Center for Symbolic Studies

Center for Symbolic Studies

Comments

Coming up in August.. community movement and dance classes on the Stone Mountain Farm stage with Nina Jirka.
Next weekend at Stone Mountain Farm on June12th-13th 2021- an outdoor installation by Wild Arts Collective.
Beltane is coming soon! All tickets are presale, so reserve yours early.
We are happy to announce our new website with updated information about rental spaces, and upcoming events.
CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Virtual Celebration tomorrow 1/30/21 - https://mailchi.mp/2bd56912556f/css-candlemasimbolc-celebration-saturday-february-3rd-3320314
Hello CSS community, we've been sad not to see you for our regular festivities, but we've been busy all the same. Check out Stone Mountain Farm's new offerings. Stay safe!
Gwyn and Larsen family
Special lecture on Zoom featuring Stephen Larsen, Joseph Campbell's biographer

The Atlanta and North Georgia JCF Mythological RoundTable® Groups on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 pm E.T. are hosting an online meeting about the Mythic Imagination with Dr. Stephen Larsen. He will share stories of his friendship with the late Joseph Campbell and wife Jean Erdman who recently passed on May 4 after living to be 104! Stephen will also discuss the necessity of conscious myth-making and the ancient lineage of mythology by way of the shaman and the Hero's Journey. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of his presentation.

You must register to gain access to the Zoom link, which you'll find with further info in the first comment following this post.
Suggested readings in preparation for the lecture: A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell; The Shaman’s Doorway; The Mythic Imagination, all authored by Stephen Larsen.
we will miss you in person this year! Sending Maytide blessings your way from Vanaver Caravan and friends! Feel free to donate to Vanaver Caravan to support their activities at this time.
This year marks 30 years of Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm. We had press releases ready, Vanaver Caravan Dancers rehearsing, performers and our preparations with the town underway.

But as you all know, this year is different on the planet.
Will there be Beltane? Yes, there will be the first of May, and we hope you will mark it outdoors where you are, with your eyes on the greening earth, on the snowy branches and on the beauty of Spring's return.

We will not have a festival at Stone Mountain Farm for Beltane this year. We hope our next opportunity shall be more wonderful and magical. Please carry the joy with you that we have made in the past in your hearts at this time and know that you all, our beloved community, are extraordinary makers of magic and weavers of healing.

With love, The Larsen Family and The Center for Symbolic Studies.

The Center for Symbolic Studies is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) healing and performing arts center exploring the psyche through the window of myth.

Interested in running a program or have questions about our festivals? Email : programs(at)symbolicstudies.org

Lodging and space rentals can be found at :
https://www.stonemountainfarmny.com/accomodations

Operating as usual

DANCE This Summer 07/23/2021

DANCE This Summer

Coming up in August.. community movement and dance classes on the Stone Mountain Farm stage with Nina Jirka.

DANCE This Summer Community Movement and Dance 4 Sessions in August by Donations (starting August 5) Sessions include but not limited to: Warm-ups inspired by Qi Gong, Modern Dance, and Yoga Practicing mindful connection to the body, space, partner, and sounds Social improvisation inspired by Afro-tango How to improv...

30th Beltane Renaissance Festival at Stone Mountain Farm 05/14/2021

30th Beltane Renaissance Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

Beltane is coming soon! All tickets are presale, so reserve yours early.

30th Beltane Renaissance Festival at Stone Mountain Farm A favorite Hudson Valley festival reaches its 30th year! Come dressed in your fanciful best to sing, dance, and welcome Spring !

Home | The Center for Symbolic Studies 04/27/2021

Home | The Center for Symbolic Studies

We are happy to announce our new website with updated information about rental spaces, and upcoming events.

Home | The Center for Symbolic Studies Stone Mountain is a hub for the performing arts and home to The Center for Symbolic Studies; a non-profit whose mission is to inspire nature-based spirituality, leading to personal growth and communal awareness. All activities put the land first. A small family run operation; there is a community th...

Center for Symbolic Studies updated their info in the about section. 04/27/2021

Center for Symbolic Studies updated their info in the about section.

Center for Symbolic Studies updated their info in the about section.

CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Virtual Celebration tomorrow 1/30/21 01/30/2021

CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Virtual Celebration tomorrow 1/30/21

CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Virtual Celebration tomorrow 1/30/21 - https://mailchi.mp/2bd56912556f/css-candlemasimbolc-celebration-saturday-february-3rd-3320314

CSS Candlemas/Imbolc Virtual Celebration tomorrow 1/30/21

08/04/2020

Hello CSS community, we've been sad not to see you for our regular festivities, but we've been busy all the same. Check out Stone Mountain Farm's new offerings. Stay safe!
Gwyn and Larsen family

The farm offers outdoor spaces for rent to the general public for dance, yoga, music, performing arts, or whatever your modality of movement or practice may be. To book please send us a private message.

app.acuityscheduling.com 05/28/2020

The Seed to Star Collective

Special lecture on Zoom featuring Stephen Larsen, Joseph Campbell's biographer

The Atlanta and North Georgia JCF Mythological RoundTable® Groups on Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 pm E.T. are hosting an online meeting about the Mythic Imagination with Dr. Stephen Larsen. He will share stories of his friendship with the late Joseph Campbell and wife Jean Erdman who recently passed on May 4 after living to be 104! Stephen will also discuss the necessity of conscious myth-making and the ancient lineage of mythology by way of the shaman and the Hero's Journey. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of his presentation.

You must register to gain access to the Zoom link, which you'll find with further info in the first comment following this post.
Suggested readings in preparation for the lecture: A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell; The Shaman’s Doorway; The Mythic Imagination, all authored by Stephen Larsen.

app.acuityscheduling.com Schedule your appointment online The Seed to Star Collective

vanavercaravan.org 05/01/2020

#VirtualBeltane — The Vanaver Caravan

we will miss you in person this year! Sending Maytide blessings your way from Vanaver Caravan and friends! Feel free to donate to Vanaver Caravan to support their activities at this time.

vanavercaravan.org  #VirtualBELTANE Dance Challenge: We can't meet in person this Beltane, but our revels have not ended! This Friday, May 1st, we challenge you to dress up in your most Beltane-inspired outfit and post your own springtime offering of dance, song, music, art, story-telling, poetry or photograp

03/17/2020

This year marks 30 years of Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm. We had press releases ready, Vanaver Caravan Dancers rehearsing, performers and our preparations with the town underway.

But as you all know, this year is different on the planet.
Will there be Beltane? Yes, there will be the first of May, and we hope you will mark it outdoors where you are, with your eyes on the greening earth, on the snowy branches and on the beauty of Spring's return.

We will not have a festival at Stone Mountain Farm for Beltane this year. We hope our next opportunity shall be more wonderful and magical. Please carry the joy with you that we have made in the past in your hearts at this time and know that you all, our beloved community, are extraordinary makers of magic and weavers of healing.

With love, The Larsen Family and The Center for Symbolic Studies.

11/05/2019

Please join us for a Dream Workshop in December with Stephen Larsen - Dec 6-7th 2019 https://mailchi.mp/e846e8e2edac/smc-open-house-topic-mmddyy-2pm-1962773

07/24/2019

Midsummer - Next weekend , July 27th - https://mailchi.mp/cb87fea21ed8/midsummer-next-weekend-july-28th-2981977

07/14/2019

Midsummer is coming soon on July 27th, 2019.. and Yes, we will burn the Wicker Man again this year!

An informal celebration for our community.. that you can participate in! Please come help build him and make the magic happen!

Building starts around 4. Bring potluck items to share and maybe a drum or instrument to play as he goes up. He will burn at dusk.. fireworks inside the head to make things festive, harvest fruits and wishes in the straw of the body for good luck.

Hope to see you up in the field by the festival stage on the afternoon of July 27th!

05/05/2019

We kept the fires burning on our 29th year thanks to an amazing crew of people:

Staging Beltane takes a lot of effort behind the scenes every year. I want to send out public thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, in the cold and wind and spurts of sunshine.. especially to our core volunteers and producers...

Carrie Chapman who manages front of house and so many things.. Livia and Bill Vanaver of the Vanaver Caravan and their parent group, Gwyneth and Merlin Larsen, Dr. Stephen Larsen running around to get permits and lots of other things, Alan Thompson of Metrosound, Carl Welden , our festival MC, Jenn Russell, puppets, Elijah Vanaver, running about wielding swords, Jim Marzano, signage and more, Margaret Andraos (co proprietor of the Mediterranean Restaurant in PA), who travels up on her off time to create some amazing food in our little movement space kitchen, Andy Smyth who ferried people with the van, Jerusha Jaeger, Grrr and Leigh who wrangled horses and costumes to create a miracle ride for our dear Robin! And to volunteers I haven't thanked in person, past and present, your notes helped us all do it this year, and your last minute jumpings in were much appreciated. May you all be thrice blessed in this Merry Month of May!

eventbrite.com 04/27/2019

29th Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

Thankful to everyone who has purchased presale tickets to Beltane! They make check-in at the gate easier. Tickets will still be available online until 9 am tomorrow.

eventbrite.com Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends! Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Vanaver Caravan Dancers, Puppets & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masque...

