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A yamabushi performing a Shintō fire ritual, Kyōto,Japan, 1955. (Photograph by Joseph Campbell. Copyright © by Joseph Campbell Foundation, 2002. All rights reserved.) 0

MythBlast | Myths of Light — transcendence and reflection

It is the first day of spring as I sit down to write. The sun has entered Aries, the first sign in the Zodiac, marking the dawning of a new astrological year. The sun...

Tibetan mandala (seventeenth–eighteenth century a.d. Public domain; used with permission of Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts) 0

MythBlast | The Human Symphony: Notes From Asia

In this, the month of October, we at Joseph Campbell Foundation are celebrating the theme of masks; a theme apropos, I think, for October and Halloween. After all, it is the time of the...


MythBlast | Valentine’s Day

The origins of Valentine’s Day are a bit murky, but they seem to reach back far into the early Roman celebrations of Romulus and Remus and the fertility festival of Lupercalia celebrated at the...