dimensions of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.”
  • Lecture and discussion at “Canoe” Book Discussion Group, Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois, January 16, 2014. Topic: Mythical Material and Authorial Intent in the Garden of Eden Story: Anti-Canaanite and Anti-Goddess Polemic and the Cosmic Nature of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
  • Presentation of Paper at Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, Maryland, November 23, 2013. Topic: “Yahweh’s Divorce: The Hidden Goddess in the Garden of Eden.”
  • Presentation of Paper at Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, the American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Biblical Literature, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, May 5, 2013. Topic: Anti-Canannite and Anti-Goddess Polemic in the Garden of Eden Story.
  • Presentation of Paper at Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 5, 2013. Topic: “Yahweh’s Divorce: The Hidden Goddess in the Garden of Eden.”
  • Presentation of Paper at Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, The American Oriental Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois, February 9, 2013. Topic: The Goddess and Yahweh in the Garden of Eden Story.

 

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