Joseph Campbell in Culture

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...

Towards The Light

The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink‘s star Molly Ringwald writes for The New York Times about her abilities not only to play characters, but also to write them. Speaking of her new book, When...

Father of Comedy

In this NY Times SundayReview article, we learn how comedian Mike Nichols struggles to overcome the fear of disappointing the father while excelling in his career. While analyzing the multiple archetypal figures that surround...

Two Heroes Meet

In this 2 part article by Lucas Seastrom for Starwars.com, we learn how George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga, met his own personal hero, Joseph Campbell. When looking outwards, to a galaxy...

Winter is Coming!

In this in-depth analysis of HBO’s phenomenal series Game of Thrones, a fan-based blog, Winter Is Coming, explains how Arya Stark goes through all the stages of The Hero’s Journey. From a fragile but strong-willed...

In The Flow

Natasha Dern writes for The Huffington Post about simply understanding what your passion is and following your bliss can be the best of plans. Some may say that, in life, there are too many paths to...