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May 27, 1987 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
God is a metaphor for a mystery that absolutely transcends all categories of human thought . . . . It's as simple as that. --Joseph Campbell In 1910 or thereabouts, Joseph Campbell was an enchanted spectator when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show galloped into New York City and shot up the town. Decades later, he was equally enthralled by an astronaut's account of floating between the Earth and the sun.
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October 7, 1993 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Don't Myth With Joe Campbell." New York City bumper sticker circa 1960s. The late Joseph Campbell was a mythologist of mythical proportions. Though a reluctant guru, Campbell's high-intensity lectures and television appearances turned him into a pin-up for the pop-culture set. He shared ideas with everyone from Carl Jung to John Steinbeck to the Indian mystic Jiddu Krishnamurti, and once appeared onstage with the Grateful Dead.
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NEWS
January 3, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER GOODRICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joseph Campbell was 23 and living in Paris when he decided to devote himself to writing what he called an "Outline of Everything." Campbell had by then earned a master's degree in medieval literature from Columbia University, but he was concerned that "my official studies were having little if anything to do with the central problems of my own life"--that his formal education, despite its excellence, had not brought him any closer to "the discovery of the center which had to be found."
NEWS
January 3, 1992 | CHRISTOPHER GOODRICH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joseph Campbell was 23 and living in Paris when he decided to devote himself to writing what he called an "Outline of Everything." Campbell had by then earned a master's degree in medieval literature from Columbia University, but he was concerned that "my official studies were having little if anything to do with the central problems of my own life"--that his formal education, despite its excellence, had not brought him any closer to "the discovery of the center which had to be found."
NEWS
October 7, 1993 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Don't Myth With Joe Campbell." New York City bumper sticker circa 1960s. The late Joseph Campbell was a mythologist of mythical proportions. Though a reluctant guru, Campbell's high-intensity lectures and television appearances turned him into a pin-up for the pop-culture set. He shared ideas with everyone from Carl Jung to John Steinbeck to the Indian mystic Jiddu Krishnamurti, and once appeared onstage with the Grateful Dead.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The family that has controlled the Campbell Soup Co. for more than a century and made its red-and-white soup cans a common sight in the nation's cupboards has split over ownership of the giant food maker. Three nieces of Campbell's late chairman, John T. Dorrance Jr., and their husbands on Thursday said they want to sell their 17% stake in Campbell.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Watch Bill Moyers tonight and you'll see someone who smiles a lot, obviously happy just to be in the company of Joseph Campbell, a man of sweeping intellect, vitality and teaching spirit. A towering authority on mythology, Campbell died last October at age 83, leaving behind not only a wealth of published works, but also a video legacy--23 hours of interviews that he taped with Moyers during the last two summers of his life.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA TYSON, Times Staff Writer
His 40-year-old book has reached the best-seller list. Conferences and discussion groups are springing up to talk about his ideas. His name is revered by screenwriters and psychologists. A year and a half after his death, mythologist Joseph Campbell is more popular than ever. Since last spring's broadcast of "The Power of Myth," a six-part PBS series of conversations with journalist Bill Moyers, and the publication of a companion book, Campbell has been reaching an ever-widening audience.
NEWS
August 21, 1990
Joseph B. Campbell, presiding judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal based in San Bernardino, has died. He was 65. Campbell, who lived in Victorville, died Friday at St. Mary's Desert Valley Hospital in Apple Valley after a long bout with cancer. The judge had served on the appellate bench since 1986 and had been a judge of the San Bernardino County Superior Court from 1972 until his appellate appointment.
BOOKS
May 20, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Michael Toms, the host of New Dimensions Radio, conducted these interviews with Joseph Campell, the noted scholar of mythology and anthropology, over a ten-year period. Campbell argues that myths contain psychological elements that are essential to the development of the individual, but debunks many false notions about the importance and origins mythology.
