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laughing buddha (Bali, Indonesia), photograph by Michael Pfaff (whiteganesha, flickr.com). Used through a Creative Commons license

The classic characters and narratives of Greek mythology sculpted in stone throughout antiquity display a wide range of human emotions and psychological motifs. One particular expression, however, is often curiously absent – laughter. While laughing...

Pygmalion and Galatea by Jean-Léon Gérôme, circa 1890. (Public domain image provided by the New York Metropolitan Museum)

[caption id="attachment_17307" align="alignright" width="271"] Galatea and the Cyclops (Roman fresco found at Pompeii, first century ad. Public domain)[/caption] A love of wonder: according to Aristotle, this is what brought the lover of wisdom (Greek, philosophos)...

The Hero's Journey®

The Role of Story in Crafting New Beginnings for Our Lives [caption id="attachment_17226" align="alignright" width="300"] The Hero's Journey® (from Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Novato, Ca: New World Library, 2008), p. 210....

Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction by Joseph Campbell

For every profession, there’s a question people ask that isn’t the real question. When I was an actor, the question audience members asked was, “How do you learn all those lines?” when what they really...

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