Reading List. 30 Days of JCF – JCF: Home. Romance of the Grail – JCF: Works. By Joseph Campbell 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, editor Evans Lansing Smith collects Campbell’s writings and lectures on Arthurian legends, including his never-before-published master’s thesis on Arthurian myth, “A Study of the Dolorous Stroke.” Campbell’s writing captures the incredible stories of such figures as Merlin, Gawain, and Guinevere as well as the larger patterns and meanings revealed in these myths. Merlin’s death and Arthur receiving Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, for example, are not just vibrant stories but also central to the mythologist’s thinking. The Singularity is Near-Sighted: Joseph Campbell's Vision for the Internet Age. Beams and Struts employs commenting guidelines that we expect all readers to bear in mind when commenting at the site.
Please take a moment to read them before posting - Comment Link Tuesday, 13 December 2011 16:36 posted by Jeremy Johnson Hi Andrew, As a fellow student of Campbell and mythology at large, I thoroughly enjoyed this. You're an excellent writer. I was extra-excited to leap to the comment section before even reading this thoroughly, because I've been studying this very subject all semester at grad school. I've read a couple of semi-geeky books and articles about cyborgs, AI, the global brain and Kelly's "technium. " It's a strange world of pseudo-mythological themes that creep up in the scientific and technological imagination. 48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Story.
Photo by "Folkstory" features Joseph Campbell (left) with Jonathan Young, via Wikimedia Commons.
You may not be interested in politics, they say, but politics is interested in you. The same, if you believe famed mythologist Joseph Campbell, goes for myth: far from explaining only the origin of the world as believed by extinct societies, it can explain the power of stories we enjoy today — up to and including Star Wars. The man behind PBS' well-known series The Power of Myth left behind many words in many formats telling us precisely why, and now you can hear a fair few of them -- 48 hours worth -- for free on this Spotify playlist. (If you don't have Spotify's software already, you can download it free here.) "From the Star Wars trilogy to the Grateful Dead," says the Joseph Campbell Foundation, "Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world.
" Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Related Content: Joseph Campbell. Joseph Campbell Reading List (47 books) Bill Moyers - A nice moment with Bill and mythologist... Samhain: Sympathetic Magic – JCF: Home. If you peel back the frivolous mask of a holiday that inspires $8.4 billion in candy; decorations; and costumes sales for little kids, grownups looking for a moment of escapist fantasy, and long-suffering pets; you’ll find a swirling memories of much a darker, more magical dancing with ideas of life and death.
Ep. 1: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth. Bill Moyers and mythologist Joseph Campbell begin their groundbreaking and timeless conversation with an exploration of the classic hero cycle, including consistent and enduring hero patterns in literature, real life and even the Star Wars films.
Campbell also encourages the audience to view parts of their own lives as heroic journeys. In a clip from the first episode, Campbell encourages the audience to discover what excites them, and make that the basis for their personal journeys. Watch a Clip Released in 1988, The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television, and continues to inspire new audiences. JOSEPH CAMPBELL: We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. BILL MOYERS: Joseph Campbell believed that everything begins with a story, so we begin this series with Joseph Campbell with one of his favorites.
Campbell could have said it of his own life.
Joseph Campbell. 48 Hours of Joseph Campbell Lectures Free Online: The Power of Myth & Storytelling.