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UNC-Duke Basketball and Joseph Campbell

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow…

Ad Astra and the Flawed Hero

In a post for Asia One, James Mottram gives insight into the creation of James Grays’ newest film, Ad Astra, and how Gray drew from Campbell’s Hero with a Thousand Faces. He wanted his character to be mythic in his…

Heroes Make Mistakes Too

Brandon Davis writes for the website Comic Book about the Marvel superhero Thor and his flawed journey. This article (which contains spoilers on the movie Avengers: Infinity War), explains how the God of Thunder has made his fair share of…

A Hero’s Journey Through Depression

Leah Schnelbach writes for the website Tor about the heroic journey in Ursula Le Guin’s book, The Farthest Shore. According to Schnelbach, Le Guin’s book talks about depression in a true and reassuring way, engaging the reader while also depicting the condition…

Kevin Galloway’s Solo Journey

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…

A Very Mythical New Hero

Tim Midura interviews comics and TV writer Joe Casey for the website The Outhousers. Midura asks Casey about his new story, MCMLXXV, a genre-blender set in New York City featuring Pamela Evans as the Hero. According to the writer, Pamela is…

Surviving Towards a New Journey

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…

Where Are All The Heroes?

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,…

Luke Cage – The Villain Speaks

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…

Real-life Heroes

Michael Marshall writes for The Crozet Gazette about a ceremonial dinner thrown for the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad. The one hundred active volunteers were celebrated, received prizes and their best and most courageous moments were highlighted. Joseph Campbell has described heroes as”(…)someone giving…

Heroic Men – The Path to Non-Toxic Masculinity

Anthony Simeone writes for the Good Men Project about toxic masculinity, and how Joseph Campbell’s teachings can help cure it. Simeone explains how children’s upbringing and societal demands on young men can create toxic people. He further dwells into the importance…

Trump’s Journey

As a producer of PBS’s The Power of Myth, Joan Konner experienced Joseph Campbell’s teachings from up close and many years later, his influence is still clear on her writing. In this inciting article, Konner, now Dean Emerita at Columbia College,  talks about…

The Hero Is Within You

In his article for The Odyssey, college-student Dan Bennington recounts how Campbell helped him follow his bliss through troublesome times. It’s no secret that life can be hard. When all hope is gone, when the light has been turned off, where…

Archetypes of Power

Rabbi Bruce Warshal writes for the Jewish Journal about archetypal figures, power and progress. In the diverse, multicultural melting pot that is the United States of America, there is no overall binding myth. Joseph Campbell points out, in Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth, that…

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