For those that are put off by Campbells seeming phallocentricism, might I suggest Carol Pearsons book "The Six Archtypes We Live By" (if memory serves me correctly). She picks up where Campbell seems to have left off, describing the archtypes of innocents, martyrs, wanderers, warriors, orphans, and magi, all from a female author that strives for andrygony. While I find it rather unfortunate that Campbell may have been antisemitic and/or phallocentric, this does not invalidate his works. There is subjectivisim in every product of an individual, regardless of their efforts to remain objective, and this must always be taken into account (not to mention others' subjective perception of such a product). And finally, I appreciate the diversity of viewpoints provided, (with or with out their accompanying reference sources) and would also like to point out that Campbell doesn't have to be en vogue to provide valuable insights to society. --Jayson BTW - The Arthurian Legend/Star Wars debate appears to have continued in SciFi Lovers Digest for those interested.