Mythological ToolBox at Esalen, March 22-27, 2015   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 22nd 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 special guests.

If you dare to revision yourself, you are invited to join our improvisational rebirth rituals, March 22 -27, 2015, 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>>


Trick or Treat   Print | 

Trick or Treat

In keeping with the spirit of the season, JCF is offering the digital essay Trick or Treat: Hallowe'en, Masks, and Living Your Myth as our thank you with a donation of $1.99 or more.

In this previously unreleased E-Single, Joseph Campbell examines the roots of Halloween, explores the power of masks and symbols, and looks at just what it means to play a role and live in a myth. Trick or Treat highlights Campbell at his most whimsical, and most serious, discussing a favorite topic: the myths we live by.

Donate and Download Trick or Treat

Be sure to select whether your download should be in .mobi format (for Kindle readers) or ePub (Nook, iBooks, and most other readers).  


Finding the Gold Within   Print | 

Alchemy Youth

In Finding the Gold Within, documentarian Karina Epperlein follows six young men as they enter their first year of college. Each has personal circumstances to overcome as he works to escape the straitjacket of contemporary stereotypes, and each has participated from sixth grade on in Alchemy, a myth-centered mentoring program that fosters reflection, critical thinking, and living an authentic life. As they face a whole new level of challenges armed only with their dreams and their stories, the film asks, "Will each be able to find the gold within?"

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Oriental Mythology   Print | 

Oriental Mythology

JCF is pleased to announce the electronic publication of Oriental Mythology, available for digital download when you donate $9.99 to the Foundation.

In this second volume of the Masks of God, the pre-emininent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan. This new digital edition includes over forty new illustrations.

The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell's masterworks. The other three volumes of this series are in the process of being revised, edited, and formatted for digital release.

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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 Yan

Cheers 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!

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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Dublin at Mythic Links, Ireland-TOLKIEN & Irish Myth
RoundTable: November 27, 2014 in Dublin at Mythic Links, Ireland
MRT of London, United Kingdom: Mythic Salon for new members
RoundTable: December 3, 2014 in London, United Kingdom
MRT of Mesa, AZ: One Year Anniversary Dinner
RoundTable: December 5, 2014 in Mesa, AZ
MRT of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
RoundTable: December 6, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MRT of Huron, OH: The Hero's Journey and Self as Mythic Hero
RoundTable: December 10, 2014 in Huron, OH

See the entire calendar of events >>




The Promised Land is not a place to be conquered by armies and solidified by displacing other people. The Promised Land is a corner in the heart.

Joseph Campbell
Thou Art That