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    Joseph Campbell Gayley Rousseau Psychology 300 February 18‚ 2013 Joseph Campbell The psychosocial‚ theoretical‚ and personality traits‚ of Joseph Campbell have all played significant roles in his overall personality development. He has spent the majority of his life studying and teaching based on his quest for knowledge about the similarities between mythology and religion and to make sense of the ethos of dreams. Mr. Campbell was born in 1904 to an upper middle class Irish Catholic family

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    each one and together‚ by overcoming the stressing modes that led them to suffering and considering therapy. S/he is flexible in creating and observes the effect of how s/he invites to create other perspectives. It is here that I find the work of Campbell most attractive. In his work “ The hero with thousand faces”…. He actually weaves in parallels of the journey made‚ to the process of therapy‚ which itself is adventure. Like in therapy there is insight generation‚ and the client returns to day

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    Questions: The Power of Myth Chapters 1-3 1. Myth reveals spiritual truth about the world. Why read myths? You need myths to find your truth. You have elaborate myths to compare to everyday experiences and to other myths. “Myths give a meaning to life (Campbell‚ 5). Mythology is a collection of stories based on one’s knowledge and stories of experience. Myths are clues to life meaning. They are clues to “spiritual potentialities” or your potential to develop spiritually and finding your inner self. For

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    Running head: FINAL PROJECT: JOSEPH CAMPBELL Final Project: Joseph Campbell Sharon R. Stone Walden University Lifespan Development PSYC 6215 Carolyn King PhD March 18th‚ 2012 Final Project: Joseph Campbell When he died in 1987‚ Newsweek magazine cited that “Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture” (Joseph C. Foundation‚ 2012‚ para 24). From Campbell’s influence on the Star Wars trilogy to the influence

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    Joseph Campbell Hero’s Journey Joseph Campbell described the hero’s journey as occurring in a cycle consisting of three phases: Departure‚ where the hero leaves his comfortable and familiar world and ventures into the darkness of the unknown; Initiation‚ where the hero is subjected to a series of tests in which he must prove his character; and Return‚ in which the hero brings the boon of his quest back for the benefit of his people. The hero’s journey is about growth and passage. The journey

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    with Bill Moyers‚ Joseph Campbell answered philosophical and almost spiritual questions through discussing mythology. At first‚ I genuinely thought he was lunatic but‚ there was something about his words that were relatable and fundamental. The discussion of Campbell’s book‚ The Hero with a Thousand Faces‚ exhibited a pattern in all heroes throughout time and cultures. Accompanied by examples from famous pieces like Star Wars‚ Campbell revealed a hero that we all relate to. Campbell mentioned that

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    Interpretations of Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey ____________________________________________________________ The Hero’s Journey: 1. Heroes are introduced in the ORDINARY WORLD‚ where 2. they receive the CALL TO ADVENTURE. 3. They are RELUCTANT at first or REFUSE THE CALL‚ but 4. are encouraged by a MENTOR to 5. CROSS THE FIRST THRESHOLD and enter the Special World‚ where 6. they encounter TESTS‚ ALLIES‚ AND ENEMIES. 7. They APPROACH THE INMOST CAVE‚ crossing a second threshold 8. where

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    Early in the The Hero With A Thousand Faces‚ Joseph Campbell boldly announces‚ “the very dreams that blister sleep‚ boil up from the basic‚ magic ring of myth” (p. 11). Campbell argues that myth serves to suffice for some psychological deficiencies and tribulations in the average human life. Furthermore‚ dreams offer a revelation of what is haunting the unconscious mind of an individual‚ with far less attention to the collective troubles of humankind. Campbell evaluates the contrasts of the two concepts

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    the answer to such a simply-put‚ yet broad question usually doesn’t exceed a standard myth’s generalities. Most people will conclude that a myth is fiction and neglect to realize that the overall definition goes far beyond that. According to Joseph Campbell‚ neither a myth nor the hero’s story from within the myth is manufactured by its author; moreover‚ a myth is a collective and unconscious exploitation of the mind in which it dwells. It thrives off of representations and ideas from within the

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    3. JOSEPH CAMPBELL’S THEORY: THE MONOMYTH Joseph Campbell was born in New York 26thof March 1904 and died in Honolulu 30th of October 1987. When he was a student in the University of Columbia‚ he read some of the legends of King Arthur and found similar kinds of themes and motifs that occurred as well in the stories ofNative Americans that he had read as a child. Later in his life‚ he got acquainted with the theories of two renowned psychologists‚ Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and the literary

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