18 Burst results for "Joseph Campbell"
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
"Also at the same time was was a Joseph Campbell and bill moyers that interview came out. It was kind of right then in there that I went. This. What I'm GONNA do for the rest of my life. I'm a filmmaker. That's what I do. That's what I'm going to do. This is it and. That was like. You know the mid. Eighties. and has ended and that's where I've been ever since it's been really amazing. Why do you think that you discovered that? So early in life and so many people don't and do you think. It takes LSD for us to companies, Cockerill. Everybody needs to take LSD at an early age. Parenting are like Frill we're encouraging Don't got that. It doesn't really matter I feel like. I actually don't know but I did know that I've always had something very there's been something very burning me. That's great. If if it wasn't filmmaking, it would have been something else creative just feels like. I knew an early age that I was meant to do something in the creative field. I just didn't know what it was in what I came across the idea of filmmakers blended all these things together music and art and film and storytelling, and it was just it just spoke to me in a way that. it was it was too powerful to not say yes to right now. So the funny thing is I've been doing a lot of research you know both. From reading as well as experimenting on Psychedelics just. To understand why they produce these sort of states of consciousness and I think that you know the narrative around Psychedelic has changed fundamentally over the last probably year or two particularly with you know Michael Pollen's book. You know how to change your mind work that people like Steven. Kotler. Doing you know at the flurry collective in terms of EV- accessing these higher states of consciousness. Why is it that we have to able to reach you know these higher states of consciousness for breakthroughs like the one you had whether it even as a writer I know for a fact that there's a big difference between sitting down to work on task in a sort of mundane thing or one where I'm totally in flow and I've just in the zone for three hours. The work that comes out is very different Why is that? You know like like it's because when you are. It's like when you walk around in reality you're in the forest but when you have those moments of he experience your above the trees.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"And it's very small at the same time. It's very grand. You don't see an divisions there of nations. Are States or anything of the kind. This might be the symbol really for. The new the thalji com, that is the country that we are going to be celebrating. And those are the people. That we are one. This is tim against more things before you take off number one. Five bullet Friday. Want to get a short from me. Would you enjoy getting a short enough for me? Every Friday that provides a little more sort of fun before the weekend and five Friday, the very short email share. The coolest things found that pondering over the week that could include favorite new albums that have discovered could include gizmos and gadgets and all sorts of Weird Shit I've somehow dug up. In the world of the Esoteric as I do it could include favorite articles that I've read and that I've shared with my close friends for instance, and it's very short it's just a little tiny bite the goodness before you head off for the weekend. If you wanted to receive that, check it out, just go to four hours dot com that's four hour work week dot com, spelled out. In your, you'll get the very next one if you sign up again..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"Was the black Madonna. vitrine the window of the Black Madonna the that was. Out there was a man living in the meditation. A constant adaptation I, mean. Moving beautiful. I've been there time and time again since what do you find when you go there? What does it say about all that we've been discussing well. First thing it. Does is it takes me back to a time when these principles informed the society. I'm the. You can tell what's informed society by the size of the what the building is the tallest building in the place. When you approach to net evil town, the cathedral's the tallest thing and the place. When you approach a seventeenth century city, it's the political palace, the tallest thing and the place, and why new approach a modern city it's office buildings and dwellings of the tallest things in the place. And she go to Salt Lake City. Let's see. The whole thing illustrated right in front of your face I the temple was built. The temple was built right in the center city. The I mean this was the proper organization that's the spiritual center from which flows and all direction. And then the capital was built right beside the temple this bigger than the temple, and now the biggest thing is the office building the care of the affairs both the temple and political building. That's the history of Western civilization from the Gothic through the princely periods of the sixteenth seventeenth eighteenth centuries to this economic world that we're in now. In New York now. The debate is over who can build a tallest building not to praise. But to build the tallest building. Yeah. Magnificent I mean there's some of the things that are going up in the now really are and this kind of architectural triumph and but it is is the statement of the city we are Financial Power Center and look what we can do is the kind of virtuosic acrobatic stunt will new myths come from there well, something. You can't predict amiss. That's GonNa be any more than you can predict what you're going to dream tonight. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that have then to find expression in symbolic form. And the the myth the only that's GonNa be with thinking about. in the immediate future is one that. Talking about the planet. This city, not these people but the planet and everybody on it that's my main. Thought for what the future myth is going to be, and we'll have to deal with. We'll be exactly what on that deal with I've dealt with the maturation of the individual, the gradual the pedagogical way to follow from dependency through adulthood to maturity and then to the exit. and. How to do it, and then how to relate to this society and how to relate this society to the world of nature and the cosmos that's what the myths of all talked about. That's what this one's got to talk about. But the society that it's GonNa talk about this Society of the planet until that gets going, you don't have anything is there's that wonderful photograph you have of the Earth. Seen from space..