Tagged: myth

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The Modern Myth of Rock & Roll

Wayne Wise writes for the Pittsburg Post-Gazette about Steven Hyden’s new book, Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock. Hyden uses Joseph Campbell’s the Hero’s Journey structure to tell the...

Hero In A Box

When Joseph Campbell first envisioned the Hero’s Journey, it was as the result of wide and deep research on myths from all over the globe. Every steps and archetypes were packed with meaning and...

Quiz: Are You A Myth Wiz?

Think you’re a pro when it comes to myths and movies? You might have to think again! The Living Legends Quiz was created by PBS,  broadcaster of the six one-hour documentary series on Joseph...

Myth Through Time

 PBS’s most famous TV Series, The Power of Myth, was released in 1988, featuring Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, in an instigating conversation about life and myths. Now, on PBS’s website, Bill Moyers “Faith...

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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...

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...

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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...