Joseph Campbell Foundation Popular Culture

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Extraordinarily Regular

From newspapers reports to fairy-tales, mankind looks for Heroes in all types of stories. This search appears to be increasing as people’s trust in the government and in each other decreases. In times of war, hunger...

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Gleason: A Journey Through ALS

Clay Tweel, editor and director, shares with the world the incredible story of Steve Gleason, former professional footballer diagnosed with ASL. The documentary “Gleason” follows Campbell’s Hero’s Journey structure, giving the audience a thrilling and...

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Stressing Out

Stress is part of most people’s daily life. It can come from work, family or personal issues; affecting productivity, mood and physical health. Retired professor Stanley Abbott presents an interesting approach to deal with stress...

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Starting Over

Over 42 million immigrants live in the US today. They are people from all walks of life, but who share one significant trait: they started over, new, challenging. And that experience can and has...

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Campbell Brings New Hope

The well-known and highly profitable Star Wars franchise wasn’t always seen as a the revolutionary, pot-of-gold saga it is today. When A New Hope was still being made, studio heads, producers and movie critics...

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Following the Myth

For all who anxiously await the arrival of the new Star Wars movie, doubts and fears about where director J.J. Abrams will take the saga can be a major concern. But Abrams’ respect and admiration for...

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Science Fiction and the Mono-Myth

In today’s film world, Science Fiction is considered exciting, inventive and highly profitable. But that wasn’t always the case. Director Alejandro Jodorowsky, for example, struggled through years to create his outer space journey, due...

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All The Trials Ahead

In this informal and fun interview, “Eat, Pray, Love” ‘s author Elizabeth Gilbert, talks about the Road Of Trials that everyone must face while searching for their true purpose. Using Joseph Campbell’s work and teachings as...

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Rocking Through Time

Rock and Roll was created in the Unites States in the late 40s, and it is still today an influential and groundbreaking form of music. But as time goes by, society and it’s artistic...