by John Bucher
A passage from the Homeric Hymns tells us of a goddess that stretches out her bow and fires her creation into the world. “The peaks of mountains tremble. The forest in its darkness screams...
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News & Updates
On September 12, Nichiren Buddhists recall the Tatsunokuchi Persecution of 1271 when a “brilliant orb as bright as the moon” shot across the sky in the direction of Enosha in Japan terrifying the would-be executioners of Nichiren Daishonin. He lived. His disciples chant Nam-myoho-renge-kyo to this day.
Zoroastrians express gratitude for both the creation of the earth and the summer crop on Ghambar Paitishem, September 12 through 16.
This year, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), a day of fasting and repentance, falls on September 16 marking the end of Judaism’s “High Holy Days.”
Campbell in Culture
I.1.3.3 - Royal Burials - an excerpt from this lecture.
The Homeric Legends: The Three Goddesses
Our gift to you this month is short ebook titled Foreword to Marija Gimbutas’s The Language of the Goddess (Esingle). Access this download for free until the end of the month.
One of the last things that Joseph Campbell wrote, this foreword reflects Campbell’s most developed thoughts on the subject of the Great Goddess.
Got ideas? Share them with a community of like-minded mythmakers at our discussion forum – the Conversations of a Higher Order.
Joseph Campbell Book Club
Walking in the Sacred Manner
By Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier
“Walking in the Sacred Manner celebrates Plains Indian people, their spiritual traditions, and history from the moment of creation to the present day. Through extensive interviews with traditional holy women and their relatives, Mark St. Pierre and Tilda Long Soldier weave a tapestry of memory and story full of beauty and compassion, bound to the old ways of knowing…”
Leon Aliski, PhD
Editorial Advisory Group
Joseph Campbell Foundation
Originally Artemis herself was a deer, and she is the goddess who kills deer; the two are dual aspects of the same being. Life is killing life all the time, and so the goddess kills herself in the sacrifice of her own animal. Each life is its own death, and he who kills you is somehow a messenger of the destiny that was yours from the start.