As a devotee of the art of storytelling I am a big fan of Joseph Campbell’s work in comparative mythology. He had a gift for revealing the fundamental elements common in stories across cultures and exploring how they can (and do) work in our daily lives.
I recently came across this blog by James Baquet which provides a solid overview of Campbell’s major themes. If you are unfamiliar with Campbell’s work this is a perfect place to start the journey.
As wonderful as Campbell’s writing is, (The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By , etc…) listening to him share his passion and insight in conversation is where I find him most inspiring. If you’ve never seen/heard The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers I strongly urge you to do so. The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell with Michael Toms is not as well known but is also worth hearing.