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"The dragon is one's own. Self? To. Zico And you're captured in your own dragon cage. And the founder of the CY titus is to. Break that dragon open them up so that you can. Have a larger. Field of relationships. Jim had patient come to him who felt alone. And she drew a picture of herself as. Caught in the rocks from the waist down, she was bound in rocks and this was on a Windy Shaw and the wind blowing in her hair blowing and all the gold. Says the sign of the vitality of life was locked in the rocks. And the next picture that he had her draw had followed something he had said to her. Sudden. A lightning flash hit the rocks and the Gold Cape parring out. And then she found reflected on rocks. Roundabout gold knows no more gold in the rocks who is all available on the top And then the conferences that followed. Those patches of. Were identified. They were her friends. She wasn't alone. But, she had blocked herself in her own little room and life, but she had friend. Do you. See what? This is killing the Dragon. And you have fears and things This is the Dragon. That's exactly what that's all about. At. least. The European Dragon Chinese this what is it? It represents the vitality of the swamps and the dragon without beating his belly saying ha ha. That's another kind of drag. He's the one that yields the bounty and the water's all that kind of thing is the great glorious thing. But this is the negative.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"Lead this comprehensive leadership playbook illustrates the principles and guiding philosophies of the world's greatest game changers. In the books pages, you can discover the expert secrets to being effective and innovative leaders. Past podcast guest Walter Isaacson has this to say quote reading this invaluable trove of advice from the greatest leaders of our time is like sitting in an armchair and listening to the masters reveal their secrets, pick up a copy of how to lead subtitle wisdom from the world's greatest CEOS, founders and game changers by Rubinstein in hardcover e book or audio anywhere books are sold. You really believed that the creative spirit ranges on its own out there beyond the boundaries do. Something of a hero in that I don't mean to suggest that you see yourself as a hero, but I see myself as a maverick. So perhaps the hero lurks in each one of us when we don't know it well. Yes. I. Mean Life Evokes our character. You find out more about yourself as you go on and it's very nice to be able to put yourself in situations separately folk your higher nature than your lower give me an example. Story. I'm dealing with an. Era Costs Story Right now does it motifs that comes in American Indian Stories very often what I call the refusal of suitors. Girl with her mother lived on a week wom on the edge of the village. She was a very handsome girl but extremely proud and would not accept any of the boys they propose to her through with the mother. And the mother was tabloid. Well one day there are collecting wood and they have gone a long way from the village and while they are connected, the would terrific dock comes over them. This wasn't Padang this. Sending. Doctors like that some magician at work somewhere. So the mother says, well, let's gather some bark and make it a little league block. We author ourselves and collect wood for fire. We'd spend the night here. So they do that and the mother falls. Asleep. And the girl looks this magnificent guy standing there with a womp of Sash Gloria sound feathers and all black. He says, I've come to marry you and. Your reply. Accepts Diane. The man and he gives the mother the one from belt to proof that. He's serious about all this. So he goes away with the girl she has acquiesced. Mere human beings we're good enough for, but his that really So she's in another domain. The Adventures moblised. She goes with him to his village and they enter to his lodged. In that greeter and she feels very comfortable about it and all. And then the next day he says, I'm going off to hunt. So he leaves the lodge and the door is closed for the flap flat. When he closes the flap, she hears a strange sound. So the the whole day and she's just in the hot. And this evening come see his that strange sound again. And, the door flap is flung off and incomes his prodigious. With his tongue dotting and he puts his head in her lap and says, now you must search my head for licenses dicey. Find all kinds of horrible things they're killed them all, and then he withdraws and in a moment. After. The Gate Dr has been closed it opens again and he comes. Thing beautiful young man again and said. We are afraid of me when I came into now. Look she says she wasn't a dollar afraid. Next day he goes off to hunt. And then she leaves the lodged to gather. Good. The first thing she sees an enormous. Basking on the rocks and then another. and. Then another and she begins to very badly very homesick. discouraged. Then the evening serpent and then the man again. The third day. He leaves. She decides she's GonNa try to get out of this place. So. She goes out and see standing in the woods thinking and voice speaks to her and she turns and there's little ball man. And he says Darling you are in trouble the man that you've married as one of seven brothers. They, are great magicians. And like many people, this kind hearts are not in their bodies. There's a collection of seven hearts in a bag that is hidden under the bed of the eldest two you are married. Go get that, and then we'll deal with the next part of the adventure. She goes in and finds a bag of hearts and is running out and voice calls after stop stop, it's the voice of the magician. And she continues to run and he says you may think you get away from me but you never can and just at that point. She has the voice of the old man. He says, I'll help you there. And he's pulling out of the water. She didn't even know that she was in water. What does that say to you? That's to say you have moved out of the heart land, the solid earth and in the field of the unconscious and she had pulled herself into the transcended Brown and got. Caught in the negative powers of the this and she's being rescued now by the. Upper powers. What you have done has been to elevate yourself out of the local field and put yourself in the field of. Higher Power Higher Danger and All, you're going to be able to handle it. If you are not.