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Parzival in the Waste Land (from Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail, illustrated by Willy Pogany, print, United States, 1912)

[caption id="attachment_17895" align="alignright" width="214"] Parzival in the Waste Land (from Parsifal or the Legend of the Holy Grail, illustrated by Willy Pogany, print, United States, 1912)[/caption] Who will tell the stories if not You? Who...

Creative Mythology cover

[caption id="attachment_16932" align="alignright" width="300"] A Noh theater mask of the oni Hannya (image by Tommaso Meli; used through a Creative Commons license)[/caption] “Who was that Masked Man?" A childhood memory, televised in black and white––yet...

Tristan and Iseult

Let’s play a game of mental association. I say “Joseph Campbell.” You say, “Hero with a Thousand Faces.” If I ask, “Which of Campbell’s ideas is the most influential?” There’s a good chance you’ll say...

A traumatic brain injury patient walks through a virtual reality scenario at the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment Laboratory at National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., March 20, 2017. The patient is attached to a safety harness and walks on a treadmill on a platform that moves and rotates in conjunction with movements of the projected environment. Motion capture cameras track the patient’s movements via reflective markers that are applied to the patient and supply data on physical deficits to physical therapists. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

In this fall season, when masks are donned in the celebration of our collective shadow, we may naturally consider Campbell’s own discussion of divine masks. However, when I revisit Campbell’s Masks of God, vol. III:...

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...

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...

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...

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