Tagged: Mythic Imagination

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MythBlast | Mythic Imagination: The In-Between

Soul seeks a life that is not purely driven by ego centered desires, societal demands, or cultural norms, but a life that is connected to Psyche or Spirit. Spirit lives in the In-Between, it...

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MythBlast | Separation, Initiation, and Return

  According to Joseph Campbell, how many stages are there in the Hero’s Journey or monomyth — and why does it matter? What is the Hero’s Journey, really? I talk to writers and others...

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MythBlast | Strictly Platonic: The Clash Between Education and Sports

In 2015, Time Magazine ran a piece exploring why student athletes struggled to maintain their grades and the numerous factors surrounding the problem. The article was in response to a report from The Chronicle...

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MythBlast | Myth as Fictional Fabrication

Published by New World Library for the Joseph Campbell Foundation in 2012, Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction witnesses many of Campbell’s favorite themes encasing myth spread out through seven stories ranging from 1931 to...

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MythBlast | Thus Were the Meditations of the Serviceable Mind

W.H. Auden once remarked that a real book reads us, an observation that seems right enough to me, and certainly seems right to apply to the work of Joseph Campbell. After all, Campbell spent...

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MythBlast | Where Do Stories Come From?

For every profession, there’s a question people ask that isn’t the real question. When I was an actor, the question audience members asked was, “How do you learn all those lines?” when what they...