John Bucher is a mythologist, storyteller, and writer who serves as Creative Director for the Joseph Campbell Foundation. He is also an author, podcaster, and speaker.
He has worked with government and cultural leaders around the world as well as organizations including HBO, DC Comics, The History Channel, A24 Films, and Atlas Obscura. He has served as a producer, consultant, and writer for numerous film, television, magic and Virtual Reality projects. He is the author of six books including The Storytelling Almanac and The Emerald Tablet, a graphic novel adaptation of the classic esoteric text.
He holds a PhD in Mythology and Depth Psychology and has spoken on 6 continents about using the power of story and myth to reframe how individuals, organizations, cultures, and nations believe and behave.
tellingabetterstory.com // @tellingabetterstory
Magic and the Djinn in the Enchanted Lamp: Mythic Motifs from 1001 Nights to 3000 Years of Longing
Join mythologists John Bucher and Maryam Sayyad as they unpack the motif of the djinn in the enchanted lamp and get to the heart of magic. In narrative history, the djinn doesn’t always live in a small container; nor does he always fulfill people’s wishes. But when he does, we can be sure that the storyteller is telling us about desire—and about magic.