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FINDING JOE Made Available on YouTube

The official full length version of FINDING JOE: A story about Joseph Campbell and The Hero’s Journey has been made available via YouTube by the filmmaker, Patrick Solomon. The documentary features Deepak Chopra, Robin Sharma, Rashida Jones, Sir Ken Robinson…

Eminem Through The Hero’s Journey

Paul Taylor writes a series of articles for the website LemonWire, analyzing the life of rapper Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers, through the lens of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey. According to these articles, Eminem’s fame and popularity comes from 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…

The Journey of the Entrepreneur

Aytekin Tank writes for Tech In Asia about start-ups, and how their stories also follow the Hero’s Journey. Tank evokes Joseph Campbell’s teaching and lays out a condensed version of the Hero’s Journey to explain the initial challenges and further hurtles…

Jean Campbell Shares Some Wisdom

Fred Topel writes for the website Slash Film about the 1988 film Willow and how Joseph Campbell’s wife inspired one of the film’s iconic lines! Director Ron Howard tells that screenwriter Bob Dolman and him were taken by George Lucas to…

Richard Stromer – A Lecture on Campbell

Gloria Merrill writes for El Cerrito Patch about Richard Stromer, student of mythology with a doctorate in Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Dr. Stromer is a longtime enthusiast of Joseph Campbell and his work, and gave a free seminar on “Joseph Campbell…

Heroines Today, a Mythical Discussion

Princess Weekes writes for The Mary Sue about the 2018 Feminist Mash Up, an event about the feminine in comics and super-hero movies. Weekes promotes the night of movie-watching and theory-discussing with enthusiasm, comparing it to the previous year event’s great…

The Journey to Self-Discovery

S. E. Williams writes about Dr. Queen Shamala Sykes and her new book, Blackbutterfly Soul Song. Williams praises Queen Shamala’s book, which delves deep into her journey through searching the meaning of life. The book culminates in a powerful awakening, drawing from…

Luke, a Modern Odysseus

Steve Persall writes for the Center for Story and Symbol about the Star Wars saga and Luke Skywalker, a mythical character that resonates with us all. Not long before the premiere of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Persall talks about the…

A Mythical Saga

Colin Marshall writes for Open Culture about the Star Wars saga, its’ critics and the importance of the mythic journey. The article explain that though some may say that the films fall into cliches or implausibilities, George Lucas and Joseph…

Forget Fear, Find Bliss

The etherial website Faena Aleph published an article about Joseph Campbell and how to Follow Your Bliss. According to the text, Campbell would always advice his students to cling onto whatever made them happy, and to pay attention to the…

Rituals and Influences

Josh Jones writes for Open Culture about Joseph Campbell and adult initiation rituals. Jones explains just how influential Campbell was in the creation of important pop culture elements, such as the world-wide phenomenon, the Star Wars saga. These stories became…

Reading Like A Pro

Charles Chu writes for The Polymath Project at Medium Corporations about Joseph Campbell and his reading routine. Chu goes over Campbell daily schedule in great detail, explains how the mythologist was able to read and learn so much during the five…

Profile: George Lucas

PBS SoCal published a profile on George Lucas, writer and director of the Star Wars Saga. Amongst his many influences is the mythologist Joseph Campbell. His work, including the books The Hero of a Thousand Faces and The Hero’s Journey, inspired…

Campbell and Other Fun Facts About Star Wars

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…

The Traits of a Hero

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.…

Joseph Campbell and Buddha

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…

Joseph Campbell Inspires Playwright

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,…

The Lego Movie’s Journey

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…

Michael Jackson’s Heroic Journey

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…

Joseph Campbell & Into The Woods

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…

Campbell and Relationships

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…

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