Joseph Campbell

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Joseph Campbell


America 1904 – 1987


Comments: Mythologist; "Follow your bliss."; comparative mythology; The Hero's Journey;


Teachers: James Frazer; Robert Graves; E. A. Wallis Budge; Jiddu Krishnamurti; Thomas Mann; Paul Klee; Pablo Picasso; Sigmund Freud; Carl Jung; Adolf Bastian; Otto Rank (particularly The Myth of the Birth of the Hero, not the Orgone energy material); Professor Heinrich Zimmer; Gerald Massey; Thomas Bulfinch;

Students: Chuck Furnace; Walter Ernst Beltz; Joan Halifax;

Friends: John Steinbeck; Jean Erdman, wife; Indologist Heinrich Zimmer;;

Organizations: Sarah Lawrence College; the Joseph Campbell Foundation

Author: edited Bollingen Foundation's Series of books on psychology, anthropology and myth.; The Masks of God,, 1956; series of interviews with Bill Moyers , The Power of Myth; The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell; The Way of the Animal Powers; The Hero with a Thousand Faces; Myths to Live By (1972); The Celtic Dragon Myth, with G. Henderson; Tarot Revelations, with R. Roberts;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Campbell; http://www.jcf.org/new/index.php ; listen to one story here -http://librivox.org/author/8296 then find a copy of the series of amazing interviews he gave Bill Moyers in the 1980s;