Joseph Campbell in Culture

Wonder Woman: The Hero We All Needed

Chris McCoy writes for the Memphis Flyer about Patty Jenkins, director of the 2017 Wonder Woman, who comes to change the image of a strong and powerful man as the stereotypical hero that has been engrained in...

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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...

Lucas Pays Tribute to Campbell

With the recent establishment of Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair of Cinema Ethics at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, George Lucas has yet again praised Joseph Campbell for the inspiration he gave to the...

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USC Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair

In current events, the Joseph Campbell Endowed Chair at the USC School of Cinematic Arts has been given to Ted Braun, an associate professor in the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen and...

Creating the Star Wars Mythos

In this piece, Indie Film Hustle elaborates more on the influence Campbell played in the creation of the Star Wars mythos. If not for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, the world would likely have missed...

The Hero’s Journey of Career

CNN recently published an article on how we often find ourselves feeling stagnate in our careers, ready for something new to happen. Whether it’s the increased desire for a promotion, or the calling to...

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Return to the Forest

Alan Watts was a notable philosopher known for helping to introduce eastern philosophy to a western audience. More so, he was a renowned comparative mythologist who found commonalities at the roots of various religions...

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The Roots of Halloween

In this lecture from Campbell, the Celtic roots of Halloween are explained to a congregation that is gathered for the “eve of holy days”. Campbell elaborates: “Hallowe’en, the eve of the holy days (that’s...

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A Healthy Body and Balanced Mind

In recent years, there’s been an obvious trend in fitness. Countless people now incorporate things like a morning jog, lifting weights, or eating healthy into their daily lives. Why? Well, the answer is clear to...

Between Utopia and Dystopia

Dominic Basulto writes for The Washington Post about the myth of the dystopian future, dating back to the Greek plays and still today filling up seats in theaters worldwide. As science advances more and more, technology becomes...