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Our family had a sacred ritual we practiced every Friday night while I was growing up. We traveled to a video store called Movies and Sounds and paid homage to the higher forces that fired...

Festival procession in Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Photograph by Joseph Campbell, 1955. From Asian Journals — India & Japan, copyright © 2002 and 2018 by Joseph Campbell Foundation. All rights reserved.)

[caption id="attachment_17325" align="alignright" width="300"] Festival procession in Kandy, Sri Lanka. (Photograph by Joseph Campbell, 1955. From Asian Journals — India & Japan, copyright © 2002 and 2018 by Joseph Campbell Foundation. All rights reserved.)[/caption] As we...

America Football (photo: public domain)

The theme for the month of February at JCF is love, and February, with Valentine’s Day at its heart, is certainly the month to celebrate love. But there is another event every February that Americans...

When I first was drawn to myth, it was through play. My sisters and I, nerdily passionate children of academics, spent a lot of time playing “Greek Gods and Goddesses” in a father-made fort in...

It is high summer in the Catskill mountains of New York where I live: green, lush, blooming, sparking with life. It’s an enchanted time. Every morning I walk my dogs in our meadows and life...

Ramadan, celebrated this year between May 27th and June 24th by approximately a quarter of the world’s population, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and commemorates the revelation of the Quran to the...

[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...

Finding the Gold Within, a film that, according to the director, "probes what it means to be young, black, male, and 'other'," enjoyed its world premiere this week at the Mill Valley Film Festival in...

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