Paths to the Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and the Study of Religion
Author: Daniel C. Noel
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780824513894
Category: Myth
Page: 228
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Noel presents "a compelling analysis of one of this century's great teachers" (Spiritual Studies Center Book News)--"a welcome academic response to the tremendous public appeal of Campbell's conversations with Bill Moyers" ( Harvest: Journal for Jungian Studies). Contributors include Harold G. Coward, Wendy Doniger, Robert A. Segal, Walter B. Gulick, and others.

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 Key

How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth
Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429932287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends in a satisfying, dramatic climax. Now, in The Key, Frey takes his no-nonsense, "Damn Good" approach and applies it to Joseph Campbell's insights into the universal structure of myths. Myths, says Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are just as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. Frey begins with the qualities found in mythic heros--ancient and modern--such as the hero's special talent, his or her wound, status as an "outlaw," and so on. He then demonstrates how the hero is initiated--sent on a mission, forced to learn the new rules, tested, and suffers a symbolic death and rebirth--before he or she can return home. Using dozens of classical and contemporary novels and films as models, Frey shows how these motifs and forms work their powerful magic on the reader's imagination. The Key is designed as a practical step-by-step guide for fiction writers and screen writers who want to shape their own ideas into a mythic story.

Once and Future Myths

The Power of Ancient Stories in Our Lives
Author: Phil Cousineau
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781573248648
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 342
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Drawing from classic myths, a fascinating guide shows how people can obtain a deeper comprehension of work, love, creativity, and spirituality by becoming aware of myths in everyday life and presents new accounts of such contemporary mythmakers as Jim Morrison and Vincent van Gogh, explaining how these icons had a profound impact on history and culture. 35,000 first printing.

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.

Millennial Mythmaking

Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games
Author: John Perlich,David Whitt
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455926
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
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Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.

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.

Pathways to Bliss

Mythology and Personal Transformation
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577314719
Category: Religion
Page: 194
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The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces applies the collective wisdom of mythology to everyday life, making connections among ancient symbols, modern art, mental illness, and the journey of the Hero, all with characteristic wit and insight.

Jetzt! Die Kraft der Gegenwart

Ein Leitfaden zum spirituellen Erwachen
Author: Eckhart Tolle
Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag
ISBN: 3899010094
Category: Reference
Page: 224
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Dieses Buch, bestechend in seiner Einfachheit und Poesie, ist ein Augenöffner und Herzöffner für jeden, vom Anfänger in spirituellen Dingen bis zum "alten Hasen". Alle Hintertürchen werden sanft geschlossen, bis wir vor dem Jetzt stehen. Hier ist ein Tor, sagt Eckhart, nutze es! Die englischsprachige Version des Buches ist schon seit Monaten ein Geheimtipp, nun ist endlich die Übersetzung da. Kein Wunder, dass Eckhart Tolle so begehrt ist - die größten, tiefsten Wahr-heiten klingen bei ihm so einleuchtend, schlicht und klar, dass man plötzlich alles versteht, ja, nicht nur versteht, sondern erlebt. Dieser Moment, das Jetzt, das Hier, der Körper...so einfach ist der Fokus, und in der Einfachheit - welcher Reichtum! In jedem Wort schwingt das eigene Erleben des Autors mit, seine Demut, seine Liebe, seine Radikalität, sein Mitgefühl. Die Sprache ist exquisit und zugleich unbedingt präzise. Sorgsam werden wir in das Thema und seine eigene Begrifflichkeit eingeführt, jede Frage, die uns kommen könnte, wird beantwortet, jeder Einwand entlarvt. Eckhart zeigt uns, dass wir von Toren umgeben sind, die alle ins Erwachen führen - das Jetzt ist eins davon, doch auch unsere Beziehungen können zu Toren werden, unsere Konflikte, unser Leid. Das Leben beschert uns ständig neue Gelegenheiten und Eckhart macht uns wach dafür, aufmerksam. Er gibt uns unsere Macht zurück, unser Leben, unser Jetzt zu nützen. Denn: wenn nicht jetzt, wann dann?

Wo hat Prometheus das Feuer versteckt

Alles, was Sie über die Mythen der Welt wissen sollten
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404606030
Category: Philosophy
Page: 704
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Mythen sind aus unserem Alltag nicht wegzudenken. Wir begegnen ihnen in Redewendungen, Filmen, Büchern und Popsongs. Haben Sie schon einmal jemanden mit Argusaugen beobachtet, ein gigantisches Chaos angerichtet und sind in Panik geraten? Eben.Seit Jahrtausenden suchen die Menschen Antworten auf große Fragen: Woher kommen wir? Welche Bedeutung hat unser Leben? Warum gibt es das Böse? Aus den Antworten entstanden Geschichten, die den Grundstock für Wissenschaft, Religion, Philosophie und Populärkultur bilden sollten: die Mythen.

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen
Author: Matthew Syed
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423430656
Category: Psychology
Page: 360
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Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

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 Politics of Myth

A Study of C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell
Author: Robert Ellwood
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791443057
Category: Religion
Page: 207
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At the same time, they themselves tended toward individualistic views of the power of myth, believing that the world of ancient myth contained resources that could be of immense help to people baffled by the ambiguities and superficiality of modern life."--BOOK JACKET.