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Note Tag Joseph Campbell

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,…

Pete Holmes and his Mythical Home

Sopan Deb writes for The New York Times about Pete Holmes’ apartment. The actor and comedian shows to be a big fan of Joseph Campbell, by putting a picture of the mythologist up on his wall! There are several other works…

Ray Dalio – Sharing His Ultimate Boon

Ray Dalio is the founder, chairman and co-CIO of Bridgewater Associates LP, the world’s largest hedge fund and the fifth most important private company in America. His recently released new book, “Principles: Life and Work”, is already a New York Times best seller.…

A Quick Look

This video by Ministry Of Cinema, a YouTube channel that creates video essays on important figures, highlights Campbell’s teachings and its connections to cinema and storytelling as a whole. It seems as new forms of media and content distribution develop. Joseph…

Chasing Happy

Founder of Happiness International, Kenneth Benjamin encourages you to find your bliss and gather the courage to follow it! Joseph Campbell never claimed to have the key to happiness, but he sure knew a way to pursue it. Campbell’s mantra…

Paper Dragon

This article by Dan Bronzite, professional screenwriter and creator of Movie Outline 3 screenwriting software, may have just the right insight for you to slay that dragon and keep following your bliss! Writing a movie is challenging, and the stare of a blank…

Campbell’s Quotes

A variety of Joseph Campbell quotes – from books college lectures and television – has been gathered by Goodreads. Whether they are used as mantras, life lessons or bumper stickers, we hope you will enjoy this collection of his quotes!

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…

Naturally Blissful

  This Los Angeles Times article by Peter Barsocchini talks about one of the biggest talk show/game show hosts in American media history, Merv Griffin. Griffin was, above all, curious. He wanted to know about peoples lives, he needed to…

A Blissful Journey

The Times of India features the new edition of The Bliss Catchers in this inspiring article by Priya Menon. The Bliss Catchers is a series curated by indian author Avis Viswanathan, inspired by Joseph Campbell’s work. The great mythologist once…

Finding The Hero Within Us

This blog entry at The Good Man Project shares Tom Kelley’s opinion on Heroes and their role in popular culture. Joseph Campbell, in his massive work with Mythology and literature, discovered a pattern followed by most, if not all, myths. Another pattern…

Reading Into Campbell

The New York Times published an incredible interview with Joseph Campbell himself, conducted by D. J. R. Bruckner, editor of the newspaper’s Book Review. Joseph Campbell was a mythologist, a writer, a teacher and so much more. In this interview, Campbell talks about how…

Creating the Star Wars Mythos

In this piece, Indie Film Hustle elaborates more on the influence Campbell played in the creation of the Star Wars mythos. If not for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the world would likely have missed out not only on the original…

A Healthy Body and Balanced Mind

In recent years, there’s been an obvious trend in fitness. Countless people now incorporate things like a morning jog, lifting weights, or eating healthy into their daily lives. Why? Well, the answer is clear to most. They’ll simply tell you that…

Stressing Out

Joe Heim writes for The Washington Post about retired professor Stanley Abbott, who presents an interesting approach to deal with stress and cancel out its negative side effects. Much like the Hero’s Journey, life has ups and down, and roads filled…

Starting Over

In this very insightful article from The Washington Post, Indian immigrant Smita Malhotra talks about how her experience has shaped the way she raises her children and the way she lives her life. Over 42 million immigrants live in the…

Mythology Lessons in the Digital Age

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…

Two Heroes Meet

In this 2 part article by Lucas Seastrom for Starwars.com, we learn how George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga, met his own personal hero, Joseph Campbell. When looking outwards, to a galaxy far far away, these two masters…

Winter is Coming!

In this in-depth analysis of HBO’s phenomenal series Game of Thrones, a fan-based blog, Winter Is Coming, explains how Arya Stark goes through all the stages of The Hero’s Journey. From a fragile but strong-willed little girl to a relentless fighter,…

In The Flow

Natasha Dern writes for The Huffington Post about simply understanding what your passion is and following your bliss can be the best of plans. Some may say that, in life, there are too many paths to be taken. There are too many…

A New Myth

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. writes for The Huffington Post about the Apollo crew, first to touch the Moon’s surface. There is still much to be understood about the Universe. New planets to be found and alternative theories to test. Looking out into…

The Other Side of Myths

The Huffington Post recently published an article by Gary Hart that explores the dangers of myths created to form opinions and win votes. According to Joseph Campbell, Myths are stories of humanity’s search for truth and for meaning. They can be illuminating,…

Burning Hero

This Huffington Post article by Derek Bares explores the mythical side of Burning Man event, following Campbell’s four functions of mythology. By building, relishing in and destroying an entire city, Burning Man allows it’s participants to ponder on the shape of…

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