Tag: Joseph Campbell Foundation

Joseph Campbell Foundation

The Joseph Campbell Foundation website has been redesigned. The new site is really nice. They’ve done a great job tying together the many sections into a single design. It’s an excellent site to discuss Campbell’s books and ideas. It has an active, intelligent discussion group that has also given rise to several “Round Table” groups ...

Featured Conversation: A Woman’s Hero Journey

In our Conversations of a Higher Order, threaded discussion forums, over 25,700 messages have been posted! This week we feature A Woman’s Hero Journey: Is it different?, where JessicaP says: I would love to hear other people’s thoughts on whether you think the hero’s journey is different for women than it is for men. I’ve ...

Why Speak With Symbols?

In our Conversations of a Higher Order, threaded discussion forums, over 25,500 messages have been posted‚—a thousand more since our last featured thread in July! In this featured conversation, Nandu begins:We speak of the symbolism and metaphor of myth. It is part and parcel of any art form, too. Why? What is the universal attraction ...

Practical Campbell: Smoke or Mirrors?

“The occult” – an emotionally charged term evoking sinister associations, everything from fraudulent and greedy fortune tellers to satanic rituals, images reinforced on movie screens and in pulpits across the country … but is this the reality, or merely projections of the public imagination? Is the practice of occult arts–particularly popular forms of divination, including ...

Featured Conversation: The Nature of Fear

Is the root of all fear the fear of death? Are fears a teaching tool where the ultimate aim is to confront and move beyond fear? Is fear an essential driving component of creativity? Is fear a human quality that makes the living of life even more of a precious experience? This conversation is in ...

Practical Campbell: The Myth of Zimmer and Campbell

Few people in the United States have heard of Heinrich Zimmer — and fewer still would know who he was had Heinrich Zimmer and Joseph Campbell never met. It’s just as likely that Campbell’s life would have followed a far different trajectory, absent this relationship. Zimmer exerted a profound and undeniable influence on the direction ...

Featured Conversation: Campbell and Jung

In our on-line, Conversations of a Higher Order, threaded discussion forums, over 23,600 messages have been posted. In this featured conversation, Ritske from Edinburgh, UK, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh, presents the following for discussion: “I am interested–puzzled in fact–by Campbell’s assertion that myth is an expression of the ...

A Mystery Solved and the “Trickster” Deconstructed

This week, we reveal the answer to a question that many of you may have asked yourselves over the months that we have been posting the Practical Campbell column: Who the heck is Bodhi_Bliss? …Which leads us to the subject of Stephen’s latest contribution to the Practical Campbell column, “Benevolent Scoundrels.” Original post by Joseph ...

The Tuatha da Menehuna?

In the latest addition to our Practical Campbell series , Bhodi_Bliss, our key contributor to this on-line periodical, explores the blurred lines between history and myth, parallelism, converging geographies and diffusion. Original post by Joseph Campbell Foundation

Jung, Freud and All That Jazz

In our conversation featured in this week’s update, JCF Associate, Robert G., asks “Where did Jung’s patients go?”…What follows is a truly illuminating discussion regarding the influence of the issues of that time on the continued relevance of both Jung’s and Freud’s work. The thread that follows explores these issues at much deeper levles and ...