Magical Children in Mythology

Mythology is filled with stories of magical children, many of them orphans. From the Celtic children of Lir to Luke Skywalker, from Moses to the Magical Girls of anime, we have long been fascinated by this important mythical archetype. Who are these magical children and what have they trying to teach us? Join us for an intriguing dive into the stories of youngsters with magical giftings in our myths, both ancient and modern.

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  • the total duration of the event is 1 hour ( ~ 50mins lecture and 10mins Q&A)
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John Bucher
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John Bucher is a mythologist and story expert who has been featured on the BBC, the History Channel, in the LA Times, and on numerous other international outlets . He serves as Executive Director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation and is a writer, podcaster, storyteller, and speaker. He has worked with government and cultural leaders around the world as well as organisations such as  HBO, DC Comics, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, A24 Films, and Atlas Obscura. He has served as a producer, consultant, and writer for numerous film, television, and Virtual Reality projects. He is the author of six books including the best-selling Storytelling for Virtual Reality, named by BookAuthority as one of the best storytelling books of all time.  John has worked with New York Times Best Selling authors, YouTube influencers, Eisner winners, Emmy winners, Academy Award nominees, magicians, and cast members from Saturday Night Live. He holds a PhD in Mythology & Depth Psychology and has spoken on 6 continents about using the power of story and myth to reframe how individuals, organizations, cultures, and nations believe and behave.

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