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A yamabushi performing a Shintō fire ritual, Kyōto,Japan, 1955. (Photograph by Joseph Campbell. Copyright © by Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2002. All rights reserved.)

It is the first day of spring as I sit down to write. The sun has entered Aries, the first sign in the Zodiac, marking the dawning of a new astrological year. The sun is...

Thou Art That cover

The Nothing That Is Not There and the Nothing That Is Pt. I: The Hobgoblin of Doubt We all know about things. In fact, we all know a lot of things about a lot of...

Joseph Campbell, c. 1953 (Photo by B.S. Wise)

There is a saying attributed to Hermes Trismegistus: “As above, so below; as within, so without” (The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, p. 47). This means that whatever happens on any level of reality also...

Tibetan mandala (seventeenth–eighteenth century a.d. Public domain; used with permission of Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts)

In this, the month of October, we at Joseph Campbell Foundation are celebrating the theme of masks; a theme apropos, I think, for October and Halloween. After all, it is the time of the year...

Today, May 29, 2018, the date of the first full moon in May, is the day of celebration for the birth of the Buddha called Vesak. Mythology has it that on the night the Buddha...

Editor's note: This week we are sharing editor David Kudler's forward to Campbell's collection of essays Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, in honor of its new release as an eBook and audio...

The Joseph Campbell Foundation will soon be releasing an ebook publication of Campbell’s Myths of Light, an utterly charming little book in which the attentive reader will be able to discern Campbell’s joy and exuberance...

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