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Acclaimed Jeweler Points to Campbell as Inspiration

Acclaimed Jeweler and creator of Bee Goddess, Ece Sirin points to Joseph Campbell, and specifically his book, Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine as inspiration for her celebrated work. She told Vanity Fair, “He gave more than 20 lectures and…

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…

The Modern Myth of Rock & Roll

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…

Hero In A Box

When Joseph Campbell first envisioned the Hero’s Journey, it was as the result of wide and deep research on myths from all over the globe. Every steps and archetypes were packed with meaning and thought. The Mono-myth became a guide,…

Quiz: Are You A Myth Wiz?

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…

Myth Through Time

 PBS’s most famous TV Series, The Power of Myth, was released in 1988, featuring Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, in an instigating conversation about life and myths. Now, on PBS’s website, Bill Moyers “Faith & Reason” article brings in memories…

Stallone: “A Myth for Each Generation”

According to Sylvester Stallone, each generation must discover itself through storytelling. Campbell was a large influence not only in this idea, but also in his reasoning for joining Guardians of the Galaxy 2. “Early on in my career I became…

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…

Return to the Forest

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,…

The Roots of Halloween

In this lecture from Campbell, the Celtic roots of Halloween are explained to a congregation that is gathered for the “eve of holy days”. Campbell elaborates: “Hallowe’en, the eve of the holy days (that’s what the word means), is a…

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…

Between Utopia and Dystopia

Dominic Basulto writes for The Washington Post about the myth of the dystopian future, dating back to the Greek plays and still today filling up seats in theaters worldwide. As science advances more and more, technology becomes an essential part of people’s everyday…

Rocking Through Time

Chuch Klosterman writes for the New York Times Magazine about Rock and Roll, it’s origins and current influences. The genre created in the Unites States in the late 40s, and it is still today an influential and groundbreaking form of music.…

Blissful Provocation

“Follow your bliss” means different things to different people. For Amos Paul Kennedy, it meant leaving behind his job at AT&T in order to make mugs and posters that pack an artistic punch. Kennedy addresses race, and expresses a strong sense…

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