Provocative and exhilarating, The Collected Lectures of Joseph Campbell draws together the acclaimed mythologist's most wide-ranging and insightful talks. The 90 titles that will ultimately comprise this collection provide an inspiring glimpse into one of the great minds of our time.
From the Star Wars trilogy to the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world.
Always at his best as an impromptu speaker, Campbell shines in these newly-collected and remastered recordings, both as a scholar and as a master storyteller.
Roomful of Sky Records is proud to be working in close cooperation with the
Joseph Campbell Foundation to collect, edit, digitize and master this authoritative collection of the mythologist's recorded work.
Series I, collecting talks from early in Campbell's career as a public speaker, primarily focuses on thirty classic recordings which have previously been released on cassette and CD (although they are now being completely re-mastered and optimized for today's higher quality consumer audio equipment).
Series II & Series III, collecting talks from Campbell's middle and late career, focus on previously unavailable recordings, ultimately comprising an additional sixty lectures! Although the Collected Lectures are designed so that offerings fit within the context of a themed volume, each selection is able to stand alone.
Access download links, transcripts, descriptions and dedicated discussion forums for each lecture by clicking on the individual album covers and titles below!
Volume 1: Mythology and the Individual
Volume 2: Inward Journey - East and West
Volume 1: A Brief History of World Mythology
"Follow Your Bliss"-- A Dream Come True for Roomful of Sky!
The works of Joseph Campbell (particularly the well-known
Power of Myth
series with Bill Moyers, frequently aired on PBS) have long been a huge source of inspiration for popular singer/songwriter-- and Roomful of Sky Records founder--
Joseph Campbell - Lecturing at Sarah Lawrence College in 1980
(photo courtesy of the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF))
Campbell's well-known phrase,
"Follow Your Bliss,"
represents a distillation of what he felt all the great wisdom traditions of the world ultimately convey to us: give yourself fully to your own deepest calling and pursue your own unique path, regardless of the challenges. When you do so, you are not only living to your fullest-- some might even say 'divine'-- potential, but you are also bringing something vital, energizing and essential to the world-- something which couldn't be gotten from anywhere else, other than by your efforts.
It was in the heeding of this message and
following his own bliss,
that Phil started Roomful of Sky Records, and the creative community surrounding it, in the first place, and in which he was also inspired to formulate the community's own catch-phrase:
"Paint the walls of your cage with a dream."
In a world full of larger and more established record labels and media outlets, Phil (and the entire Roomful of Sky family) could not be more thrilled and honored to provide a home for the recorded legacy of Joseph Campbell. We will continue to work alongside the
Joseph Campbell Foundation
in bringing these inspiring works to you in accessible audio form for years to come...
Follow your bliss... and amazing things DO happen!
All lectures written and spoken by Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
Release Producer: Phil Robinson
Original Series I Editorial: Mark Watts
Original Series II Recording & Editorial: Paul Herbert
Editorial Guidance and Oversight: David Kudler, Robert Walter,
Voice-overs: Maura Vaughn
Voice-Over Recording: David Crawford, David Kudler
Mixing and Mastering: Carl Golembeski,
G2 Audio Solutions, NY
Mixing and Mastering: Robert L. Smith,
Defy Recordings, NY
Music: Richard Patterson, Ph Studio
Graphic Design: Richard Patterson, Carisa Swenson
Archival and Production Assistance: Jesse Taylor-Vermont
Transcriptions: Sarah Grant