Pathways with Joseph Campbell

The Functions of Ritual

Episode Summary

Joseph Campbell speaks at Cooper Union in New York in 1964 on the many functions of ritual and how it shapes the individual, the consequences of the degradation of ritual, and the role of creativity in ritual. Host, Brad Olson, offers an introduction and commentary after the talk in this episode of the Pathways podcast.

Episode Notes

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Pathways with Joseph Campbell is hosted by Brad Olson, PhD and is a production of the Joseph Campbell Foundation. It is produced by John Bucher and Ilya Smirnoff. Executive Producer, Robert Walter. Audio and editing services provided by Seth Bailin. 

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