Joseph Campbell in Culture

Behavioral Psychology In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

In this article from The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada extends his thoughts on Cass R. Sustain new book, “The World According to Star Wars”. Former White House Office administrator of the Information and Regulatory Affairs, Cass R. Sustain,...

Extraordinarily Regular

The Washington Post graces us with another uplifting article, this time by Colby Itkowitz, on the unique and exclusive qualities that make the regular, extraordinary. From newspapers reports to fairy-tales, mankind looks for Heroes in all...

Gleason: A Journey Through ALS

Clay Tweel, editor and director, writes for The Washington Post about the incredible story of Steve Gleason, former professional footballer diagnosed with ASL. The documentary “Gleason” follows Campbell’s Hero’s Journey structure, giving the audience a thrilling...

Stressing Out

Joe Heim writes for The Washington Post about retired professor Stanley Abbott, who presents an interesting approach to deal with stress and cancel out its negative side effects. Much like the Hero’s Journey, life has...

Starting Over

In this very insightful article from The Washington Post, Indian immigrant Smita Malhotra talks about how her experience has shaped the way she raises her children and the way she lives her life. Over...

Bill Moyers on Politics and Journalism

Bill Moyers on Politics and Journalism

On Truth Out, producer of the “The Power Of Myth” series, Bill Moyers writes about American politics, language corrosion and the need for young people to know their past and history, as well as...

Following the Myth

Tim Suttle writes an article on Patheos dedicated to all who anxiously await the arrival of the new Star Wars movie. Doubts and fears about where director J.J. Abrams will take the saga can be a...

Science Fiction and the Mono-Myth

Salon‘s highly analytical article by John Higgs explores the changes that the Star Wars saga and the Mono-myth story structure had in Hollywood and in Storytelling. In today’s film world, Science Fiction is considered...

All The Trials Ahead

In this informal and fun interview for The Huffington Post, “Eat, Pray, Love” ‘s author Elizabeth Gilbert, talks about the Road Of Trials that everyone must face while searching for their true purpose. Using Joseph Campbell’s...

Rocking Through Time

Chuch Klosterman writes for the New York Times Magazine about Rock and Roll, it’s origins and current influences. The genre created in the Unites States in the late 40s, and it is still today an...