Works by Campbell: Youtube Videos

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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Joseph Campbell — Jung, Pedagogy, and Projection of the Shadow
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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 Projection as it pertains to the Shadow —the way in which we take internal, unconscious, negative images that we’ve surpressed and overlay them onto real-world people and things. The lecture from [...]
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Joseph Campbell — Jung and the Shadow 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 Shadow — the aspects of one’s personality that one has submerged — and looks at how it serves as a wellspring for dream and myth. The lecture from which this clip was taken has been released [...]
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The Mythic World of the Navajo:The Vision of Black Elk
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Joseph Campbell shares Oglala Sioux medicine man Black Elk's mythic vision of the interconnected world. For more on Black Elk and the mythic world of his vision, that of the Navajo origin myths, and of modern society, see The Inner Reaches of Outer Space (www.jcf.org/works/the-inner-reaches-of-outer-space)
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The Homeric Legends: A Championship of Brutality and Humanity
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Through the story of Achilles, mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the masculine mythology of The Iliad as opposed to the more balanced mythology of The Odyssey. For more on the myths of the Homeric epics, see Masks of God: Occidental Mythology (jcf.org/works/downloads/occidental-mythology) and Goddesses: Mysteries of the [...]
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Parzival: A Tale with Many Tellings
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the earliest tales of the quest for the Holy Grail. For more concerning the Grail and the Knights of the Round Table, see Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (jcf.org/works/mythos-series) or Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth [...]
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Parzival – The Sword Bridge
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Joseph Campbell looks at one of the most characteristic quest tests: the Sword Bridge. For more on this motif and the spiritual lesson behind it, see Joseph Campbell's Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (jcf.org/works/mythos-series) or Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth [...]
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Joseph Campbell — Jung, Projection, and Love
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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 Projection —the way in which we take internal, unconscious images and overlay them onto real-world creatures. The lecture from which this clip was taken has been released as the first program in [...]
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