Bob Walter on the Life and Work of Joseph Campbell

Bob Walter, Sam Stern

May 18, 2018






Length: 51:14. Bob Walter is the executive director and board president of the Joseph Campbell foundation. Walter was Joseph Campbell’s editor for the last ten years of his life and the editorial director of "The Historical Atlas of World Mythology." Following Campbell’s death in 1987, he served as literary executor of Campbell’s estate, and continues to oversee the publication of Joseph Campbell’s writings. In this episode, Walter talks about the work and the life of Campbell, a central figure in Esalen’s history, as well as the human potential movement. Bonus: this episode contains some original Joseph Campbell clips taken from a speech he gave at the Esalen institute, on October 12th, 1967, entitled, “Freud, Jung, and Kundalini Yoga.” Enjoy.


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