Occidental Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1611780039
Category: Social Science
Page: 830
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Explore the power of myth as it flowered in the ancient Near East and the Classical World In this third volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the pagan religions of Greece, Rome, and the Celts, as well as the Abrahamic religions — Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Exploring the West’s shift from female-centered to male-centered mythology, Campbell examines the distinguishing characteristics and the shared root concepts of these mythologies.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 is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. (Comparative Mythology: Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Celtic mythology, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Classical World)

Occidental Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285640573
Category:
Page: 576
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This volume covers the central myths that still inform the consciousness of the European West. The author traces these back to the cosmology built around the Levantine earth-goddess of the Bronze Age.

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

Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion


Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845700696
Category: Religion
Page: 248
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Die Geschichte des Mannes Moses und seine ägyptische Herkunft werden zunächst in der Art eines historischen Romans entwickelt. Aus der Geschichte des Mannes wächst die seines Werkes und die des jüdischen Volkes. Herkunft und Entwicklung des jüdischen Monotheismus, eines Schrittes in der Entwicklung zur Geistigkeit, seine Abhängigkeit von Ägypten und seine weiteren Schicksale lassen sich aus der Geschichte ihres Schöpfers ableiten. Freud schafft einen Zugang zum Verständnis vieler Eigenschaften des jüdischen Volkes, vor allem aber gewinnt er einen neuen Ausblick auf das Wesen der Religion. Überarbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1939.

The Myth of the Great Ending

Why We've Been Longing for the End of Days Since the Beginning of Time
Author: Joseph M. Felser
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830445
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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From Christian believers in the Apocalypse and the Rapture to New Age enthusiasts of prophecies concerning the year 2012, Doomsday lore has been a part of culture, a myth that colors how we perceive the world. Why do we remain obsessed with Doomsday myths even when they fail to materialize? What if we haven’t recognized the true message of these myths? Blending history, psychology, metaphysics, and story, philosopher and author Joseph Felser explores the spiritual questions raised by these enduring myths. Along the way he consults the work of Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Black Elk, Wovoka, Itzhak Bentov, Jane Roberts, Seth, Hermann Hesse, Ingo Swann, David Bohm, Fred Alan Wolf, J. Allen Boone, William James, and Robert Monroe through ever-widening circles of understanding. Felser suggests that our obsession with “The End of the World” hides a repressed, healthy longing for reconciliation with our inner and outer worlds--with nature and our own natural spirituality. He urges us to recognize and act upon that longing. When we begin to listen to nature’s voice and pay heed to our own dreams--including visions, intuitions, and instinctive promptings--the greatest revolution in all history will unfold. We can create a future of our own choosing, a beginning rather than an ending.

Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)

Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell
Author: Kenneth L. Golden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317550862
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 290
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This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest an existing, transcendent unity of all humankind. His interpretations foster an openness, even a generous appreciation of, all myths; and he attempts to generate a broad, sympathetic understanding of the role of these ‘stories’ in human history, in our present-day lives, and in the possibilities of our future.

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.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers


Author: John R. Shook
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1843710374
Category:
Page: 2698
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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.

Signs & Symbols

An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings
Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140533648X
Category: History
Page: 352
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From ancient hieroglyphs to modern-day graffiti, discover the secrets, origins and meanings of over 2,000 signs and symbols The world around us is filled with signs and symbols. Modern signs like alphabets and flags are universally recognisable, whereas many symbols of ancient derivation are hard to decipher. Explore the fascinating origins and meanings of the signs and symbols people have used over the centuries and discover how they have been interpreted in myth, religion, folklore, art and contemporary culture. Find out why a flag at half-mast is a symbol of mourning, why a heart pierced by an arrow is a symbol of love and the ancient roots of fertility symbols.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology


Author: David Leeming
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190288884
Category: Social Science
Page: 520
View: 1988

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Cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain, fraught with expression thousands of years later; point to an early human desire to form a cultural identity. In the Oxford Companion to World Mythology, David Leeming explores the role of mythology, or myth-logic, in history and determines that the dreams of specific cultures add up to a larger collective story of humanity. Stopping short of attempting to be all-inclusive, this fascinating volume will nonetheless be comprehensive, opening with an introduction exploring the nature and dimensions of myth and proposing a definition as a universal language. Briefly dipping into the ways our understanding of myth has changed from Aristotle and Plato to modern scholars such as Joseph Campbell, the introduction loosely places the concept in its present context and precedes articles on influential mythologists and mythological approaches that appear later in the Companion. The main body of Leemings work consists of A-Z entries covering all aspects of mythology, including substantial essays on the worlds major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), mythological types and motifs (Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, the Trickster, Creation, the Quest), mythological figures (Odysseus, Zeus, Osiris, Spider Woman, and Inanna) as well as numerous interrelated subjects such as fairly tales and legends. The Companion also locates myth in our lives today, relating it to language patterns, psychology, religion, politics, art, and gender attitudes. Many of the better-known and more significant myths are vividly retold in this volume that will be illustrated with maps, more than 70 black and white images, and eight pages of color highlighting the central role art has often played in the transmission and perpetuation of myth. Following the entries, a rich section of appendices will include family trees of the major pantheons, equivalency charts for the gods of Greece and Rome, Babylon and Sumer, as well as other traditions, an extensive bibliography, and an index.

Was ist Gott?

Das Buch der 24 Philosophen
Author: Kurt Flasch
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406621023
Category: Philosophy
Page: 128
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Das „Buch der 24 Philosophen“ ist einer der geheimnisvollsten und wirkungsmächtigsten philosophischen Texte des Mittelalters. Angeblich geht das Buch auf Hermes Trismegistos zurück. Doch wahrscheinlich stammt es aus dem 12. Jahrhundert. Auf die Frage „Was ist Gott?“ geben vierundzwanzig philosophische Meister eine Antwort. Die 24 Definitionen (z. B. „Gott ist eine unendliche Sphäre, deren Mitte überall und deren Umkreis nirgends ist“) haben das philosophische und spekulative Denken durch viele Jahrhunderte bis in unsere Zeit angeregt. Kurt Flasch hat diesen Klassiker erstmals ins Deutsche übersetzt und in diesem Band kommentiert herausgeben.

Thresholds of Initiation


Author: Joseph L. Henderson
Publisher: Chiron Publications
ISBN: 1888602325
Category: Psychology
Page: 270
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Basing his study on Jung s archetypal theory especially that of initiation Thresholds of Initiation represents thirty years of testing the theory in analytical practice. Joseph Henderson considers archetypes to be predictable patterns of inner conditioning that lead to certain essential changes and shows the parallels between individual psychological self-development and the rites that marked initiation in the past. Dr. Henderson s topics include the uninitiated; return of the mother; remaking a man; trial by strength; the rite of vision; thresholds of initiation; initiation and the principle of ego-development in adolescence; and initiation in the process of individuation. This is essential reading for an understanding of the universal nature of initiation, especially as it relates traditional initiatory practices to Jung s theory of archetypes."

Parallel Myths


Author: J.F. Bierlein
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307754642
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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An entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world's greatest myths -- and the central role they have played through time. From the Trade Paperback edition.