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Myth Salon: How Ancient Celtic Myths Transformed the Culture of Modern Europe with Kayleen Asbo

"Think globally, act local" is a phrase that has become the motto of the Environmental movement. Few people know that it originated with Patrick Geddes, a botanist and urban planner who also transformed the consciousness of Scotland by excavating and promoting Celtic studies. What resulted from his celebration of myth was a 19th century Renaissance of arts, crafts and science, rooted in the search for an Indigenous past where nature, intellect and spirituality were interwoven in harmony. In this inspiring interdisciplinary Myth Salon, we will explore history, art, music and poetry, to celebrate how reclaiming ancient stories and legends can become a catalyst for renewal, hope and artistic creation in our own times.

Dr. Kayleen Asbo is a gifted renaissance scholar, a mythologist, cultural historian, composer and musician who has served on the faculty of Pacifica Graduate Institute, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sonoma State University, and Lifelong Learning Programs at Dominican University and UC Berkeley. She is the founder and creative director of Mythica, an organization that hosts online poetry and art salons, Jungian based seminars and in person retreats and pilgrimages.  


Dennis Patrick Slattery, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Emeritus Professor in the Mythological Studies Program At Pacifica Graduate Institute. He has authored, coauthored, edited or coedited 33 volumes of poetry, non fiction and fiction. His most recent titles include The Way of Myth: Stories' Subtle Wisdom and The Fiction in Our Convictions. His web site, contains a series of blogs, paintings, adventure invitations and online courses.


Dana White, Ph.D. a contributing faculty member to Pacifica's myth degrees and author of numerous volumes on mythology. Over the course of his career, Dana has worked in radio and industrial television, as a vice president of marketing for Merrill Lynch, and as an academic department chair at an art college. He edits and designs books, produces films and motion media for universities, corporations and non-profits, and is a professional photographer with more than 40 books to his credit.He currently produces and hosts the Myth Salon, a venture he co-founded in 2016 with Dr. Will Linn,


The Myth Salon is all about cultivating community – bringing people and ideas into a delicious convergence every month to explore ideas of substance. Dr. Will Linn and Dr. Dana C White, the indefatigable moderators of our Myth Salon, congregate the mythological community to explore upon this rich and fertile path, and increase the amperage of myth and substance wherever we are. When we nurture and sustain our community relations and involvement, we all benefit! The full playlist of Myth Salons since the Spring of 2020 can be found Here.

MYTHOUSE INVITATIONS - Mythic Calendar: The Mythic Calendar integrates the world’s major holidays into a single calendar of media and information rich portals that explore the mythic dimensions of each holiday, sign of the zodiac, flower of the month, birth stone and celestial event. Check in with the mythic calendar each month and with every holiday to stay engaged with mythic time.

Mythology Channel: Explore ten years of mythic radio series, round tables, myth salons and special events in the Mythology Channel’s content library.

Special Thanks to the continued support of the Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association.


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