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"Of the body. Weight. Training when it does put itself in control, you get this fodder van who's over. To the intellectual side. If you only knew Paulo. Isn't thing in than living in terms of humanity in terms of a system. and. This is the threat to our lives. We often face it. We all operate. In our society. In relation to assist them. Now is the system going to each up and. Relieve you of your humanity are are you going to be able to use the system to human purposes with the hero with a thousand faces help us to answer that question? About how to change the system so that we are not serving it I don't think it would help you to change the system, but it would help you to live in the system as a human being. By doing what well like Luke Skywalker Going over but resisting it's it's. Impersonal claims. But I can hear someone out there in the audience saying that's all well and good for the imagination of George Lucas for the scholarship of Joseph Campbell but that doesn't isn't what happens in my life you bet it does. If the person doesn't listen to the demands of his own spiritual and and heart life and insists on the sitting program you're GonNa have a schizophrenic cracked up. The person has put himself off center. He has aligned himself with a programmatic life and it's not the one the bobbies. Interested in at all when the world's full of people who have who have stopped listening to themselves in my own life, I've had many opportunities to commit myself to assist them. And to go with it and to obey its Requirements. non-life has been that of a maverick. I would not.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"When I took car Tucson's to see it. They did the same thing. The audience did at that moment when the voice of been Kanobi says to Luke skywalker in the climactic moment. Used, the, false loop. Go. The audience. They did relation to applaud you see this thing communicates. Is In a language that is talking to young people today and that's that's marvelous. So the hero goes for something, he doesn't just go along for the ride. He's not a mere adventure. Well, serendipitous adventure can take place also. You know what the word serendipity comes from comes from the Sanskrit Sarah Three. The aisle of Silk, which was a former. Formerly the name of Ceylon. It's a story about a family that just rambling on its way to see John and all these adventures take place. So you can have the serendipitous adventure as well. Is the adventurer who takes that kind of trip. Hero in the. Is Ready for it. This is a very interesting thing about these mythological themes that in the achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it's really a manifestation of his character. And amusing the way in which the landscape and the conditions of the environment. Match the readiness of the hero, the adventure that he's ready for.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"Didn't intend it. They are in. The are in another transformation. You've gone a death and resurrection you put on the uniform another creature. So does the heroism moral objective. The ball objective is that of saving a people are saving a person ours saving an idea. He is sacrificing himself for something that's the morality of it. Now you from another position I say that something was something that should not have been realized. Judgment from another side, but it doesn't destroy the heroism of what was done absolutely not. Well that's a different. Angle on heroes than I got when I was reading as a as a young boy, the story of prometheus going after the fire and bringing it back and benefiting humanity and suffering. For it. I mean for me. Brings Fire to mankind. I'm consequently civilization that's by the way a universal thing. The hero, the fire theft theme with a usually with the relay race after. Often. It's Blue A. Woodpecker something like this that. Steals the fire and then passes it on something else and something else one animal after another and they're burned by the fire says they carrying it on that accounts for the different colorings of animals and so forth. it's a a worldwide with five theft do these stories of the hero? Of Vary from culture to culture. Well it's the degree of the illumination that our action that they different. There's a typical early culture hero who goes around slaying monsters. Now that is in the period of history when man is shaping his world out of a wild savage. Shaped.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"Had been influenced by Campbell's work. We talked about the message and meaning of myth about the first storytellers about love and marriage gods and goddesses religion ritual art psychology. But we always came around to his favorite subject the hero with a thousand faces. Why the hero with a thousand faces? Well, because there is a certain. Typical. Hero sequence of actions. which can be detected in stars from all over the world and from many many periods of history. And I think. It's essentially you might say the one deed done by many many different people. Why are there so many stories of the hero or if he rose in mythology. Well because that's what's worth writing about. I mean even in. Popular novel writing you see these the main characters hero or heroine that is to say someone who has found or achieved or done something beyond the normal range of achievement experienced. A hero properly is someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself. Are Other. Than? himself. So, when all of these cultures whatever the costume that he will not be wearing what is the deed? Whether two types of deed one is the physical deed, the hero who has performed A. War. Act A physical act of heroism saving a life. That's a heroic. Giving him self sacrificing himself. To another. and. The other kind is the spiritual hero who has learned are found a a mode of experiencing the. Super Normal range of human spiritual life, and then come back and communicated. It's a cycle, it's going and to return that the hero cycle represents. But then this can be seen also in the simple initiation ritual where a child has to give up his childhood and become an adult has to die you might say to it's infantile personality and psyche and come back as a self responsible adult. It's a fundamental experience that everyone has to undergo. We're in our childhood for at least fourteen years and then to get out of that. Posture of dependency psychological dependency into one of psychological self responsibility requires a death and resurrection, and that is the basic motif of the hero's journey leaving one condition. Finding a source of life to bring you fourth in a Richer mature or other condition so that if we happen not to be heroes and the grand sense of redeeming society, we have to take that journey ourselves spiritually psychologically. Inside us, that's right and auto ranked in his wonderful should very short book called the myth of the birth of the hero. He says that everyone is a heroin, his birth he has undergone a tremendous transformation from a little in my say water creature living in round of the amniotic fluid, and so forth. Then coming out becoming an air breathing mammal that ultimately will be self-standing and so forth this enormous transformation. ROIC actress Roy on the mother's pot, bring it about that. The primary hero. Form you might say still a journey to be taken after that. A big to be taken that journey is not consciously undertaken Do Heroes go out on their own initiative well, all kinds. A very common one that appears and Celtic. Myths of someone who has followed the lure of a deer are animal that he has been following an carries them into a range of forest and landscape that he's never been in before and then the. The animal will undergo a transformation, become the queen of the ferry hills or something like that. That is one of not knowing what you're doing. You suddenly find yourself. In full career of an adventure. Than another one where one sets out responsibly and Intentionally, to perform the deed, for instance, when ulysses son to limits was called by Athenee, go find your father that followed. The quest is a major hero adventure for young people at is the venture finding what your career is, what your nature is. Once you're. Sauce is. he undertakes that intentionally. then. There's one into which you are thrown and pitched. For instance being drafted into the army. You.