Tagged: Primitive Mythology

Death on a Pale Horse (by William Blake, pen and watercolor on paper, England, c. 1800) 0

MythBlast | The Undiscovered Country

The exploration of death in this MythBlast is not a departure from our theme of Harvest for the month of September; instead, it’s an inescapable deepening of the Harvest motif. Harvest time means reaping,...

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MythBlast | The Province of the Primitive

This month at JCF we are entertaining the theme of harvest. I’m not imagining a solely agrarian notion through which to explore that theme, but rather am  also referring to the harvesting of the...

The Sorcerer of Trois Frères. 0

MythBlast | Paleolithic Cave Art, Time, and Eternity

Joseph Campbell wrote about the great painted and engraved Paleolithic “temple caves,” as he called them, of southern France and northern Spain. Lascaux in the Dordogne and Les Trois Frères in the Pyrenees are...

Diana and Actaeon (marble metope, Hellenic, Sicily, c. 460 B.C.) 0

MythBlast | The Power of Story to Enrapt and Entrap Us

What is it that brought you to Joseph Campbell?  I remember distinctly what it was for me: In the early 1990s, I stumbled upon The Power of Myth docu-series on television. I don’t know...

The Masks of God: Primitive Mythology (Collected Works digital edition) 0

MythBlast | What’s Old Is New Again: Primitive Mythology

When I was asked to lead the team of academics responsible for fact-checking and updating the archaeological discoveries, anthropological theories and migration patterns presented in the Primitive Mythology, the first volume in Joseph Cambpell’s...

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MythBlast | The Use of Myth: The Power of the Fleeting Apparition

This week I want to continue the exploration of what, in her MythBlast last week, Dr. Melander called “the use of myth.” The uses of myth are as various as they are abundant, and...

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MythBlast | The Uses of Myth: Disengage Your Arrows

In the month of April, the Joseph Campbell Foundation is celebrating the impending release of several new editions of two Campbell classics, The Mythic Dimension and Primitive Mythology, both coming soon as eBooks and...

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NewsBlast | Read Occidental Mythology as an eBook

We’re excited to be able to bring you the ebook edition of Occidental Mythology, the third installment in Joseph Campbell’s Masks of God series (both the third title in the series, and the third we’ve released), which...