Category: MythBlast

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MythBlast | Bliss is not Found in Faithfulness to Forms, But in Liberation From Them

I’ve been thinking a lot about this month’s theme at JCF, the theme of independence, reflecting on Joseph Campbell’s often bold, independent nature, and what it means to become an independent human being. As...

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MythBlast | The Audacity of Independence

Happy Independence Day! For Americans, this day falls on July 4th every year, celebrating a terrifying and exhilarating moment when thirteen colonies ratified their declaration to come together as a new nation. I think...

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MythBlast | A Joycean Affair in June. Or July.

Editor’s Note: We promised Joyce in June. Well, it’s July. And we had one more piece to share! But what is time, really? Enjoy. And stay tuned for our month of independence, ecstasy, and bliss…all...

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MythBlast | Almosting It: The Paradox of James Joyce

As you know, this month JCF is celebrating James Joyce, who was an important influence on the work of Joseph Campbell, and continues to be an important influence for many of my colleagues and friends...

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MythBlast | Mythic Mavericks

For years I have been intrigued with what I perceive as a particularly Celtic sensibility, an ability to dance on the knife’s edge between insight and nonsense, tragedy and comedy, sacred and profane. Not...

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MythBlast | Worlds Above, Worlds Beneath – There is No One in the World Like Me

Today, May 29, 2018, the date of the first full moon in May, is the day of celebration for the birth of the Buddha called Vesak. Mythology has it that on the night the...

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MythBlast | Foreword to Myths of Light

Editor’s note: This week we are sharing editor David Kudler’s forward to Campbell’s collection of essays Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, in honor of its new release as an eBook and...

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MythBlast | The Paradox of the Outsideness of Myth

I have been rediscovering Campbell’s collection of essays on Asian mythology, Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, as the Joseph Campbell Foundation and publishing partners have preparing to release it as an audio book and eBook.These...

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MythBlast | Myths of Light

The Joseph Campbell Foundation will soon be releasing an ebook publication of Campbell’s Myths of Light, an utterly charming little book in which the attentive reader will be able to discern Campbell’s joy and...

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MythBlast | Mythopoetry in April

This month, in honor of the re-releases of Mythic Dimension and Primitive Mythology in eBook and audiobook forms, the Joseph Campbell Foundation is celebrating how we use mythology in our lives.As a form of knowing that is deeply...

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MythBlast | The Communitas of Story

As the Joseph Campbell Foundation explores ideas about how people use myth this month, I am reminded of one of the deep purposes of story: building community. As humans have done for thousands of...

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MythBlast | The Use of Myth: The Power of the Fleeting Apparition

This week I want to continue the exploration of what, in her MythBlast last week, Dr. Melander called “the use of myth.” The uses of myth are as various as they are abundant, and...

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MythBlast | The Uses of Myth: Disengage Your Arrows

In the month of April, the Joseph Campbell Foundation is celebrating the impending release of several new editions of two Campbell classics, The Mythic Dimension and Primitive Mythology, both coming soon as eBooks and...

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MythBlast | Myth, Campbell & Film

  Mythology and the Hero’s Journey became pervasive throughout film culture and history as generation after generation turned to Joseph Campbell and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. With his guidance, countless filmmakers have come...

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MythBlast | The Rush, and the Pull, of Spring

Today, March 20th, is the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere! Here in Flagstaff spring will arrive at exactly 9:15 AM, in accordance with a common tradition in the Northern Hemisphere of...

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MythBlast | Practical Campbell Essay: Spirit Wind

Editor’s Note:  This month, we are celebrating the breath of spring in the air in the Northern Hemisphere. In this Practical Campbell essay, Stephen Gerringer follows a single mythic image, letting it take him...

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Mythblast | The Secularization of the Sacred and Mythic Identification

Last week JCF, through its new arrangement with Amazon, made available a new digital edition of Joseph Campbell’s The Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension. As I have remarked recently in this...

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MythBlast | The No in Inspired Learning

A few days ago, I came across this sentence from Joseph Campbell in his essay “Symbol Without Meaning” in The Flight of the Wild Gander. “The highest concern of all the mythologies, ceremonials, ethical systems,...

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MythBlast | Temenos and the Power of Myth

Editor’s note: As we celebrate inspired teaching and learning this month, we are excited to share the ideas and work of one of JCF’s Board members, Kwame Scruggs, PhD, exploring his extraordinary work with...

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MythBlast | The Flight of the Wild Gander: The Teacher as Midwife

The Joseph Campbell Foundation and New World Library are, later this month, releasing The Flight of the Wild Gander, one of Campbell’s most important, and popular, collection of essays. In these essays, Campbell is at...

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MythBlast | A Community of Inspired Teachers

What makes an inspired teacher? As we step into February, the Joseph Campbell Foundation is celebrating teaching that breaks open our ideas, challenges our assumptions, and invites us to see the world full of...

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MythBlast | Campbell and Esalen: An Enduring Quest for Meaning

After the stock market crash in the late 1920’s and struggling to find a job, Joseph Campbell decided to seek adventure in travel. He found himself on the coast of Northern California. Bob Walter, Joseph Campbell Foundation...