Joseph Campbell in Culture

Earth is in the Heavens

The National Catholic Review offers gives a religious spin to Campbell’s interest in the pivotal moment when humanity first entered space. Campbell argued that it was at this moment we entered an age of...

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Life is an Endless Learning Experience

Colin Covert writes for the Star Tribune about Michael Bay’s Benghazi film, 13 hours. A quote from Campbell’s The Power of Myth found its way into the film. The majority of the movie consists of combat and...

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The Path is Never Clear

Kevin Ritchie writes about Mark Burnett, and the producer of shows like The Apprentice, and Survivor, used a Campbell quote to help bring him through a pitch with Donald Trump. He explains in an...

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Mythology and the Psyche

Mark Morford writes for the SF Gate about Joseph Campbell’s work and how mythology is not intended to be taken as fact, but to represent an inward experience. In other words, all of the...

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The Heroine’s Journey

Mike Sandrock writes for the Daily Camera about Sara Avant Stover, a writer who applies Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, to the life of the modern female in her new book The Book of SHE: Your Heroine’s Journey into the Heart...

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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...