Joseph Campbell in Culture

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We Have Our Own Personal Missions

Rachel Ritlop writes for Forbes about the best ways to help cope with life’s demands. According to Ritlop, the secret is to develop a personal mission statement. By focusing in on a single directive,...

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Infusing Life With Story

Michiko Kakutani writes for The New York Times about Glenn Greenwald’s book, No Place to Hide. The writer explores Edward Snowden’s personal life, offering the reader a glimpse into his ideas and inspirations. As you might...

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Hell is a Large Stiff Ego

Roger Downey writes for Seattle Weekly about Tom Robbins, an American novelist famous for books such as Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Tibetan Peach Pie. Robbins’ work has a notable poetic style with strong philosophical...

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Viola Davis is a Campbell Fan

Viola Davis, in an interview with the Star Tribune, discusses her struggles, and how Campbell played a role in her life. She makes a point of Campbell’s thoughts on ritual, and the significance it plays...

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Barack Obama Quotes Joseph Campbell

David Karp, the CEO of Tumblr, interviews Barack Obama, and Joseph Campbell are brought up. In this interview, he gives a direct reference to Joseph Campbell’s “follow your bliss”. The comment is brief, but...

After The Blue

Atlas Obscura offers us an unusual article by Eric Grundhauser on the world famous blue-faced performers, The Blue Man Group, which has been around since 1991. Throughout the years, these three characters have been...

Mythical Politics

Watch this CNN interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, The Atlantic’s Molly Ball and The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, brought in to discuss Hillary Clinton’s political journey throughout her campaign. Comparing Clinton’s trajectory to...

Hero’s Resurrection

Gideon Linchfield writes for The Atlantic about near-death-experience survivors, who have much to tell about their journey to the other world. The many reports of what happened to them have been studied by scientist world-wide, but...

Myth or Money

John Waters share some insight on this The Irish Times article about how the large population of Ireland has grown to reject mythology, while misunderstanding it’s true purpose and meaning. So while the economy and politics...

Forward and Onwards

This blog post written by Keith Barber for Yes! Weekly explores a man’s journey from a tragic break-up to finding his bliss, while always leaning on Campbell’s work for inspiration and motivation. Learn more about...