Joseph Campbell Foundation Myth Resources

The Drawing Lesson

Mary Martin subtly reflects Campbellian themes in this character-driven work of fiction. Artist Alexander Wainwright, whose command of light and image has earned the coveted Turner Prize, is in danger of losing sight of the light...

Ruby Slippers, LLC – The Heroine’s Journey

Using the framework of “the Hero’s Journey,” as identified throughout world mythologies by Joseph Campbell, Susanna Liller is “the Heroine’s Coach,” working with women one-on-one, in groups, teleseminars and webinars, to guide them through “the Heroine’s...

The Folklore Society

The Folklore Society

The Folklore Society (FLS) was founded in 1878 and was one of the first organisations in the world devoted to the study of traditional culture. The term ‘folklore’ describes the overarching concept that holds together...

Life of Pi

What starts out as a reminisence of a boy’s heroic journey, shipwrecked and adrift, blossoms into an extremely powerful evocation of the power of metaphor & myth. Can’t say more without saying too much!...

The Rebirth of the Hero

In a work of wide-ranging scope and insight, Le Grice analyzes myths, religious texts, and scenes from a number of popular films–Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and more–to...

A Man Called Horse

Depicts individual undergoing a sacrificial ritual to enact a myth, that is the overcoming of the ego for the service of the tribe. Directed by Elliot Silverstein. Starring Richard Harris.

Dances With Wolves

Swept the 1990 academy awards with 7 oscars.  A stunning American Epic set in the Dakota Territory during the Civil War.  Union officer Lt. John Dunbar’s befriending of a tribe of Lakota Sioux while...

The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

This novel is simply the very best account of ancient Greek mythology, surveying sources, comparisons of various literary and krater accounts and depictions of important stories, and the underlying social functions of the evolving...