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Campbell Provides Inspiration For Musician Matthew Walker’s 1000Faces “Monomyyth” project
March 31, 2021

[caption id="attachment_2130" align="alignleft" width="300"] Matthew Walker (Photo Derick Smith)[/caption] Composing for television and film and touring and recording with Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins, Filter, and Morrissey throughout the past 25 years, musician and producer, Matthew Walker's latest project called 1000Faces has just released the 2nd album in a series called "Monomyyth." American Songwriter connects Walker's project to Joseph Campbell's 1949 book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. To read more about the project, Walker's work,...

Musician Valerie June Cites Joseph Campbell as Inspiration
March 17, 2021

[caption id="attachment_2127" align="alignleft" width="300"] Valerie JuneRenata Raksha/Courtesy of the artist[/caption] In an interview with NPR, musician Valerie June cited Joseph Campbell while discussing a song off her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescription for Dreamers, titled "Two Roads." "Joseph Campbell, who is one of my favorite philosophers, says if you're following a path that's totally clear, then you're not on your path. You should be following the path that's got a bunch of...

The Legend of Zelda Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Campbell’s Mythic Structure
March 4, 2021

[caption id="attachment_2124" align="alignleft" width="300"] Image Credit: Nintendo[/caption] The video game series, The Legend of Zelda celebrated its 35th anniversary with many looking to source of the longevity the game has enjoyed. At least one writer is pointing to Joseph Campbell. In an article for Tom's Guide, writer Marshall Honorof explains Campbell's work around the monomyth, concluding, " This is not only the story of Gilgamesh and Odysseus; it’s also the story of Rama, Yamato...

Chickasaw Nation Filmmaker Creates Animated Tale Influenced by Campbell
February 17, 2021

Animator, teacher, and a member of the Chickasaw Nation, Jesse Cowan has combined his interests and skills to create an animated film called Little Wolf: The Night Trail, the story of a young boy hoping not only to survive the terrors of the wild, but to prove his worth to his mentor and clan totem. Cowan says he drew from his love of early 80’s animation, horror movies, and anime, as well as his...

Actor Dominique Fishback Takes Campbell’s Concept as Mantra: “A Heroine With a Thousand Faces”
February 10, 2021

Star of Shaka King's film Judas and the Black Messiah, Dominique Fishback, recently discussed her mantra of becoming a heroine with a thousand faces with Refinery 29. The web article states, "In his seminal book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell argued that all  mythical idols —  be it a god, a Hollywood celebrity, or Katniss Everdeen — share a common narrative arc, regardless of time, place, or culture: Hero goes on an...

Brazilian Animated Film Inspired By Works of Campbell
February 10, 2021

An original animated film created by director Matteo Moriconi and XCave Studios founder Rodrigo Hurtado, and inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell, will celebrate the special online presentation of the event, VFX Rio, according to the Animation World Network. “The hero in our story sets out on a journey of self-discovery,” says Hurtado. “He goes through several phases of development until he arrives to his final destination at VFXRIO, the most important Brazilian...

Reflections on Campbell from Art Institute Chicago
February 4, 2021

In a reflection on art and the impact of museums from Sarah Gray, Director of Member and Visitor Engagement at the Art Institute Chicago, she states, "Often I go to specific galleries for their architecture as much as for the collection they display. Sometimes I look out for a particular color to trace its stories through time and place. The moments when a work resonates make me want to take a closer look, to...

Top Ten Guitar Pedal Manufacturer Names Company After Campbell Quote
January 27, 2021

In an article from local NBC news outlet Kare 11, discussing his success and battles with stuttering, Joel Korte, owner and founder of Chase Bliss Audio, mentioned that his company is named after a quote from Joseph Campbell. Chase Bliss was recently lauded by an industry site as one of the top ten guitar pedal manufacturers of 2020. According to the article, "When Korte launched his company, he chose the name Chase Bliss Audio,...

Olive Oil Maker and Author Points to Campbell
January 21, 2021

Stephen Capizzano, owner and operator of Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars in Pawcatuck, Connecticut, points to the wisdom he has learned from Joseph Campbell, discussing with The Westerly Sun his book, The Forgetful Organization: How an Organization Struggles to Remember Itself: A Fairytale for Those Who Still Have a Wish. "I always loved reading Joseph Campbell," said Capizzano, who keeps a copy of Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces " on his nightstand along...

Entrepreneur Magazine Points to Campbell in Article About Leadership in 2021
January 13, 2021

In a piece for Entrepreneur on leadership in 2021, author and leadership coach, Santhosh Babu, highlights wisdom from the Mahabharata, Frida Kahlo, and Joseph Campbell. In the article, Babu cites an idea that Campbell wrote about in The Hero with A Thousand Faces. Babu summarizes Campbell, saying, "Joseph Campbell, American Professor, author and mythologist said, 'Tragedy is an unfinished comedy'. Campbell's full and actual quote states, "Tragedy is the shattering of forms and of...

New Edition of Alan Watts Book Points to Campbell’s Influence
January 6, 2021

A new edition of Alan Watts book, The Two Hands of God, released by New World Library, points to the influence and admiration that Alan Watts and Joseph Campbell held for each other. The book is quoted as saying, "Fans of the mythologist Joseph Campbell will immediately notice his influence throughout this book. Campbell and Watts were in fact friends during its writing, and Campbell shared notes and feedback on several chapters." To read...

