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The Joseph Campbell Foundation's Book Club

Dive into books that unearth the ancient, the hidden, and the long-forgotten. Reveal the Myth & Meaning in every story.

Dive into books that unearth the ancient, the hidden, and the long-forgotten. Reveal the Myth & Meaning in every story.

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About the Club

Myth and Meaning examines mythology through both fiction and non-fiction lenses to unearth the ancient, the hidden, and the long-forgotten.

Joseph Campbell was a prolific American author and professor whose explorations of mythology and religion left a resounding impact on the literary world. His foundation exists to preserve, protect, and perpetuate his mythic vision.

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Each month they'll pick a new book to read together that will transport you through time and cultures.

In November, the Joseph Campbell Foundation Book Club is reading Circe by Madeline Miller.

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- Joseph Campbell Foundation

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What kind of books does the Joseph Campbell Foundation pick for its book club?

Each one of us is a chapter in the greatest story ever written, a narrative of exploration and discovery remembered not only in myth but encoded in our blood. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, introduces us to cultures on the verge of being forgotten in The Wayfinders. Within these pages we visit faraway places with ancient rituals to answer the question: What is "civilization?"

This book, and all Joseph Campbell Foundation book club picks, are being discussed — only in the Literati app.

Caught between the realms of gods and mortals, Circe must find where she belongs. This is an epic story of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love, and loss—and a celebration of indomitable female strength in a male-dominated world.

The Joseph Campbell Foundation Book Club is discussing this book in the Literati app—right now!

Masculinity. How has this concept been defined through the ages, and how has it evolved? In this thought-provoking bestseller, we are challenged to reimagine and deepen our understanding of what it means to be masculine.

Discussion begins Dec. 1!

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