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Note Tag mythology

Dance Magazine Remembers Jean Erdman

Nancy Allison, editor of the The Ecstasy of Being: Mythology and Dance, part of The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, paid tribute to Jean Erdman, Campbell’s wife and partner in Dance Magazine, following Erdman’s death on May 4, 2020. In…

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…

Star Wars and The Hero With a Thousand Faces

“It’s no secret that Star Wars director George Lucas was profoundly influenced by comparative mythologist and literature professor Joseph Campbell and his seminal work The Hero With A Thousand Faces (1949). In case you don’t know what that book contains, here’s a very brief summary of…

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…

A Class of Campbell

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…

Mythology and the Psyche

Mark Morford writes for the SF Gate about Joseph Campbell’s work and how mythology is not intended to be taken as fact, but to represent an inward experience. In other words, all of the world’s various mythologies throughout history have…

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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