Category Archives: Joseph Campbell

The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness – Sheila Joshi

The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness Click on the link above to visit Monica Cassani’s wonderful, resource-rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this piece by Sheila, exploring descent myths in the context of serious illness or distress. ‘In the Fall of 2010, … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell on Individuating

“To become — in Jung’s terms — individuated, to live as a released individual, one has to know how and when to put on and to put off the masks of one’s various life roles. ‘When in Rome, do as … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on the curse, & blessing, of the Geis

This is an interesting post from Jason Hine, on the ‘Geis’ theme. It’s a ‘friends only’ Facebook post, which he has kindly given us permission to re-post. Jason links to an article on http://www.mythandmore.com – link right at the bottom of … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re not the hero any more – Laurie Penny

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2015/12/what-do-when-youre-not-hero-any-more Good article from Laurie Penny, about the shifting sands of contemporary cultural heroism in fiction. The writer (like one of the commentators on the article) thinks Laurie is a touch unfair to Joseph Campbell, and that his work is more balanced, … Continue reading

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How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life by Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/ Fascinating piece from Maria about Joseph Campbell, and ‘follow your bliss’:- ‘I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the … Continue reading

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Madness and Beauty in the Heart of Darkness – Drake Spaeth

https://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/05-27-15 Click on the link for (sadly) the last of Drake Spaeth’s series of posts for Saybrook, this time with some thoughts arising on the recent death of John Nash, the brilliant mathematician whose life was the subject of Sylvia … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell on finding ourselves

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again.” Joseph Campbell In our view, the cultural tendency to define or approach therapy primarily in terms of functionality and ‘professionalism’ is misconceived and limiting. Conceptions of relationship, … Continue reading

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