Background on Joseph Campbell and Mythology
Here are a few useful web sites for anyone interested in knowing more about Joseph Campbell's work and ideas on mythology.
In reviewing these and reflecting on the "The Hero's Journey" video, think about how mythology contributes to people's religious journey. What is the relationship between myth and ritual? When are myths "alive" and when do they become culturally stagnant? How does myth work for a civilization? For an individual? (This connects to the Jungian theories of archetypes discussed in other Web reading for this week.)
An interview with Joseph Campbell, “Mythic Reflections," published in 1985
Wikipedia article biography
An overview of Campbell’s life and work
Great online journal with short articles
Description of Joseph Campbell collection at Pacifica