Tagged: Myths of Light

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...

Joseph Campbell, c. 1953 (Photo by B.S. Wise) 0

MythBlast | Joseph Campbell: Virtuoso of the Sublime

There is a saying attributed to Hermes Trismegistus: “As above, so below; as within, so without” (The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, p. 47). This means that whatever happens on any level of reality...

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...

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MythBlast | Worlds Above, Worlds Beneath – There is No One in the World Like Me

Today, May 29, 2018, the date of the first full moon in May, is the day of celebration for the birth of the Buddha called Vesak. Mythology has it that on the night the...

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MythBlast | Foreword to Myths of Light

Editor’s note: This week we are sharing editor David Kudler’s forward to Campbell’s collection of essays Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal, in honor of its new release as an eBook and...

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MythBlast | Myths of Light

The Joseph Campbell Foundation will soon be releasing an ebook publication of Campbell’s Myths of Light, an utterly charming little book in which the attentive reader will be able to discern Campbell’s joy and...