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California Mystics


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This course invites you to embark on an intellectual journey exploring how mythic and imaginative thinking, cultivated in California, has significantly influenced the realms of Hollywood storytelling and Silicon Valley's innovative spirit. Through eight comprehensive units, the course delves into the lives and works of pivotal figures who bridged diverse worlds—from ancient wisdom traditions to modern psychology, from surreal art to spiritual exploration—thereby shaping California's unique cultural and technological landscape.

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StoryAtlas is your mentor, sextant, and almanac 

Cross the threshold, retrieve the elixir, and redeem the wasteland. Explore our full course library with content from the top scholars in the field of Myth & Story. 

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