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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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). 

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New Joseph Campbell Book on Goddesses!   Print | 

Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

"And is it likely, do you think, after all her years and millennia of changing forms and conditions, that she is now unable to let her daughters know who they are?"
—Joseph Campbell

In this provocative volume (edited by Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives and Research Center), Joseph Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

Purchase a copy for yourself, and as holiday gifts for family members and friends who appreciate the Goddess.

Order Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, today

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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Dublin at Mythic Links, Ireland-Voices that shaped a Nation
RoundTable: October 8, 2015 in Dublin at Mythic Links, Ireland
MRT of Sacramento, CA - Coyote in Native American Mythology
RoundTable: October 10, 2015 in Sacramento, CA
MRT of Doorwerth, Netherlands - Ir. Bert de Boer
RoundTable: October 17, 2015 in Doorwerth, Netherlands
The First Storytellers
MRT of Dublin, Ireland

RoundTable: October 21, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland
MRT of Mesa, AZ: Dia de los Muertos Festival
RoundTable: October 24, 2015 in Mesa, AZ

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Some such elementary course in comparative mythology as I have here suggested—conducted, however, by a team of scholar-specialists lecturing in their special fields and separately directing individual student projects— could be put together readily in any one of the major universities. It would serve not only to open to students a view of the whole range of possibilities before them, when they enter as wide-eyed youngsters the enchanted wood of the world’s learning, but also to lead them along, through paths of their own choosing, to explorations of its deep groves.

Joseph Campbell
The Mythic Dimension