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An immense billboard looms over Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. On it, a woman appears to be consumed with deep sorrow, hot tears streaming down her cheeks. A crown of flowers rests ironically upon her...

Parzival in the Waste Land (from Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail, illustrated by Willy Pogany, print, United States, 1912)

[caption id="attachment_17895" align="alignright" width="214"] Parzival in the Waste Land (from Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail, illustrated by Willy Pogany, print, United States, 1912)[/caption] Who will tell the stories if not You? Who...

Tristan and Iseult

Let’s play a game of mental association. I say “Joseph Campbell.” You say, “Hero with a Thousand Faces.” If I ask, “Which of Campbell’s ideas is the most influential?” There’s a good chance you’ll say...

We're excited to be able to bring you the ebook edition of Occidental Mythology, the third installment in Joseph Campbell's Masks of God series (both the third title in the series, and the third we've released), which stands...

Tristan and Isolde: the love-death

In Ovid's Metamorphoses, we read story after story of a human (or demi-human) encountering the gods and being literally transformed by the experience. The stories generally come in one of two flavors: the human is ready for...

[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...

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