Occidental Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: JCF (all but Amazon) 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
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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.

Primitive Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140194432
Category: Mythology
Page: 504
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The author of such acclaimed books as Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth discusses the primitive roots of mythology, examining them in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology.

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

Primitive Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1611780012
Category: Science
Page: 528
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Explore the power of myth as humanity first discovered it Collected Works of Joseph Campbell edition — with up-to-date science In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind's understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day. 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. Joseph Campbell Foundation has worked with scientists and academics to bring the anthropological and paleontological information Campbell explores in line with the best twenty-first century scholarship. (Comparative Mythology: paleontology, Neanderthal and Cro-magnon culture, neolithic and paleolithic art and religion.) "[T]he mask in a primitive festival is revered and experienced as a veritable apparition of the mythical being that it represents — even though everyone knows that a man made the mask and that a man is wearing it. The one wearing it, furthermore, is identified with the god during the time of the ritual of which the mask is a part. He does not merely represent the god; he is the god."— Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology

Myths to Live By


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
ISBN: 1611780004
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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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.

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.

The Historical Development of Mythology


Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1611780160
Category: Social Science
Page: 48
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In this fascinating overview of the shape of myths throughout human civilization’s expansion, Joseph Campbell lays out an overview of both the origins and the evolution of our myths. Campbell wrote this essay just as he was launching his seminal Masks of God series. “The Historical Development of Mythology” stands, in many ways, as a kind of prologue to that remarkable four-volume historical overview of the development of the mythological dimension of human culture.

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.

Thou Art That

Transforming Religious Tradition
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: JCF (all but Amazon) via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1611780152
Category: Religion
Page: 211
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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

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.

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 Mythic Image


Author: Joseph Campbell,M. J. Abadie
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691018393
Category: Religion
Page: 552
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Mythic themes over five millennia support the idea that since dreams and myths originate in an inner world unknown to consciousness, dreams provide a direct and fruitful approach to mythology

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.

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

The Way of the Sufi


Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: Octagon Press Ltd
ISBN: 0863040837
Category: Philosophy
Page: 287
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Sufism, the mystical aspect of Islam, has had a lasting effect on the literature of that religion. It's teachings aim at perfecting the human mind. This is an anthology of Sufi writings which form an introduction to this body of thought.

Of Two Minds

An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry
Author: T.M. Luhrmann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791904
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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In this groundbreaking book, Tanya Luhrmann -- among the most admired of young American anthropologists -- brings her acute intelligence and her sophisticated powers of observation to bear on the world of psychiatry. On the basis of extensive interviews with patients and doctors, as well as day-to-day investigative fieldwork in residency programs, private psychiatric hospitals, and state hospitals, Luhrmann shows us how psychiatrists are trained, how they develop their particular way of seeing and listening to their patients, what makes a psychiatrist successful, and how the enormous ambiguities in the field affect its practitioners and patients. How do psychiatrists learn to do what they do? What is it like for psychiatrists to deal with people who are in emotional extremity? How does the choice between drug therapy and talk therapy, each of which requires very different skills, affect the way psychiatrists understand their patients? Boldly and with sharp insight, Luhrmann takes the reader into the world of young doctors in training. At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMOs are forcing caregivers to take the pharmacological route, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the struggle -- do we treat people's brains or their minds? -- and allows us to see exactly what is at stake. From the Hardcover edition.