The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell (Series)

The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

The JCF, in conjunction with New World Library, Acorn Media and Roomful of Sky Records, has undertaken to make Mr. Campbell’s unreleased and no-longer-available work–uncollected essays, journals, interviews, lectures, article fragments, etc–available through this thought-provoking series. The works in the on-going series are:

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  • Myths to Live By — The first new edition of Campbell’s popular exploration of myth in the modern age since its original publication is also the first ebook in the Collected Works series. Newly illustrated and annotated. (Now Available for Download from
  • A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living — One of Joseph Campbell’s most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope. (Now Available for Download from
  • The Thousand and One Nights — Experience the overflowing bounty of the world’s greatest collection of folk myths and fairy tales. (Now Available for Download from
  • The Masks of God
    • Primitive Mythology—From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind’s understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day.
    • Oriental Mythology—The pre-eminent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan.
    • Occidental Mythology—Exploring the West’s shift from female-centered to male-centered mythology, Campbell examines the distinguishing characteristics and the shared root concepts of these mythologies.
    • Creative Mythology—Joseph Campbell looks at the Western emphasis on the individual as it developed across Europe during the late Middle Ages, particularly in the tales of King Arthur’s court.


  • The Hero’s Journey: A Biographical Portrait—This film, made shortly before his death in 1987, follows Campbell’s personal quest—a pathless journey of questioning, discovery, and ultimately of delight and joy in a life to which he said, “Yes.”
  • Sukhavati: A Mythic Journey—This hypnotic and mesmerizing film is a deeply personal, almost spiritual portrait of Campbell.
  • Mythos—This series is made up of talks that Campbell himself believed summed up his views on “the one great story of mankind.”


  • The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell, Series I–A newly digitized and remastered release of these classic recordings, covering Campbell’s early years as a public speaker and including some of his most inspiring and beloved talks.
  • The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell, Series IILectures from the middle of Campbell’s career, starting just after the moon landing in 1969 and counting to the late 1970s.
  • The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell, Series III—The JCF is preparing for the orderly release of thirty previously unavailable recordings of Campbell at his finest, exploring myth, religion, history, literature and personal growth as only he could. These lectures will come from the end of Campbell’s career, beginning with the late 1970s up until his death in 1987.
Asian Journals — India and Japan

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body …

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Baksheesh and Brahman

Now available in Asian Journals: India & Japan Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost interpreters of myth in our time. Yet when he traveled to Asia for the first time he was nearly …


Selected letters capturing ongoing conversations between famed mythologist Joseph Campbell and a remarkable group of artists, seekers, filmmakers, novelists, and scholars This brand-new collection of letters features illuminating conversations between Joseph Campbell and a …

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Ecstasy of Being, The

Joseph Campbell’s collected writings on dance and art, edited and introduced by Nancy Allison, CMA, the founder of Jean Erdman Dance, and including Campbell’s unpublished manuscript “Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual …

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Flight of the Wild Gander, The

Explore the origins and impact of myth What is the “meaning” of a tree? of a butterfly? of the birth of a child? or of the universe? What is the “meaning” of the song …

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Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics. While Campbell’s …

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Hero with a Thousand Faces, The

This seminal work has influenced millions of readers since it was originally published in 1949, bringing the insights of modern psychology together with Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In The Hero with a …

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Hero’s Journey, The (book)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: a Biographical Portrait (video) Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell …

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Hero’s Journey, The (video)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (book) “And so Galahad decided that it would be a disgrace to set off on a quest with the other knights. Alone …

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Inner Reaches of Outer Space, The

Developed from a memorable series of lectures delivered in San Francisco, which included a legendary symposium at the Palace of Fine Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, this book–the last Campbell completed in his lifetime–explores …

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Joseph Campbell Companion, A

In an intimate seminar gathered at the Esalen Institute for one month in 1983, Joseph Campbell discussed the ways in which myth informs and pervades each of our lives. This popular book gathers together …

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Mythic Imagination

Before he was the engaging professor who brought mythology into people’s living rooms through his conversations with Bill Moyers, before he became known as the thinker whose ideas influenced Star Wars, and before his …

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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in …

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“Myth comes from the same zone as dream . . . from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” – Joseph Campbell During the …

Myths of Light

This previously unpublished title brings the focus of Campbell’s remarkable knowledge and intellect to one of his favorite topics: the myths and metaphors of the Asian religions. By his own account, Joseph Campbell began …

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Myths to Live By

In Myths to Live By, Joseph, Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning …

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Pathways to Bliss

Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as “other people’s religion.” But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort …

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Romance of the Grail

Throughout his life, Joseph Campbell was deeply engaged in the study of the Grail Quests and Arthurian legends of the European Middle Ages. In this new volume of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, …

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Sake and Satori

Now available in Asian Journals: India & Japan In 1954, famed mythologist Joseph Campbell traveled, at age 50, to Asia for the first time. In this second volume of his Asian journals, he continues …

Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake, A

Countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake — James Joyce’s 1939 masterwork, on which he labored for a third of his life — have given up after a few pages and “dismissed the book as a perverse …

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Sukhavati – A Mythic Journey

Also released as Sukhavati: Place of Bliss “We’re in a free fall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety …

The Masks of God™ 4: Creative Mythology

Explore the power of myth as it exploded from twelfth century Europe into the modern world. Creative Mythology is the fourth and final volume of Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology, The Masks …

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The Masks of God™ Volume 1: Primitive Mythology

Masks of God™  Volume 1: Primitive Mythology In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. …

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The Masks of God™ Volume 2: Oriental Mythology

The Masks of God™ Volume 4: Creative Mythology   “The myth of eternal return, which is still basic to Oriental life, displays an order of fixed forms that appear and disappear through all time.” – …

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The Masks of God™ Volume 3: Occidental Mythology

The Masks of God™ Volume 3: Occidental Mythology “The high function of Occidental myth and ritual . . . is to establish a means of relationship—of God to Man and Man to God”. — …

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The Mythic Dimension

These twelve essays explore the topic for which Campbell was best known: the many connections between myth and history, psychology, and everyday life. Drawing from such varied sources as Thomas Mann, the occult, Jungian …

The Thousand and One Nights

Experience the overflowing bounty of the world’s greatest collection of folk myths and fairy tales “Shehrzad was a priestess of the psyche secure in her science. The wonderful ease with which she gave not …

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Thou Art That

“Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here Campbell explores common religious symbols, reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context …

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