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"Can listen to the full series on audible simply search for the power of myth and it will pop right up. It has an average of four point, seven stars out of five with nearly four thousand ratings. It's outstanding I highly recommend you check it out. You will not be disappointed and in the meantime. Here's a taste test. Please enjoy the first program, the heroes adventure, and without further ado here are Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. Program won. The Heroes Adventure A Dream. Never been mounting so be made. Places would be made plain and the crooked Mesa would be made. Healthier together. We have not even to risked the adventure alone. For the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth thoroughly. Have only followed the threat of the hero path. Where we had thought to find an abomination, we should find a God. Where we had thought to slay another we. Where he had thought to travel outwith, we should come to the center of our own existence. Where he had thought to be alone, we be with all the world. Joseph Cambell, the power of myth. With Bill Moyers. The Heroes Adventure. Joseph Campbell believe that everything begins with the story. So we begin this series with Joseph Cambell with one of his favorites he was in Japan for a conference religion and he overheard another American delegate a social philosopher from New York say to a Shinto priest. We've been now to a good mini ceremonies and if seeing quite a few of your shrines but I, don't get your ideology I, don't get you a theology. The Japanese paused as though in deep thought and then slowly shook his head I think we don't have ideology. He said, we don't have theology we dance. Campbell could have said it of his own life when he died in one, thousand, nine, hundred, seven at the age of eighty three he was considered one of the world's foremost authorities on mythology the stories and legends toby human beings through the ages to explain the universe and their place in it. The twenty books he wrote or edited have influenced artists and performers as well as scholars and students. When he died, he was working on a monumental historical atlas of world mythology. He's effort to bring under one roof, the spiritual intellectual wisdom of a lifetime. Some of his books are classics the hero with a thousand faces which established his fame forty years ago and his volume study of mythology, the masks of God. Joseph Campbell was one of the most spiritual man I ever met but he didn't have an ideology or theology mythology was to him the song of the universe music. So deeply embedded in our collective unconscious that we dance to it even when we can't name the June. Over the last two summers of his life, we take these conversations Californian at skywalker ranch, the home of his friend. George Lucas Who's movie trilogy Star Wars.
Turning Social Isolation Into a Creative Outlet With Martha Alderson
"This is Paula Phelps. And this week we are going to tap into our creative side. Using our creativity is a proven way to increase our personal well-being. It can put you in a positive mood and that starts an UPWARD SPIRAL. That makes you feel more creative. And thereby further increases your happiness for somehow life creeps in and takes over the time. We'd love to spend exploring creatively before we know it. We feel like we've lost touch with our creative side entirely. This week's guest is an expert in tapping into creativity. Martha Alderson is an author who also works with bestselling authors Hollywood directors artists and performers all over the world to help them find their creativity. Now you can try this at home. Her New workbook boundless. Creativity is a one month exploration into your creative side. So let's hear what Martha has to say about it. Martha welcome to live happy. Now thank you for inviting me. I'm thrilled to be here. This is such a great work book that you've written for us. And what a great time for us to work on our creativity. It seems like it. I know that a lot of people are under enormous stress for all sorts of reasons because of the virus but if people do have free time and they're looking fill it creatively. I think by going through the program in the workbook. It's just a great way to let go of. That's happening around us. All the news all the problems of the world and just sink into your creativity and into really your spirit sh and who you are at your core beyond all the material things the problems and everything else so. I think it would be a great place for people to spend some time. We'll obviously when you wrote it. He didn't say hey. I think everyone's going to have a couple of months you know. So what was your decision behind writing it in the first place? Well I been a plot consultant for about thirty years for riders every story whether it's a memoir scream player. A novel has to have a plot and I'm passionate about empowering women's voices and women traditionally have had a lot of trouble with plot because it's a very linear logical progression and of Women. Writers are highly creative somewhat disorganized and are very interested in character development. But they don't really get plot in so. I just became passionate about teaching everybody but it seemed like it turned out to be the majority of women and then in doing that. It soon evolved into working with all kinds of creative people because what I found is we're all sort of on the same universal path. It's a universal story. That has certain markers in them that we pass through along the way. And what I found is that it's great when you're in the creative muse and everything's flowing in your feeling that euphoria of feeling like a conduit or a medium for the creative news to come through you. But at some point we stumble and all of a ten. We read over what we wrote. Are we look at the painting we painted and think? Oh my gosh you know. It's not what I thought it was going to be. And we started to doubt ourselves and self sabotage come up with sorts of reasons why we should put the project aside or give up or whatever and this is