Joseph Campbell





Joseph Campbell

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born
in White Plains, NY, The United States
March 26, 1904

died
October 30, 1987

gender
male

genre

influences
James Frazer, Otto Rank, Carl Jung,


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Joseph John Campbell was an American mythology professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion.


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The Hero With a Thousand Faces
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Myths to Live By
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Primitive Mythology (The Ma...
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Pathways to Bliss: Mytholog...
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A Joseph Campbell Companion...
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Occidental Mythology (The M...
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Creative Mythology (The Mas...
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The Hero's Journey: Joseph ...
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More books by Joseph Campbell…
“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”
Joseph Campbell

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
Joseph Campbell

“If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.”
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