Joseph Campbell in Culture

Remembering Joseph Campbell

Joseph Berger writes for the New York Times about Joseph Campbell and his life. “He freed the boundaries of my mind. He could travel across centuries, he could travel across continents. He made us think...

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Eminem Fuels the Hero’s Journey

Neil Strauss writes for the New York Times about the roots of Eminem’s lyrics. In this fantastic article, Strauss not only finds references to Campbell’s work, but discovers Eminem might just be the modern Hero.    

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The Hero’s Journey in Fairy Tales

Maria Tatar writes for the New York Time about The Hero’s Journey and how it is one of the essential pieces to a memorable Fairy Tale. The article includes an incredibly in depth analysis of Fairy...

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The Hero Inside All of Us

Jen Waters writes for The Washington Times about classics of American Cinema and how Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey influenced each and every one of them. Waters explores the effect that films can have in people, manipulating...

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...