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New Campbell Lectures on "Your Myth Today"   Print | 

 Album cover for II.5.4
Each lecture is available for download
from JCF as our thank you with a gift of $5.99 or more.

Three previously unreleased Campbell lectures complete "Your Myth Today," the fifth volume in Series II of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection.

Lecture II.5.4 – Cosmology and the Mythic Image

Lecture II.5.5 – The Mythic Approach to Life, Literature, and Art

Lecture II.5.6 – The Way of Beauty

Previous lectures in Series II can be found here>>

Click on the title of each lecture for more information,
or to donate and download.
   

Mythological ToolBox┬« Playshop at Spillian, July 10-15, 2016    Print | 

Spillian ToolBox 2016

JCF is delighted to announce the third Mythological Toolbox® PlayShop at Spillian in the Catskills the East Coast – the sole location for this workshop on the East Coast after 30 years at the world-famous Esalen Institute in California. This summer's event, titled "Your Hero's Journey Redux," takes place July 11-15, 2016, 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>>


New Joseph Campbell Lectures    Print | 

 Album cover for II.5.1
Each lecture is available for download
from JCF as our thank you with a gift of $5.99 or more.

Joseph Campbell explores “Your Myth Today” in three previously unreleased lectures from the fifth volume in Series II of the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection.

Lecture II.5.1 – Mythologies New, Old, and Today

Lecture II.5.2 – Myth & Violence in America

Lecture II.5.3 – Androgyne as Mystical Symbol

Previous lectures in Series II can be found here>>

Click on the title of each lecture for more information,
or to donate and download.
   

Paperback Edition of Mythic Worlds, Modern Words   Print | 

Mythic Worlds Cover
Now available in a trade paperback edition, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words is a masters meet-up between the twentieth century’s quintessential mythologist and its most exemplary literary modernist. Forty years of Campbell's lectures, articles and unpublished writings on the novels of James Joyce, drawn together by Joycean scholar Edmund L. Epstein, serve as a lens to examine both the nature of myth in art, and the myriad-minded work of the man whom many have called the greatest literary artist of the modern era.
   
An appendix includes both question and answer sessions from Campbell's lectures, and a series of articles penned by Campbell and Henry Morton Robinson (co-author with Campbell of A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake), unveiling the Wake-like themes that suffused Thorton Wilder's Broadway hit, The Skin of Our Teeth.

To learn more or to order your copy of Mythic Worlds, Modern Words, click to visit New World Library

Mythological ToolBox at Esalen, March 27-April 1, 2015   Print | 

Esalen Cliff Baths 

Every year for decades, Joseph Campbell celebrated his birthday 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 23nd 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 27-April 1, 2016, at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur CA. For more information on this year's Mythological ToolBox™ Playshop or to register, visit this page>>


Jean Erdman: A Creative Legacy   Print | 

 Joseph Campbell and Jean Erdman on their honeymoon On Friday, February 19th at 7:00 pm, the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) will present, with the cooperation of the UHM Department of Theater & Dance, a 100th Birthday retrospective and celebration of the award-winning career of Honolulu native and longtime resident, dancer-choreographer-director Jean Erdman. A modern dance pioneer, Jean Erdman began her award-winning 60+-year career in 1938, immediately after her marriage to famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, when she joined Martha Graham’s dance company.

For more about Jean Erdman's fabled career, click here

 
   
Erdman, who will be one-hundred on February 20th, will attend this one-night-only event orchestrated by JCF president Robert Walter, who worked closely with Erdman and Campbell in the 1980s. The celebration, unfolding in UHM’s Earle Ernst Lab Theater, will feature never-before-seen vintage film footage, videos, and photographs that illuminate Erdman’s extraordinary career; reflections on working with Erdman from Hawaiian and mainland dancers and musicians; a screening of Hamadryad, Nancy Allison’s and Paul Allman’s award-winning cinematic revisioning of a famous Erdman dance; and many other surprises.

Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Earle Ernst Lab Theatre at the Kennedy Theatre
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1770 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 9682



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Upcoming JCF & Mythological RoundTable® Group Events

MRT of Sacramento, CA: Night of Pan with Gail Strickland
RoundTable: July 9, 2016 in Sacramento, CA
MRT of Doorwerth, Netherlands - Dr. G.W. Ormel
RoundTable: July 16, 2016 in Doorwerth, Netherlands

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All societies are evil, sorrowful, inequitable; and so they will always be. So if you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it. And that no one can do who has not himself learned how to live in it in the joyful sorrow and sorrowful joy of the knowledge of life as it is.

Joseph Campbell
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