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No one, I imagine, would like to draw the cards of Death, the Devil, the Tower, and the Hanged Man in tarot divination. You do not need to be a connoisseur of symbols to have...

Before diving into the symbolism of the Star card of the tarot, let’s first consider its predecessor the Tower, whose sudden onslaught of destruction will have already descended (precisely) like lightning upon us. By now,...

The Star

Mark C.E. Peterson

Hence in a season of calmer weather Though inland far we be, Our Souls have sight of that immortal sea  Which brought us hither,  Can in a moment travel thither, And see the Children sport...

These days engaging with myth, for me, can be an invitation to poke at sacred cows.  In a month that JCF has dedicated to Campbell’s work on goddesses and what he, and many other mythologists,...

  “Imagination is the star in man, the celestial or supercelestial body.”  —Martin Ruland the Younger Arthur Edward Waite, the famed esoteric scholar and mystic who with Pamela Colman Smith created the classic tarot deck,...

In The Power of Myth, Bill Moyers remarks that the Lord’s Prayer begins with, “Our father, who art in heaven,” and then asks Joseph Campbell if it could begin with our mother. It is a...

Jean Erdman
An Interplay of Opposites

Diane McGhee Valle

Jean Marion Erdman, choreographer, director, co-founder of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and wife to Joseph Campbell for 49 years, was born on February 20, 1916. This week, in honor of her birthday, Diane McGhee Valle...

Epigraph to Letter I: The Magician from Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey into Christian Hermeticism:   “Spiritus ubi vult spirat: et vocem  ejus audis, sed nescis unde veniat,  aut quo vadat: sic est omnis, ...

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