Myths to Live By

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780004

Category: Philosophy

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In Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs; the creative imagination.Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere. With a foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild. This digital edition is the first ebook issued as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; it is newly illustrated and redesigned.

Myths to live by

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Examines the myth-making process since primitive times to demonstrate the ways in which specific myths reflect human needs

Pathways to Bliss

Mythology and Personal Transformation: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458749118

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as ''other people's religion.'' But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment - or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic bestselling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives. Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives. He explores the many insights of Carl Jung; the notion of self as the hero; and how East and West differ in their approaches to the ego. The book also includes an extensive question-and-answer session that ranges from mythological readings of the Bible to how the Hero's Journey unfolds for women. With his usual wit and insight, Campbell draws connections between ancient symbols and modern art, schizophrenia and the Hero's Journey. Along the way, he shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780063

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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One of Joseph Campbell's most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope.Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute held in celebration of the scholar's eightieth birthday, the Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent and inspiring.

The Power of Myth

Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307794725

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hero's Journey

Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577314042

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

The Flight of the Wild Gander

Explorations in the Mythological Dimension Selected Essays 1944-1968

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577312109

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.

Oriental Mythology

Masks of God, vol. II

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780020

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Explore the power of myth as it flowered in Asia In this second volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell's major work of comparative mythology — the pre-eminent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan. The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell's masterworks. On completing it, he wrote: Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge. This new digital edition, part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series, includes over forty new illustrations. "It is impossible to read this startling and entertaining book without an enlarged sense of total human possibility and an increased receptivity—'open-endedness' as Thomas Mann called it—to the still living past." — Robert Gorham Davis

The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Metaphor as Myth and as Religion

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577312090

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Created from a powerful set of lectures delivered by the "father of modern mythology," this exciting book--the second in the series Collected Works of Joseph Campbell--suggests that laws of physics that govern the universe are also at play within the human consciousness.

Thou Art That

Transforming Religious Metaphor

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1611780152

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation Reviews: “[A] romp through the Judeo-Christian tradition — a lightning-paced tour with an extremely knowledgeable and provocative guide to illuminate some intriguing, untrammeled paths.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “It is Campbell the armchair speaker who shines through, buoyant with life and with comments that are eerily relevant to current times.” — Parabola “The work confirms the commonality of the human experience. A much-needed prescription in today’s world.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Transformations of Myth Through Time

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060964634

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.

Myths America Lives By

White Supremacy and the Stories That Give Us Meaning

Author: Richard T. Hughes

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252050800

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Six myths lie at the heart of the American experience. Taken as aspirational, four of those myths remind us of our noblest ideals, challenging us to realize our nation's promise while galvanizing the sense of hope and unity we need to reach our goals. Misused, these myths allow for illusions of innocence that fly in the face of white supremacy, the primal American myth that stands at the heart of all the others.

Myths of Light

Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577314035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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This previously unpublished title shows Campbell's remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. The book collects seven lectures and articles ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Campbell conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.--From publisher description.

The Ecstasy of Being

Mythology and Dance

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608683666

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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A wide-ranging exploration of art, dance, and myth that honors the work of Campbell's wife, Jean Erdman

The Myths We Live By

Author: Mary Midgley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807535

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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With a new Introduction by the author 'An elegant and sane little book. – The New Statesman Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings as machines, which originates in the seventeenth century, is a today a potent force. Far from being the opposite of science, however, Midgley argues that myth is a central part of it. Myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols for interpreting the world. Tackling a dazzling array of subjects such as philosophy, evolutionary psychology, animals, consciousness and the environment in her customary razor-sharp prose, The Myths We Live By reminds us of the powerful role of symbolism and the need to take our imaginative life seriously. Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of many books including Wickedness, Evolution as a Religion, Beast and Man and Science and Poetry. All are published in Routledge Classics.

The Masks of God

Creative Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140194401

Category: Social Science

Page: 730

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Studies the development of man's philosophical views of supreme beings in primitive, Eastern, and Western culture.

The Universal Myths

Heroes, Gods, Tricksters and Others

Author: Alexander Eliot,Joseph Campbell,Mircea Eliade

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781439513330

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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A comprehensive presentation of the great themes and images of the myths of cultures around the globe and the significance of myth in the history of religion