Joseph Campbell Foundation Popular Culture

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Archetypes of Power

In the diverse, multicultural melting pot that is the United States of America, there is no overall binding myth. Joseph Campbell points out, in Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth, there is no common ethos in the...

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Finding The Hero Within Us

Joseph Campbell, in his massive work with Mythology and literature, discovered a pattern followed by most, if not all, myths. Another pattern was found within the Hero themselves, a list of characteristics that the...

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Supergirl’s Journey

As the Season 2 finale for CBS’s Supergirl shocks fans everywhere, a closer look at the show’s structure would not shock a Joseph Campbell student. Following the steps to the Hero’s Journey, the TV show takes...

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Reading Into Campbell

 Joseph Campbell was a mythologist, a writer and a teacher. And so much more. In this interview with a New York Times reporter, Campbell talks about how he began to write, his work, his life,...

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Bran Stark, Hero or Seer?

In the publicly acclaimed HBO series Game Of Thrones, many characters take on more than one role in The Hero’s Journey, described by mythologist Joseph Campbell. In such a complex narrative, the interwoven storylines...

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Ser Davos, the Sage

While studying the structure of Myth and the steps a Hero must take when on a Journey, Joseph Campbell also described the many archetypal characters that populate the mythical narratives. Those figures now live...

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Samwell Tarly, a Hero of Knowledge

In this detailed analysis of Samwell Tarly, character from the HBO show Game Of Thrones, the steps shown in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey are put to test. Sam might not be the most...

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Wanderlust: Adventure Calling

A letter in the mail. A friendly invitation. Maybe an official summoning from Hermes himself. There are many ways in which a Hero can be called to adventure, and according to Joseph Campbell’s The...

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Wonder Woman: The Hero We All Needed

Joseph Campbell published The Hero With A Thousand Faces in 1949, and since then, various writers and filmmakers have used his work as a formula to create stories. There are various steps to the journey, a villain,...

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Stallone: “A Myth for Each Generation”

According to Sylvester Stallone, each generation must discover itself through storytelling. Campbell was a large influence not only in this idea, but also in his reasoning for joining Guardians of the Galaxy 2. “Early...