Holly Mosley writes for Contact Music about the Star Wars Saga and a few facts the fans may not know about the films! This list includes 10 exciting facts, one of which talks about the mythologist Joseph Campbell, and how much he influenced George Lucas. Campbell's book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, helped the filmmaker define the franchise's characters.
Jim Zigarelli writes for the Daily Camera about the essential qualities of a true Hero. The article uses the teachings within Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers' PBS show, The Power of Myth, to explain the necessary traits of a heroic person. That includes special achievements, strong ethics and moral principals. Zigarelli also talks about Joe McDonald, an activist from the Boulder community who recently passed away, a wonderful example of a true hero.
Kurt Spellmeyer writes for Tricycle Magazine about Buddha and the history behind his wisdom. Spellmeyer talks about how much the dharma's journey helped Joseph Campbell outline the structure he later refined in his many books, the Hero's Journey. It’s no accident that Campbell’s stages match the Buddha’s quest, including the departure from home, a crisis, transformation and, at last, the hero’s victorious return.
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Evalyn Hansen interviews Lynne Kaufman for the Ashland Daily Tidings about her writing process. Kaufman talks about how inspirational Joseph Campbell and his work have been to her, all throughout her career. The mythologist's take on the advantages of research when writing, using it to enhance the story but never letting it dominate it, have determined how the playwright deals with her work.
Will Jones writes for the website Big Shiny Robot about The Lego Movie and how it follows Joseph Campbell's Hero Journey's structure. The article explains the structure created by the mythologist and how it applies to various famous movies, amongst which is The Lego Movie. Jones argues that this film's crazy storyline shouldn't have worked as well as it did. The reason behind it just might be the filmmakers' business skills and it's Campbell structure.
Aida Amoako writes for The Atlantic about On the Wall, a new exhibition in London about Michael Jackson. According to Amoako, this exhibition seeks to understand what the superstar and his mythic image meant to the world. The mythologist Joseph Campbell's A Hero With A Thousand Faces is used to study the star's heroic journey, troubled past and lasting fame.
Michael Pulliam writes for the The Maui News about MAPA Live’s production of “Into the Woods, comparing the musical to Joseph Campbell’s mythology classic, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” The article goes over Campbell's Mono-myth and the Hero's Journey, explaining how the play mirrors the mythologist's work.
Lois Heckman writes for the Pocono Record about love, personal relationships and how Jospeh Campbell's work can help along the way. Heckman evokes many Campbell quotes to go over various different kinds of couples and relationships. The mythologist's wisdom can be the key to have a long and lasting love life!
Thomas Mooney writes for the Wide Open Country about musician Kevin Galloway and his new album, "The Change". The article starts with the Campbell quote: "Follow Your Bliss". It sets the tone for the telling of Galloway's journey through this new album, which is his first solo endeavor. The musician, former frontman of the Texas’ rocking country-soul band Uncle Lucius, celebrates his new life, with two children and a never-ending exploration. Kevin Galloway's path to finding...
Audrey Dwyer writes for the Steamboat Pilot & Today about artist Lance Whitner’s latest art project. Whitner's piece is called The Artistry of Life: Painting & Yoga and it takes inspiration from Joseph Campbell's book, The Power of Myth. She was intrigued by the uniqueness of every person's journey and quest for their Bliss. The artist will be collaborating with yoga instructor Linda Durzon, who will offer donation-based yoga classes. The participants will then be encouraged to help the...
Richard Randall writes for the Central Penn Business Journal about how he left his fears behind and followed his Bliss. Randall explains that though he had achieved what some would consider professional success, he was not happy. By getting in touch with Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth, the PBS series of Campbell interviews by Bill Moyers, Richard Randall was intrigued by the concept of Following Your Bliss. It took courage and compromise,...
The Architect's Journal published an article celebrating the winners of Nottingham Trent University 2018 Student 2018. One of the awarded projects is called the "Monomyth", paying homage to Joseph Campbell's work. It integrates ceramic workshops, public baths and art spaces, aiming to create social spaces that celebrate the Roman and Spanish civic-centred societies. This wonderful project was created by Francis Croll, an Undergrad student looking to change the world with his art.
Michal Bohanes writes for Forbes about Tom Savage, an entrepreneur who's started various businesses, but doesn't want to be a CEO. Savage understands that being a founder is not the same thing as running a company, and that his talents are better served for the prior. This opinion may not be conventional, because most people enjoy a traditional story curve, like Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. But Tom Savage's strategy seems to be working, as he progresses...
Adam Clair writes for the website Whyy about the improv group Thank You, Places and their ever-changing musical number! According to her, the group creates a different musical act every single night in front of their audience. It's all improvised, but they follow Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey to keep their acts engaging, Thank You, Places has been performing every other Saturday for almost a year now, and they're not stopping anytime soon!
Michael Blaustein writes for the New York Post about Israel Adesanya, the UFC fighter. The Nigeria-born New Zealander is a newcomer to the league, and is getting all of the attention. Adesanya is often compared to Aang, the main character in The Last Airbender, a Nickelodeon cartoon show. According to this article, both Aang and Israel Adesanya go through a Hero's Journey towards success, though the path is filled with trials.
Gill Pringle writes for the Independent about Hugh Jackman in the robot-boxing movie Real Steel. Jackman tells Pringle about how he and his son enjoyed the script, and how the athletic side of the story kept him so interested. According to the actor, another big plus was how the script depicts fatherhood. He explains that his readings of Joseph Campbell's work helped him further understand the representation. The article and interview within shine a light...
Kevin Downey writes for TV News Check about Jeff Probst and his upcoming talk-show. In the interview within the article, Probst talks about the idea behind the new show, his expectations and fear, and what the audience should expect to see every week. The Survivor's host also explains that this new venture is inspired by a quote by no other than Joseph Campbell. Jeff Probst excitement is palpable in this intriguing interview, where readers...
Paulo Coelho writes for the Daily Mail about how Joseph Campbell inspired him to follow his Bliss. Through his readings of Campbell's The Power of Myth, Coelho realized that his life wasn't headed towards it's best direction, and had the courage and right mind to change his course. Like the author of the article so rightly put it, "Joseph Campbell is another proof that if we are following our dreams, things will come to us...
Dr. Victor Garlock writes for the website Auburn Pub about the place for Heroes in today's society. Garlock uses Joseph Campbell's study on Heroes found in his book The Hero With a Thousand Faces to discuss what qualifies someone as a hero, some famous journeys and some of his personal favorites. The article address the topic in a general fashion, but also explores how to bring heroism into everyday life and into the modern era.
Christina Radish writes for Collider about the new season of Luke Cage, the third show in the Netflix-original Defenders series. Collider interviews actor Theo Rossi about which characteristics create a Hero and which create a villain. Joseph Campbell connoisseurs might already have some insight, but Rossi's first-hand experience makes for a great article and interview.
Wayne Wise writes for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette about Steven Hyden's new book, Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Hyden uses Joseph Campbell's the Hero's Journey structure to tell the story of rock stars, the ones who grew old with the industry and the ones who didn't. The book also discusses the presence of important mythological elements in rock music and figures.
Nadia Cameron writes for the website CMO about how brands can market themselves following the Hero's Journey. According to the author, businesses need to treat each costumer as a hero, going on their individual journey, as explained by Joseph Campbell. It might be hard for these brands to be flexible while maintaining their core values, but nobody ever said a journey was supposed to be trial-free!