Why do I have to pay for Campbell’s lectures?

When you donate to download a lecture from JCF, you’re facilitating the work we do at the Foundation to keep these audio lectures available – and for Foundation associates to digitize more. Any purchase from the site is a tax deductible contribution to the Foundation whose mission is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell.

The audio lecture project specifically is an ongoing effort to bring you the hundreds of Joseph Campbell lectures which were given as far back as 1950. From the archiving and digitization of reel-to-reel tapes, cleaning up of noise and distortion, curating series, and then uploading and distributing the files to a worldwide audience, the process is a time-consuming but worthwhile one. As a small organization we must support this process financially and subscription-based streaming services are not a viable avenue to earn revenue. When you buy from us, you are supporting the Joseph Campbell Foundation and enabling the continuation of these efforts directly.