Three New Joseph Campbell Lectures!   Print | 

Lecture II.3.3 Album Cover


These lectures, recorded in 1971-72, have never before been commercially released. (Given the age and state of original tapes, there may be background noise at points, though Campbell's words are clear). Click on album cover above, or Series II link, to learn more or to download.

Any of three new talks in Series II, Volume 3 of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection are now available for download as our Thank You gift when you donate $5.99 to JCF:

Lecture II.3.3 – The Mythic Image  – Joseph Campbell delves into the compelling psychology of Carl Jung, including how psychological functions manifest, both consciously and unconsciously, in individual experience.

Lecture II.3.4 – The Mythic Goddess –  In this lecture, delivered at Sarah Lawrence, Campbell focuses on the feminine, presenting the many roles the Goddess has played in different mythologies through the millennia.

Lecture II.3.5 – Mythologies of Alienation & Rapture – Campbell examines the concept of duality and its expression in Christianity, as compared to Kundalini yoga, psychology, and psychedelic experiences.  

Bridging the Pacific   Print | 

Robert Walter & Han YanCheers Publishing CEO Han Yan and JCF President Robert Walter at the National Arts Club

On May 17, 2014, at the National Arts Club in New York (where Joseph Campbell accepted the Medal of Honor for Literature in 1985), the Joseph Campbell Foundation and Cheers Publishing of Beijing signed an historic agreement to translate and publish Campbell's seminal work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in China!

Read more HERE>>    


Mythological ToolBox® Playshop at Spillian, July 13-18, 2014    Print | 

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JCF is delighted to announce the Mythological Toolbox® PlayShop is expanding to the East Coast after 30 years at the Esalen Institute in California. This summer's event, titled "Your Hero's Journey Redux," takes place July 13-18 at Spillian, in Fleischmann's, New York. Activities will be facilitated by Robert Walter, Joseph Campbell’s editor for a decade, president of the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and a poet/playwright with several decades of experience as group leader, teacher, publisher, and theatrical producer/director/designer.


For more information, click here>>


Two New Joseph Campbell Downloads   Print | 

Lecture II.3.1 Album Cover

These lectures, one recorded at Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1971 , the other combining two talks at the Esalen Institute in 1971 & 1975, have never before been commercially released. Click on titles to learn more or to download.

Either of the first two talks in Series II, Volume 3 of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection are now available for download as our Thank You gift when you donate $5.99 to JCF:

Lecture II.3.1 – The Symbols of the Christian Faith – In this talk, Joseph Campbell looks at the mythic underpinnings of one of the world's great mythic traditions. He explores the religion's historical and mythological roots, and discusses why it is that churches are struggling to keep their faith truly alive.

Lecture II.3.2 – Tarot and the Christian Myth –  Here Joseph Campbell delves into the mythological symbolism of the traditional tarot deck, showing that, in fact, they represent an initiation into ancient spiritual lessons.


The Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman Scholarship   Print | 

Joseph Campbell and Jean Erdman 

OPUS Archives and Research Center announces THE JOSEPH CAMPBELL & JEAN ERDMAN SCHOLARSHIP: Celebrating the Marriage of Mythology & Dance.

This is a one-time scholarship of $5,000 offered to a new or continuing full-time graduate student in the field of dance or choreography.  The scholarship is to be distributed over the course of the student's program and managed by the receiving institution.

Deadline: August 15, 2014 by 5 p.m. for Fall 2014 start.

VISION SCHOLARSHIPS are also available for newly admitted, full time masters or doctoral students in any discipline (deadline to apply is March 31, 2014). 

Learn more about applying>>


Mythological ToolBox at Esalen, March 23-28, 2014   Print | 

Esalen Cliff Baths 

Every year for decades, Joseph Campbell celebrated his birthday (March 26th) by spending a week at Esalen. JCF has continued the tradition of "Campbell week" with an exploration of the personal myths shaping our lives.

This year's 21st edition of the Mythological ToolBox™ Playshop is entitled "Retooling Your Hero's Journey Redux."

Robert Walter, Joseph Campbell's editor, publisher, and JCF President, will lead the activities, joined by Tai Ji dancer and author, Chungliang Al Huang.

If you dare to revision yourself, you are invited to join our improvisational rebirth rituals, March 23 -28, 2014, at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur CA.. Reserve your spot today!

For more information on this year's Mythological ToolBox™ Playshop, visit this page>>



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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Sacramento, CA: Mythology Cafe: Stan Padilla on The Prophecy of Now
RoundTable: September 20, 2014 in Sacramento, CA
MRT of Mesa, AZ: Myth in Early Civilizations Continuation
RoundTable: September 22, 2014 in Mesa, AZ
MRT of Sarasota, FL:
The Power of Myth, Episode 3. Part 1

RoundTable: September 24, 2014 in Sarasota, FL
MRT of Berlin 2, Germany
Joseph Campbell: Göttinnen

RoundTable: September 24, 2014 in Berlin 2, Germany
MRT of Joshua Tree, CA
RoundTable: September 30, 2014 in Joshua Tree, CA

See the entire calendar of events >>




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