Joseph Campbell Foundation Popular Culture

Wynton Marsalis on Joseph Campbell

World-famous jazz musician, 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, as he tells Departures magazine. Read the...

Understanding Myth

In yet another celebration of Joseph Campbell’s centennial, this article celebrates Campbell’s life and work. Speaking of one of the films his work has influenced, The Passion of Christ is brought up, as the...

Joseph Campbell Centennial

On the 100th anniversary of Joseph Campbell’s birth, Tom Jacobs celebrates Campbell’s work with mythology, specifically his talent on translating old myths into people’s current reality. His work as a teacher in Sarah Laurence...

Psychology 101

Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalysis and his work influenced various other fields of study. His disciple, Carl Jung, also developed concepts that would later be used by other intellectuals. Jung is credited...

A Forceful Influence

Joseph Campbell and his work have inspired many around the world, making him a hero, a guru and a… master Jedi? That’s how it must have felt for George Lucas, when he met his...

A Class of Campbell

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

Grace In The Desert

Joseph Campbell’s work on The Hero’s Journey has been used as reference for essays, books, movies, conversations and a countless number of artistic expressions. It has also been the inspirational source of other similar...

Dancing With The Dragon

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

Transitioning Into Yourself

Sally Fields talks about her career, the transitions that she has had to make and the struggle behind them. From acting on TV shows to directing Beautiful, a theatrical release, Sally used Joseph Campbell’s...

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Naturally Blissful

  One of the biggest talk show/game show hosts in American media history, Merv Griffin was a man who was, above all, curious. He wanted to know about peoples lives, he needed to know...