especially true for anyone who has perhaps suffered what. I call a backstory wound. Which is something that has traumatized them? In some way you know it can be a divorce or apparently being when you're a child or some kind of abuse or whatever and that really influences what we say to ourselves about our worthiness in our capabilities and our potential and that really interferes with the creative flow. All of a sudden that flow is stymied and our spirits. Can't really get through to be able to give us the support and the encouragement that we deserve. I wanted to write a workbook to be able to help people to become unblocked it to be able to get rid of all this self doubt and insecurities and unworthiness and to really live a life of passion and excitement and happiness joy and that really is something that I'm devoted to and with this workbook. You really prepare us for what we're going to do. It does such a wonderful job of asking these deep thoughtful questioned. Where did that come from over the course of time? Did you develop that? These are the questions that are going to help drive us into our creative selves. Well I think it's just sort of evolved over the last thirty years or so probably my whole life to tell you the truth but when I came up with the idea of the universal story I had a really hard time bringing it down to the concrete was very cereal and spiritual in all of that but once I started writing more about it and seeing these parts you know the beginning the middle and the end it really correlates with the Hero's journey that Joseph Campbell came up with but I take it a step further and called the universal story because I see it in not just what we move through as humans on our human path but nature you know the seasons of the year the moon cycles plants growth animal cycles. All these things have the same beginning middles and ends. And if you're aware of where you are on that journey and what's expected of you. It just makes the journey easier.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Ideas
"This is a myth that justifies why the gods eat fat and bones whenever we sacrifice and why we get to have the barbecue. That's the first trick i inside versus outside trick. The second trick based on on the same structure is the trick in which zeus remove spire from the earth as punishment for what prometheus did to him by removing moving fire from the earth he puts human beings and by the way they're only men at this time they're women yet in a really desperate situation permit theus then in response by going up to olympus with <hes> a fennel stalk you sort of bamboo like and compartmentalize stocks and inside that cool green <hes> stock he hides red hot seeds of fire outside versus inside and he brings the fire back down to earth so the next time seuss leans over his balcony. Everybody's having barbecue on earth. Uh dot point it's now zeus. Turn zeus decides to distribute the trick the trick that's played on human beings things and the punishment that the trick intents is the creation of pandora so notice to begin with the pandora's not part of the species. She's a human being. She's a device. She's a lure she's a trap <hes> and what she consists in is a very beautiful exterior. She's absolutely beautiful. She's irresistible but inside her the gods put or hermes the trickster god puts lies to see <hes> <hes> the disposition of a bitch flattery and greet and then he shipper fedex her down earth and deliver her to prometheus stupid brother epimetheus who not remembering bring the prometheus who told him don't like accept packages from zeus from now on accept it opens it embraces her because like i said she's a knockout art and from that point on it's the beginning of evil for human beings pandora brings with her not a box that boxes a renaissance retelling the story. She brings with her a huge jar. It's called the p thus in greek. It's about two meters talk. Doc <hes> it's a jar or that was very elaborately decorated on the outside and was usually used for holding seats handle pandora brings with her a special kind of us though because when she opens the the lid of us all the evils in the world which had previously been pretty much a paradise i fly out old age work sickness <hes> social inequality death taxes whatever and according to story yeah. The world is full of evils but there's always hope left inside. Unfortunately in greek elvis doesn't really mean hope it means something more like hunger it means unfulfillable wishing and so in my reading of the story and i think it's a reading of the story that ancient greeks would have endorsed. What's left inside isn't especially pleasant. What's left inside is a token of the fact that for the original audience of this myth an audience of subsistence subsistence farmers women aren't economic liability there empty bellies that have to be filled and this notion of woman as hunger woman as an empty vessel apart that needs to be filled and filled and filled again is an image that i think has or had dramatic impact on ancient greek society especially to the degree to which ancient greek society considered women a threat to the integrity of families a subject of uncontrollable sexual desire that men had some how to control greeks attended certainly urban greeks tended to sequester their women to lock them up so i think that's an instance of a myth that justifies social practice actes to keith we are surrounded by myth not just in our movies and books and video games but in our politics and part of the problem with joseph campbell is that instead of celebrating some imagined universal truth in our myths we should be challenging the way they configure relationships and ships between and among people myth is basically like the pandora story an attractive exterior. It's a does more damage than good and i think my proposal for the only effective response to being suspicion and critical analysis versus is also fairly clear in those are the three things i think i wanted to get across. Uh there remains a huge range of how we can approach the ancient stories that have been passed down to us. What campbell accomplished blushed was that he made one approach really appealing. I think campbell d. look kimball did a wonderful job with the study of myth i mean he shook things up. Campbell shook cook things up the interpretation that matters to you the interpretation that actually teaches you. Something is the one that resonates for you and campbell whole may or may not do that when a culture stories are all heroes journeys then we're all just trying to make progress driven by fear and getting the hat but just because because he did an excellent job of the hero's journey. I don't think we get to blame them. It's it's up to us. I don't wanna be a victim of the hero sense. Why aren't we seeing wow. That's inspiring and it's tricky right. This isn't like in natural science where you know we kinda need everybody to be on the same page. If they're going to launch a rocket collaborate on a kidney right in the human sciences and the arts it's much murkier and i think the risk of saying that there's only a single structure single story is that then when you encounter new things you're trying to fit into that mold instead of kind of taking them on their own merits if we do do that too and we all are looking for something that may or may not be there and another society stories that does us a disservice. It actually impedes our understanding of the world and.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Ideas