NEWS
August 21, 1990
Joseph B. Campbell, presiding judge of the 4th District Court of Appeal based in San Bernardino, has died. He was 65. Campbell, who lived in Victorville, died Friday at St. Mary's Desert Valley Hospital in Apple Valley after a long bout with cancer. The judge had served on the appellate bench since 1986 and had been a judge of the San Bernardino County Superior Court from 1972 until his appellate appointment.
BOOKS
May 20, 1990 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Michael Toms, the host of New Dimensions Radio, conducted these interviews with Joseph Campell, the noted scholar of mythology and anthropology, over a ten-year period. Campbell argues that myths contain psychological elements that are essential to the development of the individual, but debunks many false notions about the importance and origins mythology.
NEWS
January 6, 1990 | LAURA KAUFMAN
The man struggling for life in the hospital's intensive-care unit made but one request. He wanted his friend, David Novak, to tell him a story. So Novak obliged, recounting the courage of a tiny spider who, against all odds, scaled a water spout after nearly drowning in a rainstorm. "Early one morning in Spider Town, before the sun came up, all was quiet and still," Novak began. "The cool dew was clinging to the sleepy spider webs, and not a web was stirring. . . . " For his ailing friend, the tale of the spider "was like a warm cup of tea on a cold night," said Novak, a professional storyteller.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The family that has controlled the Campbell Soup Co. for more than a century and made its red-and-white soup cans a common sight in the nation's cupboards has split over ownership of the giant food maker. Three nieces of Campbell's late chairman, John T. Dorrance Jr., and their husbands on Thursday said they want to sell their 17% stake in Campbell.
NEWS
April 16, 1989 | VIRGINIA TYSON, Times Staff Writer
His 40-year-old book has reached the best-seller list. Conferences and discussion groups are springing up to talk about his ideas. His name is revered by screenwriters and psychologists. A year and a half after his death, mythologist Joseph Campbell is more popular than ever. Since last spring's broadcast of "The Power of Myth," a six-part PBS series of conversations with journalist Bill Moyers, and the publication of a companion book, Campbell has been reaching an ever-widening audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Watch Bill Moyers tonight and you'll see someone who smiles a lot, obviously happy just to be in the company of Joseph Campbell, a man of sweeping intellect, vitality and teaching spirit. A towering authority on mythology, Campbell died last October at age 83, leaving behind not only a wealth of published works, but also a video legacy--23 hours of interviews that he taped with Moyers during the last two summers of his life.
NEWS
January 6, 1990 | LAURA KAUFMAN
The man struggling for life in the hospital's intensive-care unit made but one request. He wanted his friend, David Novak, to tell him a story. So Novak obliged, recounting the courage of a tiny spider who, against all odds, scaled a water spout after nearly drowning in a rainstorm. "Early one morning in Spider Town, before the sun came up, all was quiet and still," Novak began. "The cool dew was clinging to the sleepy spider webs, and not a web was stirring. . . . " For his ailing friend, the tale of the spider "was like a warm cup of tea on a cold night," said Novak, a professional storyteller.
MAGAZINE
February 16, 1992 | DEANNE STILLMA, Deanne Stillman is working on a book about surf culture, to be published by Dell
TO USE THE PARLANCE OF THE time, mythology is making a comeback. I'm not referring to such modern myths as: There's a giant alligator living in the sewers of Manhattan, Jimi Hendrix is alive and living on the same island as Jimmy Hoffa and Jim Croce, or Ted Koppel has no legs. I am referring to the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome--lore passed through the centuries by oracles, witches and pagans.
NEWS
May 27, 1987 | GARRY ABRAMS, Times Staff Writer
God is a metaphor for a mystery that absolutely transcends all categories of human thought . . . . It's as simple as that. --Joseph Campbell In 1910 or thereabouts, Joseph Campbell was an enchanted spectator when Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show galloped into New York City and shot up the town. Decades later, he was equally enthralled by an astronaut's account of floating between the Earth and the sun.
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