Works by Campbell: Youtube Videos

Stairways to the Mayan Gods: Elite Theologians and the Rhythm of Cylindric Time
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Joseph Campbell wrote the narration for this fascinating exploration of Mayan culture. For more on the civilization of the Maya — and in particular their concept of time — see Primitive Mythology (Masks of God vol. 1)
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Kundalini Yoga — Third Eye Chakra Symbolism
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Joseph Campbell explores the symbolism of the "third eye" chakra — the eye of transcendent consciousness. For more on the third eye and the kundalini yoga, see Myths of Light and Mythos The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition.
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Kundalini Yoga: Throat Chakra Symbology
Joseph Campbell discusses the fifth (throat) cakra in the kundalini yoga system. For more on kundalini and the cakes, see The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Mythology as Metaphor and as Religion or Mythos II: The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition.
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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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