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Venus of Willendorf as shown at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. Bjørn Christian Tørrissen 2020. CC. In “Cosmology and the Mythic Imagination,” from this month’s spotlight volume The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Campbell...

"Mid-air." Victoria Price, 2006. Creative Commons. The December theme for the MythBlast series has been “The Still Point,” a reference to T.S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets. The still point is a poetic image that Joseph...

Detail from Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss. Antonio Canova, 1787-93. If anyone doubted that the essence of the individual is thoroughly interwoven with the collective fibers of society, our continued state of social distancing and...

Clock, by Martin Vorel. Public Domain. I don’t remember who called with the news that my father had died. I don’t remember the conversation. All I remember is the daze in which I found myself...

Forest scenery. Creative commons. “Each entered the forest at that point which he himself had selected, and where there was no trail or path, at its darkest point.”Campbell citing the Grail legend. Romance of the...

South inner panel of the Arch of Titus in Rome showing spoils from the fall of Jerusalem. CC. There are only two references to the Round Table in Campbell’s most comprehensive study of the Grail Romances,...

Echo and Narcissus, John William Waterhouse, 1903. Public Domain. Here on the anniversary of the Joseph Campbell Foundation I got to musing about the service Joseph Campbell’s work has done for our world. My first...

Nagasaki Peace Park. Photo by CJ Leung, 2018. CC. In Sake and Satori (being the second volume of Asian Journals), Joseph Campbell provides an account of his travels in the Far East during the spring...

[caption id="attachment_6280" align="alignright" width="225"] “Terracotta statuette of Eros flying” by Greek, Asia Minor, Myrina via The Metropolitan Museum of Art is licensed under CC0 1.0[/caption] The origins of Valentine’s Day are a bit murky, but...

New Year's is, traditionally, the time set aside for reflecting on the year just past and setting goals and making resolutions for the year to come. It is a curious emotional position in which to...

Joseph Campbell's masterpiece is now available in a completely unabridged recording. The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers since it was originally published in 1949, bringing the insights of modern psychology...

[caption id="attachment_4826" align="alignnone" width="500"] Image from the cover of Gerald McDermott's 'Creation'[/caption] Thanks to the generous support of the folks who contributed to our 2015 fundraiser, we have started the process of building a new...

We are pleased to share news of a new volume by John Lobell, a founding member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Advisory Board Visionary Creativity: How New Worlds Are Born takes a revolutionary approach that...

My subject tonight is the androgyne as mystical symbol. And the first point I want to make before engaging in the argument is that a symbol derives from the psyche, speaks to the psyche by...

Finding the Gold Within, a film that, according to the director, "probes what it means to be young, black, male, and 'other'," enjoyed its world premiere this week at the Mill Valley Film Festival in...

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