Joseph Campbell is best known and recognized as an American mythologist, writer,  and lecturer for his work in comparative mythology and religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience.  His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: "Follow your bliss."

Before his death in 1987, Campbell completed a series of interviews with journalist Bill Moyers that aired as a six part television documentary originally on PBS in 1988 titled “Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth.”  The series demonstrates how humankind has documented through the rich use of metaphors, symbols, and rituals, the cultural understandings of what it means to be human.   And most interestingly, they all point to the same thing; “Thou Art That”.

There are many JCF MYTHOLOGICAL ROUNDTABLE(R) Groups throughout the world whose members get together to share, deepen and explore their passion for mythology/comparative religion and the work of Joseph Campbell, and it's all made possible by people such as yourselves.

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  • April 18, 2013 · 7:00 PM

    Campbell's book MYTHIC WORLDS, MODERN WORDS; 4/18/13, 7 pm, Arlington

    4 Mythos and Philosophy admirers | 4.00 4.002

    Moderator: Wilson Readings from Mythic Worlds, Modern Words. Abridged Reading List & Meeting Agenda (as of 4/02/13): 1.  Introductions, name tags, pass the hat, CAUTION:... Learn more
  • January 29, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Philosophy of Religion

    12 Mythos and Philosophy admirers | 4.50 4.503 | 2 Photos

    Hello Everyone, Recently, I've come across an interesting little book written back in 1965 that discusses interesting points on how religion can be viewed from a... Learn more
  • October 23, 2012 · 6:30 PM

    Mayan Prophecy and the Cosmogonic Cycle

    11 Mythos and Philosophy admirers | 4.50 4.504

    Cultures around the world have a concept of a beginning, an end, and a renewal. As we approach the infamous date, we should consider the mythical aspect of the great... Learn more
  • September 30, 2012 · 7:00 PM

    Interfaith Panel Discussion

    4 Mythos and Philosophy admirers | 3.50 3.502

    Our member Ravi Tallapragada is one of the panel members: Topic is: In the Spirit of Assisi, Inter-religious Gathering for Peace and Understanding Time: Sunday,... Learn more
  • August 21, 2012 · 6:30 PM

    Violence; A Social Norm?

    8 Mythos and Philosophy admirers | 5.00 5.004

    Hello Everyone, One of the four functions of myth is to promote a stable societal environment. Given the recent tragedy in Colorado, some may question in what kind of "... Learn more
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