In an article for Black Voice News, S. E. Williams highlights a book written by Queen Shamala that deeply parallels the work of Joseph Campbell and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Dr. Queen Shamala Sykes, founder of the University of Creative Light Initiation System, has written about her life experiences and her process of discovering her soul. In Blackbutterfly Soul Song she highlights her quest for the answer to the question “Who am...
The Wilmington Public Library has a featured article on the Wicked Local Wilmington to promote its various programs and events! One of them is a talk with Rick Salemi about the search for a new job, and how Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Journey can help. Focusing on the future "elixir" could be the needed push in times of desperation. The Library offers most of these programs for free and open to all!
Mike Fahey writes to the website Kotaku about World of Warcraft, and why you should play it in 2018. Fahey explains that the game, created in 2004, has over a decade of lore and story to be explored, making this older MMORPG still very relevant. To make it even more interesting, the plot is structured according to Joseph Campbell's Hero Journey, displaying a great amount of character development and ever-changing worlds. Whether you've played the...
A short video on Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyer's The Power Of Myth. This series of six one-hour conversation between the two was released by PBS in 1988, and to this day, remains as one of the most popular series in American public television. Here you see Campbell speaking on Buddhist Consciousness and how to use myths to learn about human life and existence. Click here to watch the full video!
Think you're a pro when it comes to myths and movies? You might have to think again! The Living Legends Quiz was created by PBS, broadcaster of the six one-hour documentary series on Joseph Campbell. So it is no surprise that in this exercise to test your knowledge in famous mythical stories and their characters, you will find Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. Take the quiz to prove yourself.
This Sunday Voices article argues, with great admiration for Joseph Campbell and his work, that humans are hungry for myth. The success of films that follow Campbell's Hero's Journey shows that learning about myths and their meaning is just as nursing and essential to a blissful life as learning about math and it's formulas. Read the full article to learn more.
In current events, the Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair at the USC School of Cinematic Arts has been given to Ted Braun, an associate professor in the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and Television. Read the full article here.
Alan Watts was a notable philosopher known for helping to introduce eastern philosophy to a western audience. More so, he was a renowned comparative mythologist who found commonalities at the roots of various religions and cultures. In this audio lecture, he analyzes an essay by Joseph Campbell on the "Return to the Forest." The analysis of Campbell's essay delves into the theme of leaving institutionalized, or learned schools of thought behind, so that one...
The Academy of Ideas offers viewers an incredible, and easy to understand summary of Campbell's work, ideas, and philosophy. Would Joseph Campbell have ever imagined his work being taught to millions of individuals from across the globe, via an educational youtube series? Come to think of it, with a visionary mind like his, he might have! Check it out here!
Joseph Campbell was recently given an honorary place on New Rochelle's walk of fame, showing just how far his influence extended. The walk of fame honors artists, activists, entrepreneurs, actors, and more. To see a list of names mentioned, including Campbell's, click here.
David Karp, the CEO of Tumblr, interviews Barack Obama, and Joseph Campbell are brought up. In this interview, he gives a direct reference to Joseph Campbell's "follow your bliss". The comment is brief, but his familiarity with Campbell's work remains significant. You can find the quote about halfway through the interview.