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The Joseph Campbell Foundation's Book Club

This book club is for the thinkers, dreamers, and philosophers. Welcome to Myth & Meaning.

This book club is for the thinkers, dreamers, and philosophers. Welcome to Myth & Meaning.

About the Club

Each month, a Joseph Campbell Scholar will guide you through new frameworks for understanding humanity. Explore mythology, psychology, and the fundamental stories we share as a species. Connect to ancient wisdom through classic and contemporary narratives with the Myth and Meaning book club.

Joseph Campbell was a prolific American author and professor whose explorations of mythology and religion reframed the way the literary world views stories. His foundation exists to preserve, protect, and perpetuate his work.

How It Works

Literati membership includes books curated by The Joseph Campbell Foundation and exclusive access to thoughtful conversations about the stories we read.

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New Book Each Month

A new hardcover or paperback book delivered to your door

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Sent with Exclusive Notes

A note for you from your Club's Luminary

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Literati membership is $25 a month. Annual members save 20%.

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

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

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?"

Circe by Madeline Miller

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.

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover

Masculinity. How has this concept been defined through the ages, and how has it evolved? In this thought-provoking book, by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, we are challenged to reimagine and deepen our understanding of what it means to be masculine. Explore the archetypes of boyhood and the rites of passage into mature masculinity through Jungian analysis. You'll see every male you know more clearly after reading this book.

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One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg

In the mood for a revised fairytale? Then you’re in for a treat. Take Arabian Night’s Scheherazade—but subvert her story with a feminist twist, make it a graphic novel, and here’s the result. Offering clever scrutiny of religion and relationships, it’s a mesmerizing tale that showcases the true power of storytelling, with gorgeous illustrations to match.

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Each month, we'll pick a new book to read together that will transport and transform you.

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Join us in becoming time travelers and adventurers on our continual quest for meaning.

- Joseph Campbell Foundation

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