About Joey…

Mythologist/Teacher 1904 – 1987

1904 – 1987

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

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces” (1949) is one of his best-known books. It discusses the monomyth cycle of the hero’s journey, a pattern found in many cultures. George Lucas has said he based Star Wars on ideas from ‘Hero.’


The PBS Series, “The Power of Myth” with Bill Moyers (first broadcast in 1988) catapulted Campbell’s visibility.

Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell for The Power of Myth, a TV documentary that aired in 1988.

Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell for The Power of Myth, a TV documentary that aired in 1988.


Notable Quotables
“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.”
“Never get into a rut. Never do work that does not help you achieve an ambition worthy of your talents. Keep physically and mentally alive.”


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