Joseph Campbell Foundation Popular Culture

A Quick Look

To study art is also to study the artist. To study The Hero’s Journey is to study Joseph Campbell, the man who created that and many other concepts so fundamental to storytelling. And to...

Are You A Myth Wiz?

Think you’re a pro when it comes to myths and movies? You might have to think again after this quiz! The Living Legends Quiz created by PBS tests your knowledge in famous mythical stories...

Campbell in PDFs

It can be rather difficult to begin the journey into the immeasurable source of knowledge that was Joseph Campbell. It’s intimidating, scary, rather, to face the piles of books and articles. But there is...

Chasing Happy

Joseph Campbell never claimed to have the key to happiness, but he sure knew a way to pursue it. Campbell’s mantra was to “Follow Your Bliss”, and if you did so, “doors will open...

The Hero’s Journey in Five Minutes

Joseph Campbell’s acclaimed books, Hero of a Thousand Faces and The Hero’s Journey, amongst others, are world-famous and extremely relevant reads to writers and non-writers alike. However, anyone can use a refresher every now...

Paper Dragon

  Writing a movie is challenging, and the stare of a blank page can be as scary as fire-spitting dragons. But thankfully, this arduous task can be made easier by following certain guidelines, like...

The Writer’s Journey

In this practical compilation of articles, Joseph Campbell’s pattern of narrative, The Hero’s Journey, is laid out and explained, through the lens of Christopher Vogler’s book, The Writer’s Journey. Vogler adaptation of Campbell’s work...

Moyers and Campbell

  Yet another mention of the insightful PBS series The Power of Myth, conducted by Bill Moyers and featuring Joseph Campbell! In this short clip, Campbell expands on his message about following one’s bliss and...

Myth Through Time

PBS’s most famous TV Series, The Power of Myth, was release in 1988, featuring Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, in an instigating conversation about life and myths. But much time has past since then....

The Dragon Inside Us

The Hero’s Journey described by Joseph Campbell applies to the stories we write, but also to the lives we live. A Hero must slay their dragon, and a Person, in order to become their...