"Gamble says as we have in the legends of the child exposed who has taken up by peasants who thinks he's a peasant but he's really elite the son of the king and then he's called back to court and he discovered that he was the king's son all the time. The indians have a word for this roger. Putter bat like the king's son was so it is the tiger has found that he was tiger all the time and my own marl tucked onto this is that that the job the sociologist is to teach us how to be goats and the job of mythology and religion and meditation is to show us our tiger face this air all the time campbell's reduction of myth to an epic individual journey is a perfect fit for hollywood blood where it became a goto guide for creating modern mythology but decades after its biggest success star wars there are now plenty of screenwriters in writers trying to break free of the hero's journey pattern if studios will let them allow. My name is sean hood. I'm a screen writer and a professor at u._s._c. See school of cinematic arts. I first encountered it. In the early nineties. When i first became deeply interested in independent filmmaking before i went to film school already already at that point the the star wars movies had come out and there had been all sorts of specials on joseph campbell and it had already become a for legendary in screenwriting circles as a kind of master template that screenwriters could work from every story would have some of these same signposts hosts that one sees in the hero's journey and there was a very influential book called the writer's journey which translated those news at the political ideas into a very lucid template for laying out the story beats in a one hundred minute movie and it's everyone read the writer's journey and a few people read joseph cambell you sort of got a kind of joseph campbell light the advantage to that is these sorts of love story patterns like music do in fact recur again and again and they were on the level of an entire movie. They also recur. There's kind of a hero's journey arc to a particular action sequence or there might be a kind of a hero's journey to a particular scene even these small all story units. There's a kind of pattern in a musical sort of sense you see again and again. I've got a bad feeling about this. I got a bad feeling about this. I have have a bad feeling about this really bad feeling about this. I've got a bad feeling about what people are looking for the recipe for making money when star wars makes a bazillion dollars people wanna know what is it secret and that's the shimmer of joseph campbell's work and has this air of new minosity. It has this air of almost religious truth to it and something vaguely special joel and sacred and you know hollywood each that up. It's a it's a great story to and it's oftentimes when people are under a lot a lot of pressure to deliver a movie. That's gonna make money back. There is a tendency to fall on tried and true story patterns and in its simplest form from the hero's journey is pretty easy to understand almost anyone any executive producer director can get the basics of the hero's journey in the original regional book from nineteen forty nine campbell claimed that the problem with the world today is a lack of modern mythology but to sean using campbell's structure over and over again to create those modern myths smuggles into our culture certain assumptions about what hero is and what is supposed to do one of those hidden assumptions is the template for a hero some but i'm someone with an external goal someone who's often male not all stories are about heroes heroes with even metaphorically have soared to solve problems through either literally with violence or metaphorically with confrontation with him to let her go. I can't do it bro doing around. Let the girl go. Go go over. Let her go. There's there's something very egotistical about the hero. The hero is the center of the universe. Everything is about the hero everything depends hinge on whether the one in the matrix is going to be successful or not the hero is going to save the world or not and it gives us as viewers a kind of sense of egotistical self-importance whereas when you see movies that explore multiple points of view that kind of sophistication vindication is important because otherwise movies just go to reinforce the sense that we are the center of the universe and everything is somehow about us. That's that's. I think the political danger is if everybody is thinking like they're the hero then there's no possibility of thinking with compassion ryan from <hes> from the point of view of other people who are experiencing completely different stories than you are and if there's one thing politicians love it's casting themselves as the hero wrote in that standard structure precisely <hes> and there's a danger to that because if everybody is only thinking of themselves and if everyone is completely locked in in their own story than were than we're always polarized. We're always fighting each other <hes> the the the other story the other side. They're always the bad guys and they're always irredeemably bad. Those types of movies are a lot of fun but when all movies are like that when all movies suggests that there is is only one story and it it does influence our thinking we tend to stay stay inside our own stories refused to hear stories that contradict the one that we're killing ourselves over and over again campbell may have inspired countless blockbusters and been a rockstar public intellectual but among other other academic experts he was anything but there are plenty of persons who approach myth comparatively this was going on a long time before campbell came on the scene robert siegel campbell didn't invent comparative approach to myth kimball didn't invent a psychological approach to myth campbell certainly certainly didn't invent the category of your mis- they were there and there are people writing about men people popular now how vacuums responded to campbell with contempt okay away with contempt. He's not really offering an interpretation of myth as much as he is offering a way of finding meaning in your life. Laurel bowman teaches greek literature at the university of victoria the way of seeing yourself as a hero and seeing your your struggles in life as spiritually heroic and