The Joseph Campbell Foundation is a US not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserve, protect and perpetuate the work of influential American mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904–1987). It fosters academic and popular discussion in the fields of comparative mythology and religion, psychology and culture through its publishing program, events, local groups (Mythological RoundTable(R) groups) and its internet presence.
The foundation was created in 1991 by Campbell's widow, choreographer Jean Erdman, and by his longtime editor Robert Walter, who continues to this day as the foundation's president.
Among the initiatives undertaken by the JCF are:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, a series of books and recordings (both previously released and posthumous) that pulls together Campbell's myriad-minded work
Volume I: The Way of the Animal Powers (1983) (reprint in two parts: Part 1: Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers (1988); Part 2: Mythologies of the Great Hunt (1988))
Volume II: The Way of the Seeded Earth (Part 1: The Sacrifice (1988); Part 2: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The North Americas (1989); Part 3: Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas (1989))
Transformations of Myth Through Time (1990)
A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (1991). editor Diane K. Osbon
Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: On the Art of James Joyce (1993). editor Edmund L. Epstein
The Mythic Dimension: Selected Essays (1959–1987) (1993). editor Anthony Van Couvering
Baksheesh & Brahman: Indian Journals (1954–1955) (1995). editors Robin/Stephen Larsen & Anthony Van Couvering
Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor (2001). editor Eugene Kennedy
Sake & Satori: Asian Journals - Japan (2002). editor David Kudler
Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal (2003). editor David Kudler
Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation (2004). editor David Kudler