Joseph Campbell Foundation Popular Culture

Self-Help to Follow Your Bliss

In this The New Yorker article, Nancy Franklin takes a closer look into Suze Orman’s reasoning behind writing her best-seller self-help books, how they helped in her relationship with money and God. Self-help books...

Myths and Symbols

This Escala Magazine article by Elena C. Murray goes deep into talking about different superstitions and popular sayings that tell a lot about each individual culture! Relevant in all literature, but especially in mythology, symbols are present everywhere...

Wynton Marsalis on Joseph Campbell

Departures Magazine highlights world-famous jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, who doesn’t only have a good taste in music, but also enjoys good books. One of his favorites is Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth! Read the...

Understanding Myth

This article, by Michael Sandrock for The Daily Camera, celebrates Joseph Campbell’s centennial, his life and work. Speaking of some of the films his work has influenced, The Passion of Christ is brought up, as the...

Joseph Campbell Centennial

In this article for Santa Barbara News Press, Tom Jacobs celebrates Campbell’s work with mythology on the 100th anniversary of his birth. He specifically talks about his talent on translating old myths into people’s current...

Psychology 101

This helpful info-graphic from Newsweek Magazine shows how Joseph Campbell’s work influences the field of Psychology. Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis and his work influenced various other fields of study. His disciple,...

A Forceful Influence

In this article for San Francisco Magazine, Andrew Nelson talks about how Joseph Campbell and his work have inspired many around the world, making him a hero, a guru and a… master Jedi? That’s how...

A Class of Campbell

This Sunday Voices article argues, with great admiration for Joseph Campbell and his work, that humans are hungry for myth. The success of films that follow Campbell’s Hero’s Journey shows that learning about myths and...

Grace In The Desert

In this book review for Grace in the Desert, by Dennis Patrick Slattery, Maureen Murdock analyzes the journey within the narrative and deeply compliments the writer’s sensitivity. Joseph Campbell’s work on The Hero’s Journey...

Dancing With The Dragon

The Esalen Institute celebrates Joseph Campbell and their beautiful partnership in this heartfelt and gracefully thankful article by philosopher and performer Chungliang Al Huang. He shares the excitement and nervousness of his first encounter with...