echoed in all world mythologies so all of those world mythologies about heroes your one. That's your job to is to be a hero in your own life and we live in a very secular age the spiritual and religious structures we used to have but gave us a way of finding meaning in our lives are not as popular anymore so campbell kim along at a very good time to supply another way of finding meaning in our lives. Laurel has a special the academic term. She likes to use when discussing campbell's theory that term is falsify ability that idea falsify ability is that if there there is no way to demonstrate that your hypothesis is false then there is no way to demonstrate that it is true. If you can't falsify then you can't prove of it so if there is no fact that if you found it would demonstrate that your hypothesis was false then you can't prove it and that means from the point of view view of academic interpretation it's useless. Campbell's system of interpretation is very very appealing but there is nothing thing in any myth that somebody using campbell's interpretive method could not say was part of the hero's journey there is no myth that cannot somehow be sanded down or stretched or shoehorned or pasted together to fit the hero's journey and and that means that it is not a falsifiable hypothesis. I always tell my students follow your bliss. Follow your bliss bliss where the deep sense of being informed and and going where your body and soul wanted to go <hes> when you have actually then stay stay with it and don't let anyone throw you off that phrase follow your bliss went on to become a popular mantra of the late eighties and early nineties. Have you ever read <hes> sinclair lewis babbitt not in a long term remember the last line. I've never done a thing. I wanted to all my life quite the man who never followed his bliss. Follow your bliss. What what does that mean now. It's a good song by the fifty to name for for the phrase campbell uses in the series of bill moyers. Follow your bliss daniel gorman junior university of rochester then i talk about the b fifty two's because the album that was from it's the one that love shack is on that album only came out two or three years after the power was on p._b._s. So that shows you how fast the phrase follow your bliss had been brought to audiences. It's worth noting that the late eighties is the start of what we call the new age with all of these new spiritual moments and campbell by being this sage telling all the stories and how religions not working but you can go there this myth thing and it will reinvigorate you. He's functioning like a new age guru in a way okay but what if campbell was wrong. What if myths aren't a reflection of a supposedly universal human journey after all then what is their function. There is another interpretation one. That's nearly the complete opposite of campbell's that instead of myths reflecting universal reversal truths about human existence throughout the ages they impose ideological values on a specific society at a particular moment in its history story. I think once you strip off all the blink myths served to give a community a sense of what they should be how they should look at the world how they should work within that world keith dixon is a professor of classics at purdue university myths layout a view of the world that opened some doors and closes others it opens quite a few doors for males in ancient greek society it it closes most doors for females and so what it serves to do is despite the pretense that these are ancient stories conveying inveighing what joseph cambell would call boons from the transcendent deep. These are basically stories about the present. These are basically stories that are told by those those in power in order to convince others that they should have power keith had an example for me pandora's box pandora first of all is <hes>. I'm i'm assuming you know the story so i won't retell it. Oh but please do please do tell them yes. Pandora is is the third thing in a series of things that <hes> involve tricks played by human beings on gods and gods human beings it starts with a trick played on zeus where he's given the choice of of what he wants for lunch. The choice is between the stomach of an ox which zeus thinks reasonably enough must the empty co stomachs role was empty and a big shiny pile of fat on the other side of the lunch table that zeus assumes would be full of all the good meat. It's a simple trick. It's inside is not the same as the outside. Zeus picks the shiny fat looking for the sirloin underneath and it turns out aww that's underneath their bones because the trickster in this case prometheus has taken all the good meat stuffed into the stomach but because zeus who says picked the fat and the bones. That's what the gods get..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Ideas
"As this wonderful little story of the tiger thought he was go. This is joseph campbell in nineteen seventy seven interview with c._b._c. Radio there was a tigress who was the starving hungry and pregnant and on the point of giving birth he tells the story as an example of his theory that myths breath and fables aren't about the past or other cultures or ancient people there about each and every modern individual she came upon a little little flock of goats and <hes> in pouncing them with great energy she overdid it brought on the birth of her little one and her own on death so the goats scattered and when they came back to their little grazing ground what they found was just born little tiger and <hes> it's dead mother well they had very strong parental instincts and <hes> they adopted the tiger who grew up the heat was a goat he learned to bleat. He learned to eat grass as campbell tells it the little goat remains ignorant of his nature sure until a big male tiger attacks the goatherd the tiga saw the little one and he said <hes> what you living here with these goat and the little tiger said ma- and nibbled a bit of grass or the big one is modified and he buffets a little one back and forth the bit all the little one does in an embarrassed way nipple a bit of grass and do some more bleeding and so the big tiger takes the little tiger on a journey into a dark place to learn the truth now he's taken to the cave of the tiger where there are the remains of recently slaughtered gazelle and the big fella says here open your mouth and he goes to push bit of this bloody stuff in his face and the little one back some way and says i'm a vegetarian. Well is the big word none of this nonsense so he opened to space pushes the stuff in and spontaneously now fed with his own proper spiritual food he gives the stretch of tiger and arar the tiger and the big ones says there we are now we go into the forest. Andy tiger food.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Ideas
