Joseph Campbell Foundation Myth Resources

The Archetypal Imagination

We live in a world devoid of transcendent meaning, and in that abyss we desperately seek a purpose for & the foundations of Life. Many embrace a rigid fundamentalist dogma, whether religious or ideological;...

Mythweb

A site is devoted to the heroes, gods and monsters of Greek mythology. Includes the Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology, a very elegant, simple format for looking up all the basic names, places, topics and...

The Gnostic Society

The Gnostic Society

Established in America in 1928, The Gnostic Society is dedicated to advancing the study, understanding, and individual experience of Gnosis. Lectures are given at The Gnostic Society of Los Angeles, California. These programs are...

Cannery Row

Steinbeck was close friends with Campbell, and offered a mythological yin to Campbell’s factual yang. Cannery Row in particular studies human relationships reminiscent of the hero with a thousand faces, as well as some...

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride

It’s not just a kids movie. It has so many elements that Campbell points to in the archetypal hero’s journey. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.

The 13th Warrior

The 13th Warrior, a film starring Antonio Bandares, has gotten many poor reviews. However, I feel that it is an excellent film for anyone to watch after reading Joseph Campbell’s, The Hero With A...