Joseph Campbell was born in 1904 in New York. He received his Bachelors Degree from Columbia University in 1925 and his Masters Degree in 1927. He was then awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. He was best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His philosophy is often summarized by the phrase: “Follow your bliss.” He passed away in 1987.
Excerpted from "A Joseph Campbell Companion", selected and edited by Diane K. Osbon and published by HarperCollins in 1991.
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