"Once upon a time <music>. I'm far far away in new york state. A professor at a liberal arts college wrote a book about myth the role of myth in general is to keep the individual's conscious mind in touch with the deep unconscious sauce areas out of which the energies of life come the book wormed its way into public consciousness and drove students into classes on myth students would catch on to the sense of symbols in for decades. The book also shaped the way movies were made all the way from black and white classics to the matrix. Do you believe in fate. You know why not because. I don't like the idea that i'm not in control of my life. I know exactly what you mean. The book was called the hero with a thousand faces and the writer was joseph cambell if we he would only turn within going through dangerous going through a vessel monsters and all we would come finally to our own to south the hero with a thousand faces was published in one thousand nine hundred forty nine and has been called one of the most influential books of all time. It's argument is shocking in its simplicity that there is one fundamental story underlying all of humankind's greatest myths a hero leaves home goes on an adventure overcomes all all obstacles and restores the world to order how can stop you from colliding with newfound powers chubby not into him but as popular as he became campbell does have his critics. If you reread the euro's journey he is a patronizing torp purpose. I think he's a showman. There's something very egotistical about the hero. How critical should we be of myth when we hear him. We should be suspicious sousse and as critical as rational as we possibly can be because there's a lot at stake c._b._c. Radio producer matthew liaison rider brings us this documentary about about joseph campbell and his theory about the hero's journey his documentary is called just one story <music> whether we listen with aloof amusement amusement to the dreamlike mumbo jumbo of some red-eyed witch doctor of the congo or read with cultivated rupture thin and translations from the sonnets of the mystic loud sue now and again cracked the hard nut shell of an argument of acquaintance or catch suddenly the shining meaning of a bizarre eskimo fairy tale it will always be the one shape shifting yet marvellously a constant story that we find these are the opening words of joseph campbell's massively influential book the hero with thousand faces campbell was a literature professor at sarah lawrence college in new york state and that book made him one of the best known thinkers on mythology in it campbell scans through myths legends fairy tales and religions to find a single electric current running through all of them if you read the here without faces the book that's turning seventy this year. Joseph campbell argues that myth is a reflection of the human subconscious mind..
"joseph campbell" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"For a wonderful pilgrimage was sarah as she shares with joseph campbell calls dragged solar journey the sole journey the heroes journey where we answer the call from within ourselves and open up to the call of spirit always intermingling in our lives and then a weekend to her presence seer thank you for joining us thank you so much pleasure to be here and what a wonderful introduction will you look was an absolute delight to read we are really sisters in hand and i don't want to jump ahead too far in your story but we share a lot in common in our relationship with bear an elephant and others you call them wild beasts t says our spirit guides yeah i know in i've gotten a chance to look at your book and really enjoy it i love it somebody's made a point of focusing on the white spirit animals because i find that whole area really fascinating let's start where you started in life i mean i try to do this with a lot of my guest is get a little picture of your childhood because i have found that often it's in childhood we find clues we forget about until we get out of the way how would you describe your childhood well my parents who were pretty bohemian furtive hippies i would say our home and they grew finger in minnesota where you know most of the time a fan every living more with that i could be outside and a lot of times in the summer i would serve live in the creek than a little rain showers around my house to kind of you know playing makebelieve and sort of hanging out there so spent a lot of time in nature and was kind of also obsessed with animals like a under my little under the bed jerry od diarrhoea day kept as a child i written in there that i wanted to be a veterinarian or a veterinarian assistant you know me too um yeah i would i would never work because i was actually terrified of a lot of.
"joseph campbell" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Big fan of joseph campbell the and i always think your job creation mit uh i think is everything that is our identity bill and paul create the first product they created was the basic into pressure for the al tear and when i think about that in today's context in fact i was talking about how we're taking tools that are visuals studio tool oil and bringing it to the quantum computer obviously a lot has happened between the al tear in quantum but what comes naturally to microsoft is creating tools creating technology so that others can create more technology that to me is both the realization approve of these tools primarily software yeah that's right i mean this was the magic of what bill and paul and steve all recognised was soffer is that most malleable of resource that humankind is found that can be applied to any challenge in front of us and you see in today's world it's probably more lavin than even in nineteen 75 when microsoft was found it because of the prevalence of saw or digital technology light on life and network when a company somehow seems to be coming god knows mike's of at a lot of money it made a lot of money but there was a sense that either it had become complacent it had lost its way or simply other companies had run past it because of take apple is one take google is another amazon is that they're not in the same business but in the world of technology had left forward can you look at the company that you work for since the early 90s and say we had become complacent we were where we were because we lost what beyond our soul beyond but mehta's gray you know some of these comparisons are interesting because in some sense you could say the distance between us and our competition if that's the were lens through which review it in the late 90s maybe even in the early 2000s there was real daylight uh here and they were that's right and now there's more four five depending on how you count of fiber fuss competing every day and i like that i mean having more competition is a good thing that's capitalism works uh i don't think we should measure ourselves with the distance we have between us and our cop tishrin you you'd are you said it well when you said we don't kind.