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Note Tag The Power of Myth

Campbell Inspires Book on Earth Mythology

Author Ray Grigg explores the our problematic relationship with nature suggesting a realistic and more skillful life on earth in his new book, The Zen of an Earth Mythology. The book was inspired by a comment by Joseph Campbell, who…

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 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.…

Artist Lance Whitner Follows Her Bliss!

Audrey Dwyer writes for the Steamboat Pilot & Today about artist Lance Whitner’s latest art project. Whitner’s piece is called The Artistry of Life: Painting & Yoga and it takes inspiration from Joseph Campbell’s book, The Power of Myth. She was intrigued by the uniqueness…

From Empty Success to Bliss

Richard Randall writes for the Central Penn Business Journal about how he left his fears behind and followed his Bliss. Randall explains that though he had achieved what some would consider professional success, he was not happy. By getting in…

Campbell on Netflix!

Matt Patches writes for Polygon about the Jun 2018 additions to the Netflix roster of content. The great big news? The PBS documentary The Power of Myth is on that list! This summary of recommendations also includes tent-pool Marvel extravaganzas, sweet…

Trump’s Journey

As a producer of PBS’s The Power of Myth, Joan Konner experienced Joseph Campbell’s teachings from up close and many years later, his influence is still clear on her writing. In this inciting article, Konner, now Dean Emerita at Columbia College,  talks about…

Moyers and Campbell

Recordings and TRANSCRIPTS of The Power of Myth, conducted by Bill Moyers and featuring Joseph Campbell, all recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch for PBS. Read the article published by Moyers & Company, which contains all of the interview’s transcript,…

Wynton Marsalis on Joseph Campbell

Departures Magazine highlights world-famous jazz musician Wynton Marsalis,who doesn’t only have a good taste in music, but also enjoys good books. One of his favorites is Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth! Read the publication by clicking here.  

Bill Moyers on Politics and Journalism

On Truth Out, producer of the “The Power Of Myth” series, Bill Moyers writes about American politics, language corrosion and the need for young people to know their past and history, as well as the world’s. When talking about journalism…

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…

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