New York, NYUSA
February 12, 2014
ALL aspects – but in particular those related to the role of the mythic imagination in creativity, and practical applications of mythology to contemporary life, and EVERYTHING related to dreams.
My personal favorites (forgive the Americanized spelling) are Creative Mythology, the fourth volume in Campbell's Mask of God tetralogy, and The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I find the lectures collected in Myths to Live By provide a good introduction to Campbell's work; the essays in Flight of the Wild Gander represent some of Campbell's deepest and most profound work. The third lecture in the Mythos III DVD, about Romanticism, strikes me as Joe's most mind-expanding talk, venturing from Schopenhauer into quantum physics.
Hermes; the complex of myths surrounding Ariadne and Dionysus; the mythology of indigenous peoples (Native Americans) in the southwestern United States; and dreams (which J.C. characterized as "private myths").
From a cc in an email Phillip Spartalis sent to MartinWeyers, JCF's RoundTable coordinator and founder of the Mythological RoundTable® group in Heidelberg, Germany
Aging retro-hippie, one-time political activist, junior high school literature teacher, and now, the last decade, one of the people who steer the Joseph Campbell Foundation in the U.S.A.