In the North Atlantic there is an island, and it is said that upon this island live two nations: the human nation of Iceland, and a second nation, one that is mysterious and veiled. This is the realm of the Huldufólk, Iceland’s “hidden people.”
This presentation, given at Esalen Institute in the autumn of 2016, offers a glimpse into the world of the Huldufólk and the dynamic landscape in which they live.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on December 6, 2016
At the panel event celebrating the publication of Issue 5 of the Archai journal, each of the issue’s contributing authors spoke, introducing their articles and discussing the discipline of archetypal cosmology.
Issue 5, Saturn and the Theoretical Foundations of an Emerging Discipline can be ordered in paperback here, and as a Kindle edition here.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on August 4, 2016
The interactive web documentary, The Biology of Story, created by Amnon Buchbinder, is now available online! The full website is fascinating to explore and has interviews with over one hundred individuals who speak about the many facets of story and the narrative tradition.
My own clips for the documentary are now accessible as well, exploring topics ranging from the imagination and ecology, to archetypal astrology, and my dissertation work on The Red Books of C.G. Jung and J.R.R. Tolkien. The full playlist of my videos is available here.
I encourage you to take the time to explore the many amazing offerings by the vast range of individuals the film makers have brought together!
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on March 10, 2016
Here is a new preview of an interview of mine from Amnon Buchbinder’s interactive documentary entitled The Biology of Story, this one focusing on the imagination as its own ecology.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on February 5, 2016
This presentation, given at Bishop’s Ranch in Sonoma, California, briefly explores the ways in which Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy can provide one possible metaphysical basis for the practice and perspective of archetypal cosmology.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on January 16, 2016
The Biology of Story is a large-scale, web-based interactive documentary that explores how we live with story and how story lives with us. The film, directed by Amnon Buchbinder, will present a new theory of story based on the experience of story creators, but encompassing the myriad roles that story plays in our lives. I was invited to participate in an interview filmed in the summer of 2015.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on December 22, 2015
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on June 20, 2015
The paper from which this presentation was given, also entitled “Whitehead and Archetypal Cosmology,” is available here.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on June 7, 2015
This presentation was given at a conference organized by Jessica Garfield-Kabbara, who taught a course entitled Embodying Astrology in an Archetypal Cosmos in the spring of 2015. The essay out of which this presentation emerged, called “Archetypal Ecology: Drought in a Rhythmic Cosmos,” is available here.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on June 4, 2015
This is a condensed version of my presentation on “The Red Book and the Red Book: Jung, Tolkien, and the Convergence of Images” given in the fall of 2014 at Esalen Institute. The longer presentation is available here, and the accompanying paper can be found here. For further exploration, the methods section of my dissertation is also available.
Posted by Becca S. Tarnas on February 27, 2015