Works by Campbell: Youtube Videos

Stairways to the Mayan Gods: A Calendar of Peace
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Skilled in mathematics and astronomy Mayan priests developed one the most complex and accurate calendars ever created. Directed by Enid and Irving Hartley Narration written by Joseph Campbell
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The Mythic World of the Navajo: Myth and Sand Paintings
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell begins his exploration of the mythic world of the Navajo people by looking at the sand paintings used in Navajo healing ceremonies. For more on Navajo myth and ritual, see Maud Oakes, Where the Two Came to Their Father: A Navaho War Ceremony Given By Jeff King, with commentary by Joseph Campbell [...]
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Psyche & Symbol – Apollonian vs Dionysian Dichotomy
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Joseph Campbell discusses the two gods of reason and impulse — Apollo and Dionysos. For more on Apollo, Dionysos and the mind, see Joseph Campbell's Mythos: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (https://www.jcf.org/works/mythos-series/)
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The Homeric Legends: Crossing the Threshold
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Mythologist Joseph Campbell discusses one of the first adventures in Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and his crew's descent across the threshold of adventure — the encounter with the man-eating Cyclops Polyphemus. For more of Joseph Campbell on The Odyssey, see Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine (jcf.org/works/goddesses) [...]
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Joseph Campbell – Jung, the Self, and Myth
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Joseph Campbell begins exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concepts of the Self and of the Ego, and begins discussing how myth communicates between the two. The lecture from which this clip was taken has been released as the first program in Mythos I — The Shaping of [...]
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Tales of Tristan & Isolde
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The greatest of medieval romances, Tristan and Iseult. For more on Arthurian romances, see Mythos III: https://www.jcf.org/works/mythos-series/ Also, check out The Masks of God, vol. IV: Creative Mythology: https://www.jcf.org/works/download/creative-mythology/
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Joseph Campbell — The Laws of God and Man
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Joseph Campbell takes a quick look at the underpinnings of modern society — our religions, with their emphasis on immutable, unchanging law; and our culture, with its emphasis on a more democratically determined set of laws and institutions. The lecture from which this clip was taken has been released as the first program in [...]
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Kundalini Yoga: Flying Elephants That Support The World
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For more on kundalini yoga, the chakras, and Asian cosmology, see The Masks of God, vol I.: Oriental Mythology (https://www.jcf.org/works/download/oriental-mythology/) or Mythos: Shaping of the Eastern Tradition (https://www.jcf.org/works/mythos-series/)
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Psyche & Symbol: The Origin of Elementary Ideas
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Joseph Campbell recounts German Anthropologist, Adolf Bastian, determining and defining the "Elementary ideas" For more on Adolf Bastian and "Elementary Ideas," see: Mythos I: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition (https://www.jcf.org/works/mythos-series/) Masks of God: Primitive Mythology [...]
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