An official podcast of the Joseph Campbell Foundation and the MythMaker Podcast Network that unearths little-heard talks from Joseph Campbell and examines their context and meaning. Hosted by Brad Olson, PhD.
EP 28: Erotic Irony & Mythic Form - Thomas Mann
In this episode of Pathways entitled, "Erotic Irony & Mythic Form", Joseph Campbell gives an address to the student body of Sarah Lawrence College about mythology and the work of Thomas Mann. It was recorded on December 15th 1970. Host Bradley Olson gives an introduction and commentary after the lecture.
Bonus: Myth & Meaning: A conversation with Stephen Gerringer
In this bonus episode, Bradley Olson sits down with JCF's, Stephen Gerringer to discuss JCF's newest addition to the Collected Works, Myth and Meaning: Conversations on Mythology and Life. The book encompasses a wide-ranging collection of insights from legendary mythologist Joseph Campbell, sourced from rare and previously unpublished interviews, compiled and edited by Gerringer.
Throughout the book, Campbell emphasizes the universal aspects of human experience and finds striking parallels between cultures separated by time and distance. Longtime fans of Campbell will gain a deeper appreciation of the man and his legacy, while new readers will receive a memorable introduction to a thinker who revolutionized our understanding of human nature.
Myth and Meaning: Conversations on Mythology and Life is available now!
EP 27: Artists, Poets, & Writers
This episode entitled, "Artists, Poets, & Writers", was recorded at Skowhegan on July 27th 1987. This was one of the last public lectures that Campbell gave before his death in October of the same year. The talk encompasses a discussion of myth, writing, and art. Host Bradley Olson offers an introduction and commentary at the end.
Bonus: The Quest For The Grail Q&A
In this bonus episode, Joseph Campbell answers questions following the lecture that he gave with the same name from EP 26. It was recorded in 1967 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and is the second lecture in the series Mystical Experience and the Hero's Journey. Host Bradley Olson offers an introduction to some of the ideas discussed by Campbell in the Q&A session.
EP 26: The Quest For The Grail
In this episode entitled, "The Quest For The Grail", Joseph Campbell discusses the Grail Legends. It was recorded in 1967 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and is the second lecture in the series Mystical Experience and the Hero's Journey. Host Bradley Olson introduces the lecture and offers a commentary at the end.
Bonus: Mystical Experience & The Hero Q&A
In this bonus episode, Joseph Campbell answers questions following the lecture that he gave with the same name from EP 25. The questions deal with the contrast of mystical experience in the east and west. Questions topics include: the meaning and definition of samadhi, how an eastern mystic compares to the western mystic, how a mystic in the western world acts in relation to institutions, the meaning of atonement. It ends with Campbell giving a short introduction to the Hero's Adventure. It was recorded in 1967 at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Pathways with Joseph Campbell is hosted by Brad Olson, PhD and is a production of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. It is produced by Tyler Lapkin. Executive Producer, John Bucher. Audio and editing services provided by Charles Mallett.
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Reading Joseph Campbell is one thing but hearing him lecture is a whole other experience! Just like actually taking a class of his. Interesting content with surprisingly good audio, considering the age.
Thank y’all for producing this! -The gentleman from Texas.
Great archival recordings. The whispering narrator does not seem to develop or elaborate on what is already there.