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[caption id="attachment_19992" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Pondering: Climber on Smith Rock ponders his next move up Monkey Face. Steve McClanahan, 2016. Used under Creative Commons license.[/caption] In his book, The Ecstasy of Being: Mythology and Dance, Joseph...

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[caption id="attachment_17969" align="alignright" width="300"] "Follow your bliss!" Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (from Episode 4: "Sacrifice and Bliss")[/caption] What did Joseph Campbell mean when he said, “Follow your bliss and...

My first memories of Joseph Campbell are through my dad’s love for him. Dad played Campbell’s lectures on cassette tapes on long, sun drenched drives to visit our family’s patriarch in the desert. Ironically, what...

Editor's Note:  This month, we are celebrating gratitude...our gratitude for Campbell's ideas and work in the world, and for all of the thousands of people who are a part of JCF's mythological community around the world....

Like many Americans, I spent the day yesterday dancing between celebrating Labor Day and, well, laboring. I was editing an interview I did a couple of weeks ago with dance icon Twyla Tharp for a...

In April, 1999, I was at a crossroads. I had just left a job that I loved running a theater school because it no longer served my family's needs. I knew that I wanted to...

In the Zoroastrian religion Nowruz, the new day, is perhaps the most important day on the Zoroastrian calendar (it also marks the Persian new year) and is celebrated on, or near, the spring equinox. Much of...

Happy birthday, Joe!  

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