Works by Campbell: Youtube Videos

The Mythic World of the Navajo: Sand Painting Rituals
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For more on Navajo sand painting rituals, see Joseph Campbell's The Inner Reaches of Outer Space (https://jcf.org/works/titles/the-inner-reaches-of-outer-space)
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Joseph Campbell — Jung and the Persona System
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Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concept of the Persona/Personae — the aspects of one’s personality that been shaped from outside, by the society in which one lives. In particular Campbell focusses on the ways that Asian and Western [...]
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The Homeric Legends: The Warriors’ Returns
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the nostoi or homecomings of the Greek heroes from the Trojan War and the events of the Iliad — the most famous of which is Agammemnon's. He explores the tension between the patriarchal principles of the warrior heroes and the matrilineal principles of their homelands. For more on myths of [...]
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Follow your bliss and doors will open
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From Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (https://www.jcf.org/works/titles/joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-with-bill-moyers-video/), episode 4, "Sacrifice and Bliss" — the mythologist and the journalist discuss the idea of bliss (Sanskrit — ananda), and how it can come to serve as a wellspring in one's [...]
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The Homeric Legends: The Journey of Odysseus
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Joseph Campbell explores the outline of Odysseus' long journey back to his home, Ithaca, and to his beloved, Penolope. For more on the Homeric legends, see Joseph Campbell's Masks of God, vol. 4: Occidental Mythology (https://www.jcf.org/works/titles/occidental-mythology/) and Goddesses (https://www.jcf.org/works/titles/goddesses/)
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The Mythic World of the Navajo: The House of Father Sun
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Joseph Campbell retells the Navajo story, Where the Two Came to Their Father, discussing the climax of the story, where the two heroes approach the home of their father the Sun. For a full discussion of this story, see Mythos I: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (jcf.org/works/titles/the-shaping-of-our-mythic-tradition) or [...]
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Joseph Campbell — Cave Bears and the Birth of Mythology
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the earliest history of human religion, looking at bear cults from the time of Neanderthals to the modern day. To learn more about humanity's first mythologies, see Mythos I: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (www.jcf.org/works/titles/the-shaping-of-our-mythic-tradition/) and Primitive [...]
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Kundalini Yoga: Heart Cakra Symbology
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Joseph Campbell discusses the symbolism of the heart cakra, the site of the birth of the spiritual as opposed to the physical life. For more on the symbolism of the kundalini and of the cakras, see Mythos: The Shaping of Our Spiritual Tradition (jcf.org/works/mythos-series) and Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal [...]
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King Arthur’s Knights: Yvain
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Joseph Campbell briefly tells the story of the Arthurian Romance, Yvain — a story of adventure, love, and heroic fulfillment. For more on the Arthurian Romances, grail quests, and the knights of the Round Table, see Joseph Campbell's, Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (jcf.org/works/mythos-series) and The Romance of [...]
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Joseph Campbell — Jung and the Right and Left-hand Paths
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Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at myth in relationship to Jung’s concept of the Persona system — the aspects of one’s personality that been shaped by the society. Campbell then looks at the two ways that myths deal with this: The Right-hand Path, [...]
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