04/26/2019

Free parking for Beltane 2019 at 56 Grist Mill Rd (Old Tillson School). with shuttle service from noon on to the festival.

reverbnation.com 04/26/2019

Gus Mancini The Sultan Of Sonic Soul™ | Jazz from Boiceville, NY

so glad to add Gus Mancini to the excellent lineup of musicians performing at Beltane!

reverbnation.com Jazz | Boiceville, NY

04/23/2019

The stage is being set and the clouds are clearing.. look forward to seeing you on Saturday for Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm!

04/19/2019

Please join us for the 29th Beltane festival at Stone Mountain Farm! - https://mailchi.mp/c5c65ae86ceb/please-join-us-for-the-29th-beltane-festival-at-stone-mountain-farm

04/17/2019

Spread the word. :)

eventbrite.com 04/14/2019

29th Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

2 weeks to Beltane. Follow the link below for tickets. We are looking to add a few more vendors to our festival market. For details email to vendor (at) symbolicstudies.org.

eventbrite.com Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends! Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Vanaver Caravan Dancers, Puppets & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masque...

04/09/2019

The puppets at our Beltane festival are a favorite. We could use some help this weekend on the 13th of April getting them cleaned up and spruced up! The timing of this is 12 -4 pm and another cleanup event may happen on the 20th as well. Would you like to help in exchange for hours toward a ticket? Please sign up on the volunteer sheet in the comments below.

04/07/2019
04/03/2019

Magic Happens at Beltane.. Stephen and Robin with the Parrots for Peace! Join us on April 27th.. follow the photo link in the comments to purchase tickets.

volunteersignup.org 03/29/2019

Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm - Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Please consider volunteering at Beltane in exchange for free admission, food and fun!

volunteersignup.org Volunteer signup sheet

eventbrite.com 03/25/2019

29th Beltane Festival at Stone Mountain Farm

Ticketing for Beltane is up. We hope you will join us for the 29th Beltane at Stone Mountain Farm!

eventbrite.com Gentlepersons, Neighbours & Friends! Come dressed in your fanciful best to celebrate with our merry band of Musicians, Vanaver Caravan Dancers, Puppets & Players, Fine Artisans & Vendors of Foods, Apparel & Sundrie Items, Giant Puppets, Dancing Dragons & Prancing Horses, all manner of Clowns, Masque...

mailchi.mp 03/09/2019

Please join us for a reading by Stephen and Robin at the Unitarian Congregation of the Catskills on March 9th.

This is tonight at 7 pm.. hope you'll join us!

mailchi.mp Elga Antonsen, is a poet, writer, and the daughter of open Communists who stood strong during the McCarthy era. She will read selections from her yet to be published book reflecting that period. Antonsen is the author of Road Dance, 2010, and Daring to Dream, 1977. Co-owner of Brillig’s Books,...

mailchi.mp 03/02/2019

Please join us for a reading by Stephen and Robin at the Unitarian Congregation of the Catskills on March 9th.

Kingston's Spoken Word - https://mailchi.mp/a79f093b6bbf/please-join-us-for-a-reading-by-stephen-and-robin-at-the-unitarian-congregation-of-the-catskills-on-march-9th

mailchi.mp Elga Antonsen, is a poet, writer, and the daughter of open Communists who stood strong during the McCarthy era. She will read selections from her yet to be published book reflecting that period. Antonsen is the author of Road Dance, 2010, and Daring to Dream, 1977. Co-owner of Brillig’s Books,...

stonemountaincenter.com 02/22/2019

Workshop February 23rd and 24th- The Transformational Power of Dreaming

This weekend Stone Mountain Center will be hosting a workshop on dreams. Still a few spots left if you'd like to join us!

stonemountaincenter.com Visit the post for more.

02/02/2019

Imbolc/ Candlemas gathering parking request.. carpool and bring boots, park in lower lot if you are able to make the hike up the hill. Otherwise, use care and four wheel drive, hill is plowed but slippery for some vehicles. Starts around 8 pm, farm time. Tonight, Feburary 2nd, 2019.

books.google.com 02/01/2019

Celebrate the Earth

Thinking of the great recipes for Imbolc in Laurie Cabot's book "Celebrate the Earth".. a favorite being "wise and creamy salmon soup". Our Candlemas celebration will happen this Saturday, February 2nd, starting around 8pm at the Counseling Center Fireplace room. Hope to see you there! Please bring potluck and white candles to light up the room for the storytelling.

books.google.com Published to coincide with the Pagan holiday Samhain on October 31st, this new title by a renowned author and Witch will appeal to spiritualists and environmentalists alike as it celebrates the eight holidays in the Pagan tradition. The Pagan origins of many of our everyday traditions, including the...

mailchi.mp 01/13/2019

Candlemas celebration and a Dream Workshop at CSS

Candlemas celebration and a Dream Workshop at CSS -

mailchi.mp

01/13/2019

Please join us for a Dream Workshop in February with Stephen and Robin! - https://mailchi.mp/d476ba010cdb/smc-open-house-topic-mmddyy-2pm-1367733

mailchi.mp 12/25/2018

Happy Holidays from CSS!