Author & Coach Uses Campbell’s Hero’s Journey as Base for THE HERO IS YOU
December 16, 2020

Kendra Levin’s book The Hero Is You opens readers up to the possibility that they are the hero of their own lives -- an idea that offers focus and purpose. Levin bases her method on the teachings of Joseph Campbell, and specifically his ideas around The Hero's Journey. “It’s really important and valuable to use the Hero’s Journey as a tool for seeing yourself as a hero and seeing this moment in your life as...

Fashion Brand Reveals New Collection Via Video Game Based on Campbell Ideas
December 9, 2020

Fashion brand, Balenciaga is launching an unusual fashion show format with a first-of-its kind hybrid video game/fashion show. The design house is debuting its fall 2021 collection with a video game, titled, “Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow.” Balenciaga says the game is “anchored to mythological pasts and projected futures with timeless archetypes and speculative imagery.” They go on to state, “In the end, the hero has finally become (as it is referred to in...

Campbell and Eastern Philosophy Inspire Star Wars Fine Jewelry
December 2, 2020

Roopam Jain, president of brands at Renaissance Global told StarWars.com that Joseph Campbell and Eastern Philosophy were inspirational in the creation of the new line of Star Wars fine jewelry. "To me, it really ties back into the inspirational teachings from Joseph Campbell that George Lucas incorporated into the original films," Jain said. To read more about the inspirations behind the collection, click here. To view the collection, click here.

Nashville band, CORDOVAS, blends Joseph Campbell and Hero’s Journey into music
November 12, 2020

Rolling Stone magazine has featured an article on the recent work of Nashville foursome, the Cordovas, who have blended ideas from Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey into their work. The article cites the lyrics of lead singer, Joe Firstman, stating, "Firstman and his bandmates aren’t passively waiting for that brighter day; rather, like Campbell’s hero archetype, they’re actively searching for ways to expand their worldview. “Open up your heart, let love come through...

Kellogg Prof at Northwestern Cites Joseph Campbell
November 5, 2020

Michelle L. Buck, clinical professor of leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, cited Joseph Campbell and his work in an article titled "How to Develop a Leadership Mindset for Uncertain Times." The article states,"Buck encourages people to think about how they can generate transformation from adversity. To illustrate this point, she turns to the work of Joseph Campbell, who studied the archetypal “hero’s journey.” That journey is considered heroic and courageous...

Creators of Netflix’s Blood of Zeus Cite Joseph Campbell
October 28, 2020

Brothers Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, creators of the Netflix series The Blood of Zeus, have cited Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey as having an inspirational presence in the show. “We always said, ‘This is very Joseph Campbell,’ and Lucas borrowed heavily from Greek mythology, and when we were influenced by ‘Star Wars’ and we’re pulling it back into Greek mythology," said Charley Parlapanides. "It’s all kind of coming full circle.” The Parlapanides brothers...

Deepak Chopra Honors Campbell and FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
October 1, 2020

Deepak Chopra discusses Joseph Campbell and unpacks one of Campbell's most well-known ideas -- Follow Your Bliss - in an article for Yahoo. Chopra corrects a number of misunderstandings around Campbell's phrase and explains the way he understands the power behind the idea. Chopra states: "When the great American mythologist Joseph Campbell first used the phrase, “Follow your bliss,” he inspired many people. He held out a vision that was radically different from the...

Actress Pamela Anderson cites Campbell as Inspiration for Collecting Art
September 23, 2020

Actress Pamela Anderson cited Joseph Campbell as an inspiration for her interest in collecting art. In a piece for Financial Times, Anderson states, "Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my grandfather, who was really into mythology and fairytales, and I think that’s where my interest in art started – just fantasy and not knowing where your life ends and your dreams begin. He taught me a lot and I started reading...

Campbell Inspires Book on Earth Mythology
September 19, 2020

Author Ray Grigg explores the our problematic relationship with nature suggesting a realistic and more skillful life on earth in his new book, The Zen of an Earth Mythology. The book was inspired by a comment by Joseph Campbell, who noted in The Power of Myth: “The only mythology that is valid today is the mythology of the planet—and we don’t have such a mythology.” In a recent examination of the Grigg's book, the...

Campbell featured with Malala, Richard Branson, Steph Curry and others in Literati Book Club Launch
September 9, 2020

A new book club curated by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and designed around Myth and Meaning has been launched by Literat. An article in USA Today discussing the club states, "A subscription-based monthly book service for children, Literati is expanding to monthly book clubs for adults that are curated by notable figures, known as “luminaries.” The curators include Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, NBA star Steph Curry, best-selling writer Susan Orlean, entrepreneur Richard Branson and scholars at the Joseph Campbell...

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Snyder cites Campbell and Hero’s Journey in DC & HBOMax’s Miniseries “Justice League”
August 28, 2020

Director, Zack Snyder's awaited cut of his Justice League film will now be released as a miniseries from DC Entertainment and HBOMax. Snyder has long been a vocal supporter of Joseph Campbell and his work. At the DC Fandome event on August 22, 2020, Snyder affirmed Campbell's influence on the story. According to Comics Beat, "Ray Fisher, who portrays Cyborg in the film/series, relayed a question about the themes Snyder wants to tackle, and...

George Miller Talks Joseph Campbell and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
August 19, 2020

Acclaimed director, George Miller discussed his thoughts about how Joseph Campbell's work could influence the future of his "Mad Max" franchise, with The Hollywood Reporter. When asked about what could lie ahead for the current protagonist in the series, Furiosa, Miller stated her future could be dark. "Campbell said that the usual story is that today's hero becomes tomorrow's tyrant. The hero is the agent of change. They basically relinquish self-interest in order for...

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