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Death on a Pale Horse (by William Blake, pen and watercolor on paper, England, c. 1800)

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="335"] Statue of a skeleton as the Grim Reaper (Trier Cathedral, German, c. thirteenth century; photo by Jbuzzbee, used through a Creative Commons license)[/caption] The exploration of death in this MythBlast is...

This month at JCF we are entertaining the theme of harvest. I’m not imagining a solely agrarian notion through which to explore that theme, but rather am  also referring to the harvesting of the fruits...

The Sorcerer of Trois Frères.

[caption id="attachment_17992" align="alignnone" width="900"] The ceiling of the Rotunda at Lascaux.[/caption] Joseph Campbell wrote about the great painted and engraved Paleolithic "temple caves," as he called them, of southern France and northern Spain. Lascaux in...

Diana and Actaeon (marble metope, Hellenic, Sicily, c. 460 B.C.)

[caption id="attachment_17969" align="alignright" width="300"] Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (from Episode 6: "Masks of Eternity")[/caption] What is it that brought you to Joseph Campbell?  I remember distinctly what it was...

The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology (Collected Works digital edition)

When I was asked to lead the team of academics responsible for fact-checking and updating the archaeological discoveries, anthropological theories and migration patterns presented in the Primitive Mythology, the first volume in Joseph Cambpell’s four-volume...

This week I want to continue the exploration of what, in her MythBlast last week, Dr. Melander called "the use of myth." The uses of myth are as various as they are abundant, and exert...

In the month of April, the Joseph Campbell Foundation is celebrating the impending release of several new editions of two Campbell classics, The Mythic Dimension and Primitive Mythology, both coming soon as eBooks and audio...

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...

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