Happy Holidays from CSS! -

mailchi.mp Stephen and Robin and the Larsen Family would like to wish you a festive Yuletide season and a very happy healthy New Year 2019! Stephen wanted to share the classic poemThe Night Before Christmas As well, Stephen did an interview with Thom Hartmann on the psychedelic origins of Santa Claus that you....

12/22/2018

A sister organization.

"This shortest day, as promise wakens in the sleeping land, they carol, feast, give thanks, and dearly love their friends, and hope for peace." ~ Susan Cooper

Many thanks to our friends for supporting Revels North. Please keep us in mind for your end-of-year giving. You can make a donation here on Facebook or through our website:

http://revelsnorth.org/donate/

mailchi.mp 11/28/2018

Still a few spots left in our dream workshop on Dec. 8-9

Still a few spots left in our dream workshop on Dec. 8-9 -

mailchi.mp

Our Story

Interested in running a program or have Questions about our Seasonal Festivals? Beltane, Midsummer, etc...
Email our program director: [email protected]



Telephone

Address


475 River Road Ext
New Paltz, NY
12561

General information

At the Center for Symbolic Studies our mission is to participate on our regional level in the urgent task of building a world community of individuals who will act with respect for the environment, responsibility to others, and awareness of the rich world within us. No less today than from the beginnings of human culture, the symbolic imagination invites interconnectedness. It is this need which informs all our programs at the Center. To this end we explore dreams, creative art, and the mythic imagery of all peoples.
Other New Paltz schools & colleges (show all)
Movement & Characters Movement & Characters
71 Main St, Fl 2nd
New Paltz, 12561

Movement & Characters Offers A Variety Of Traditional & Non-Traditional Dance, Fitness, Acting & Voice Classes, Workshops, & Private Coaching in Upstate NY

New Paltz Healing Arts New Paltz Healing Arts
222 Main St
New Paltz, 12561

Amazing place for healing and being healed With devoted compassionate professionals in New Paltz NY

YMCA Camp Wiltmeet YMCA Camp Wiltmeet
1 Eugene L Brown Dr (Lenape Elementary)
New Paltz, 12561

What once was New Paltz Summer Rec, YMCA Camp Wiltmeet is a collaboration of the YMCA of Ulster County and New Paltz Town Parks and Rec.

New Paltz Rod and Gun Club Youth Program New Paltz Rod and Gun Club Youth Program
Gun Club Rd
New Paltz, 12561

Our goal is to teach young kids, ages 12 to 17, to safely operate and handle fi****ms. We have archery, shotgun, rifle and pistol shooting. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us!

SUNY New Paltz Academic Computing SUNY New Paltz Academic Computing
1 Hawk Drive, WSB1F
New Paltz, 12561

AC combines innovative, effective and useful information technologies with planning, implementation, and support services to enhance the educational experience for the campus community.Basically, we're the geeks that keep SUNY NP up and running.

The Ridge Preschool The Ridge Preschool
New Paltz, 12561

The Ridge Preschool is a progressive, child-centered preschool program located in the beautiful, his

SUNY New Paltz English Department SUNY New Paltz English Department
Jacobson Faculty Tower 714
New Paltz, 12561

English Department at SUNY New Paltz.

Circle Creative Collective Circle Creative Collective
62 Plains Road
New Paltz, 12561

Circle is a women-run nonprofit organized around connecting and inspiring diverse communities through sharing and preserving the wisdom of traditional crafts and skills.

SUNY New Paltz Management Association SUNY New Paltz Management Association
1 Hawk Drive Van Den Berg Hall 110
New Paltz, 12561

The Management Association coordinates academic events, workshops and social events.

Hudson Valley Writing Project Hudson Valley Writing Project
800 Hawk Drive, Old Main 323
New Paltz, 12561

The Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP) at SUNY New Paltz is a professional development organization whose purpose is to improve the teaching of writing and to promote literacy development at all levels of education, pre-kindergarten through college.

IsolaBella Academy - Virtual Forum & Local Playgroups IsolaBella Academy - Virtual Forum & Local Playgroups
New Paltz

Opening September 2020, a Reggio Emilia inspired Independent Day School that puts family wellness first (serving 0-6 year olds to start with a future to grow through elementary, middle & high school grade levels). La Vita è Bella... life is beautiful!

SUNY New Paltz Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies SUNY New Paltz Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, 12561

Undergraduate Program for Majors and Minors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at SUNY New Paltz