New Joseph Campbell Audio Lectures!   Print | 

 Freud, Jung, and Kundalini Yoga
Each lecture is available for download from JCF as our thank you with a gift of $5.99 or more. Click on the title of each lecture for more information, or to donate and download.
East meets West when Joseph Campbell explores the parallels between Kundalini Yoga and depth psychology in this series of five previously unreleased lectures from Series II of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection.

Lecture II.4.1 – Freud, Jung, & Kundalini Pt.1 

Lecture II.4.2 – Freud, Jung, & Kundalini Pt. 2  

Lecture II.4.3 – Freud, Jung, & Kundalini Pt. 3

Lecture II.4.4 – Archetypes & Mythology

Lecture II.4.5 – Four Aims of Indian Life

Previous lectures in Series II can be found here>>
   

Brainpickings: How to Find Your Bliss   Print | 

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“You have to learn to recognize your own depth.”–– Joseph Campbell
In this thoughtful piece for Brainpickings, author Maria Popova re-examines The Power of Myth and finds Joseph Campbell's words still relevant today: "Campbell saw as the greatest human transgression 'the sin of inadvertence, of not being alert, not quite awake.' This, perhaps, is why the most rewarding part of the conversation deals with the dictum that has come to encapsulate Campbell’s philosophy on life: 'Follow your bliss.' Decades before the screaming tyranny of work/life balance reached its modern crescendo, Campbell put a sympathetic ear to the soul’s cry and identified with enormous elegance and precision the root of our existential dissatisfaction ..."
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Early Hunters of the Open Plains   Print | 

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“A recognition of the mystery of death, and therewith, of life, marks the spiritual separation of man from the beasts.” —Joseph Campbell

JCF is pleased to announce the release of Early Hunters of the Open Plains , the next installment of the Historical Atlas of World Mythology (Digital Edition) . Here Joseph Campbell explores the very earliest signs of human myth-making. Starting with ancient burials and the astonishing ceremonial caves of the great Paleolithic hunting plains, and following up through the stories and rituals of modern hunter-gatherers in the !Kung of southern Africa, he explores the close relationship of the hunter to the hunted, and the way in which humans have attempted to live in spiritual balance while living literally on the deaths of their neighbor creatures.

Download Early Hunters of the Open Plains as our thank you when you donate $2.99 to JCF

For more information about the digital Historical Atlas, the table of contents, publishing schedule, myth-motif index, and other information, visit http://jcf.org/atlas


Changing of the Guard   Print | 

 Ty's Farewell The Mythological RoundTable® Group of Northeast Georgia recently celebrated the retirement of Ty and Jeanna Collins, who together in 1994 founded JCF's oldest group! Members of the the local group were joined by Mythic Imagination Institute Founder Michael Karlin, JCF's first RoundTable Coordinator, Rebecca Armstrong, Cherokee clansman James "Bo" Taylor, and Joseph Campbell Foundation President Robert Walter, among others, to mark this occasion.

Thank you, Ty and Jeanna, for your years of service sharing Joseph Campbell's mythological vision.

Find information on JCF's Mythological RoundTable® Program here>>
 




Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest   Print | 

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Joseph Campbell's multivolume Historical Atlas of World Mythology marked the culmination of his career as scholar, writer, teacher, and one of the foremost interpreters of our sacred traditions. JCF has always planned to make all the existing work available (and release additional volumes if possible) in a series of E-Singles as each section of this massive work is completed.

JCF is pleased to announce Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest, the next installment of the Historical Atlas of World Mythology—Digital Edition. Here Joseph Campbell explores the mythologies and cultures of the hunting/gathering tribes of the equatorial rainforests. Focusing on the particular myths and rituals of tribes from Central Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the Pacifica, Campbell looks at similarities and differences between these tribes' myths, and what that tells us about these cultures and the jungle environment in which they live.

Download The Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest as our thank you when you donate $2.99 to JCF

For more information about the digital Historical Atlas, the table of contents, publishing schedule, myth-motif index, and other information, visit http://jcf.org/atlas


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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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Albuquerque, NM
RoundTable: September 5, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM
MRT of Irvine, CA
RoundTable: September 9, 2015 in Irvine, CA
MRT of Brasilia, Brazil
com Stanley Krippner

RoundTable: September 10, 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil
MRT of San Clemente, CA
RoundTable: September 11, 2015 in San Clemente, CA
MRT of Doorwerth, Netherlands - Dr. G.W. Ormel
RoundTable: September 12, 2015 in Doorwerth, Netherlands

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What myth does for you is to point beyond the phenomenal field toward the transcendent. A mythic figure is like the compass that you used to draw circles and arcs in school, with one leg in the field of time and the other in the eternal. The image of a god may look like a human or animal form, but its reference is transcendent of that.

Joseph Campbell
Pathways to Bliss