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Note Tag The Hero's Journey

Campbell At The Library

The Wilmington Public Library has a featured article on the Wicked Local Wilmington to promote its various programs and events! One of them is a talk with Rick Salemi about the search for a new job, and how Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s…

Satya Nadella And Microsoft’s Journey

Microsoft and The Hero’s Journey have historically crossed paths at a number of intersections, such as seen in the Minecraft® Hero’s JourneyTM interactive game software. Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, talks about his new book in this intriguing…

Tiger Woods, the Myth

Max Adler writes for Golf Digest about Tiger Wood’s journey, from his rise to fame to his divorce, multiple scandals and a possible full-circle return. Following Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey structure, Adler analyses and breaks down Tiger’s life, the…

Lara Croft – New and Improved

Robert Ito writes for The New York Times about the new “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” movie. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, co-writer, speaks on the choices made to transform  Croft into a more current and feminist character. By following the structure on Campbell’s The…

Julian Forrest and his Hallucinatory Paradise

Stephan Boissonnault writes for Vue Weekly about magical realism painter Julian Forrest. The artist speaks on his creative process, which includes studying historical public collections, other various visual artists and, of course, Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey. To know more about Forrest,…

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…

Blake Berglund: Archetypes in Country Music

Blake Berglund, country singer/songwriter, released “Realms”, a Joseph Campbell influenced album, in 2017 but articles about him haven’t stopped popping up! Berglund believes in his audience’s intelligence, and isn’t willing to leave his Campbell influences to please the mainstream media.…

Are You Monomythic?

Craig Batty, senior lecturer in screenwriting at RMIT University, writes about Joseph Campbell’s work (The Hero of a Thousand Faces and The Hero’s Journey) and how it influences the storytelling in some of people’s favorite films. A great resource for…

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…

Campbell and the Quest to Rediscover the Soul of Microsoft!

Those familiar with the Minecraft® Hero’s JourneyTM interactive game software have witnessed the influence of Joseph Campbell in Microsoft’s work. Is Campbell a helper in the rediscovery of soul–for the company? As Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO, talks about his new…

Living With The Sun

In this East Hampton Star article, Mary Ellen Hannibal talks about the Hero Journey as conquering our enemies and finding our elixirs. She points out that Planet Earth might not be big enough for 7 billion Journeys, each slowly taking and…

Blissful Corner

In this inspiring article, Brain Pickings explores the use of Joseph Campbell’s wisdom in everyday life. Maybe it’s a special room where creativity flourishes, maybe it’s a state of mind. Whatever it is, finding you Bliss should always be in…

Grace In The Desert

In this book review for Grace in the Desert, by Dennis Patrick Slattery, Maureen Murdock analyzes the journey within the narrative and deeply compliments the writer’s sensitivity. Joseph Campbell’s work on The Hero’s Journey has been used as reference for…

Transitioning Into Yourself

In this article for Oprah Magazine, Sally Fields talks about her career, the transitions that she has had to make and the struggle behind them. From acting on TV shows to directing Beautiful, a theatrical release, Sally used Joseph Campbell’s…

The Heroine’s Journey

Ken Miyamoto writes for MovieMaker on the Heroine’s Journey and it’s new popularity. World renowned writer and mythologist, Joseph Campbell developed The Hero’s Journey. It consists of a series of steps that take the Hero of any given story from The…

Supergirl’s Journey

Online blog PASTE offers a review on CBS’s Supergirl Season 2 finale, which shocked fans everywhere. But a closer look at the show’s structure would not shock a Joseph Campbell student, since season finales mean the completion of some crucial step in our hero’s…

Bran Stark, Hero or Seer?

In the fan-blog Winter Is Coming, Richard E Preston talks about the publicly acclaimed HBO series Game Of Thrones. According to him, many characters take on more than one role in The Hero’s Journey, described by mythologist Joseph Campbell. In…

Samwell Tarly, a Hero of Knowledge

Richard E Preston writes for the fan-based blog Winter Is Coming, offering a detailed analysis of Samwell Tarly, character from the HBO show Game Of Thrones.   Sam might not be the most common type of hero, but following the steps…

Wonder Woman: The Hero We All Needed

Chris McCoy writes for the Memphis Flyer about Patty Jenkins, director of the 2017 Wonder Woman, who comes to change the image of a strong and powerful man as the stereotypical hero that has been engrained in people’s brains. Joseph Campbell published The Hero…

Following the Myth

Tim Suttle writes an article on Patheos dedicated to all who anxiously await the arrival of the new Star Wars movie. Doubts and fears about where director J.J. Abrams will take the saga can be a major concern. But Abrams’ respect and admiration for…

The Price is Right is The Hero’s Journey

Joe Rhodes writes for The New York Times about Drew Carey and The Price is Right. In an interview with Carey himself, Rhodes admits that each contestant that comes onto the show is experiencing their own Hero’s Journey. 

Pixar’s Ed Catmull on books that shaped him

On his blog, Tim Ferris writes “Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors? Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes… it’s books.” One of the questions Ferris…

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