Joseph Campbell in Culture

The Most Common Rite of Passage: A Piercing

David Jacobson writes for the Honolulu Adviser about a well established artist who believes piercings are major Rites of Passage in many journeys. There are some things in life we take for granted. Getting a...

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The Price is Right is The Hero’s Journey

Joe Rhodes writes for The New York Times about Drew Carey and The Price is Right. In an interview with Carey himself, Rhodes admits that each contestant that comes onto the show is experiencing...

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Pixar’s Ed Catmull on books that shaped him

On his blog, Tim Ferris writes “Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors? Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes… it’s...

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1000 Faces in the movie Big Fish

Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero With A Thousand Faces,” appears in this film. It is shown first on a sleeping Edward Bloom (before being picked up and placed on the nightstand by Josephine) and...

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Wonder Woman’s Sword in Batman v Superman

Nerdy Fact #1522: Wonder Woman’s sword in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is inscribed a quote from Joseph Campbell’s collection Goddesses: Mystery of the Feminine Divine: “Life is killing all the time and...