The Power of Myth

Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307794725

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 6249

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.

Paths to the Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and the Study of Religion

Author: Daniel C. Noel

Publisher: Crossroad


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

View: 6256

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 Superman Syndrome-The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth

Author: Gene N. Landrum

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595346979

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 4723

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries-Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming-did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being-never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!

Once and Future Myths

The Power of Ancient Stories in Our Lives

Author: Phil Cousineau

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609254104

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 7493

Drawing from history, movies, pop culture, and his own life experience, filmmaker and writer Phil Cousineau shows how ancient myths continue to affect and shape our contemporary lives. Each chapter moves from the ancient to the modern, from the once, to the now, to the future. Chapters include both retellings of classical myths--Sisyphus, Odysseus, Kronos--along with new accounts of contemporary myths of time, cities, vampires, even baseball. Sisyphus is shown to be the inspiration for the French Resistance (and Cousineau's own struggles as a writer), Dionysus is made current by rock legend Jim Morrison, and new science and technology are laid at the feet of Hermes. Cousineau, long-time student of Joseph Campbell, makes a compelling case that myths--the enduring fantastical tales of gods and goddesses, heroines and heroes--provide a map by which to chart the stories of our own lives. In Once and Future Myths, he presents a unique path to personal growth with a deep examination of our lives in the context of the world's great myths.

Das Charisma-Geheimnis

Wie jeder die Kunst erlernen kann, andere Menschen in seinen Bann zu ziehen

Author: Olivia Fox Cabane

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864155150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

View: 8164

Charisma kann man erlernen Es gibt sie, diese Ausstrahlung, die Menschen zu etwas ganz Besonderem macht, und die ihnen eine magnetische Aura verleiht, der sich niemand entziehen kann. Aber: Charisma ist keine naturgegebene Eigenschaft, über die nur ein paar Auserwählte verfügen. Man kann es sich aneignen wie andere Fähigkeiten auch und damit sein Leben von Grund auf verändern. Olivia Fox Cabane erläutert im Detail, wie man sich mit Worten, Gesten und Mimik präsentiert, um seine Wirkung auf andere Menschen zu optimieren und nachhaltig Eindruck zu hinterlassen. Seit vielen Jahren analysiert sie Methoden aus der Verhaltensforschung und testet sie für ihr Coaching. Das Resultat ist ihr effektives Training, in dem sie unter anderem erklärt: -wie man im Gespräch Selbstsicherheit signalisiert, - wie man besonders intelligent und aufmerksam wirkt, - wie man souverän in ein konfliktbeladenes Gespräch geht. Charisma verleiht einem Menschen das gewisse Etwas, durch das er aus der Masse heraussticht. Seien Sie mehr als einer von Vielen – seien Sie etwas ganz Besonderes!

Body Eloquence

The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies

Author: Nancy Mellon,Ashley Ramsden

Publisher: Elite Books

ISBN: 9781604150285

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 253

View: 8865

Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us.The heart, for instance, is not just a durable pump, sending oxygenated blood to every cell. It's also a representation of goodwill; a heart-to-heart connection, or an openhearted friend, are universal stories we can all identify. But a hard-hearted person is one we all avoid. These archetypes are found in mythologies from Native American traditions to Scandinavian tribes to Greek history, and are woven together in a fascinating matrix in Body Eloquence, showing how our organs are part of our psyche, our history, and our collective mythology.

The Power of Form

Recycling Myths

Author: Ana Raquel Fernandes,José Pedro Serra,Rui Carlos Fonseca

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443875945

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 6279

Although positivism dismissed myths as childish fancy, bound to be superseded by reason, there has been a continuous reappraisal of the power of myths since the 19th century. Once viewed as primitive and unreliable accounts and an inadequate and distorted form of knowledge, myths came to be perceived as exemplary narratives, consisting of rich and complex symbolic constructs that carry meaning and a connection to reality. Myths then came to be regarded as a privileged expression of the human soul and of its possibly submerged and unconscious abysses and dramas. Rather than inherently obscure and elusive to a rational grasp, mythical narratives would therefore be driven by logical reasoning, giving shape to a particular worldview of life and humankind. The enduring power of mythical narrative is attested to by its very plasticity, subject to multiple recreations informed by changing concerns and insights. Mythical narratives have thus attracted the interest of various disciplines, from ethnology and history to philosophy, literature, sociology, politics, the history of religions and art history. This interdisciplinary volume studies how myths are inscribed and recycled within both individual and collective heritage, and examines the personal and political implications of multifaceted engagement with myths as one of the forms through which societies try to make sense of their perplexities.

The Path of the Everyday Hero

Drawing on the Power of Myth to Meet Life's Most Important Challenges

Author: Lorna Catford,Lorna Ruth Catford,Michael Ray

Publisher: Catford Creativity Consulting

ISBN: 9780976220206

Category: Self-Help

Page: 260

View: 6890

"In this book, Lorna Catford and Michael Ray present a new way to accomplish all your tasks: to become an everyday hero, someone who, like the great figures of ancient myths, learns through life's varied n adventures to think creatively, choose wisely, and trust his or her inner resources." --from back cover

The Key

How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312300524

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1268

Offers aspiring authors of novels and screenplays advice on using the classic themes of universal folklore and mythology to structure their works, and provides examples from well-known fiction and films. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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

View: 9330

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.

Celtic Myth & Magick

Harness the Power of the Gods & Goddesses

Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738737070

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 464

View: 7144

Tap into the mythic power of the Celtic goddesses, gods, heroes, and heroines to aid your spiritual quests and magickal goals. Human and divine energies complement each other; when joined, they become a potent catalyst for true magick and change. Celtic Myth & Magick describes the energies of over 300 cross-referenced Celtic deities and heroic figures so you can quickly determine which one can best help you in attaining specific goals through magick—such as greater prosperity (Cernunnos), glowing health (Airmid), or a soul partner (Aengus MacOg). This guidebook explains how to use creative Pagan ritual and pathworking to align yourself with the energy of these powerful archetypes. Undertake three magickal quests to the inner plane—where you’ll join forces with Cuchulain, Queen Maeve, and Merlin the Magician to bring their energies directly into your life. This inspiring, well-researched book is written especially for solitary Pagans who seek to expand the boundaries of their practice to form working partnerships with the divine.

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

View: 5544

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.

Made Men

Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

Author: Antonio Nicaso,Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442222271

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 9231

Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a brutal, violent, and ignoble organization that ultimately violates the boundaries of acceptable behavior both within the family and without.

Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice

Author: Matthew Syed

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007350538

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 3175

From the author of You Are Awesome: Find Your Confidence and Dare to be Brilliant at (Almost) Anything Essential reading for an astounding summer of sport; If you’ve ever wondered what makes a champion, Bounce has the answer. This edition does not include illustrations.

Social Theory After the Holocaust

Author: Robert Fine,Charles Turner

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853239758

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 9505

This collection of essays explores the character and quality of the Holocaust’s impact and the abiding legacy it has left for social theory. The premise which informs the contributions is that, ten years after its publication, Zygmunt Bauman’s claim that social theory has either failed to address the Holocaust or protected itself from its implications remains true.

The Power of Separation

American Constitutionalism and the Myth of the Legislative Veto

Author: Jessica Korn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691058566

Category: Law

Page: 178

View: 3056

Author Jessica Korn challenges the notion that the 18th-century principles underlying the American separation of powers system are incompatible with the demands of 20th-century governance by questioning the dominant scholarship on the legislative veto. Korn's analysis shows that commentators have exaggerated the legislative veto's significance as a result of their incorrect assumption that the separation of powers was designed solely to check governmental authority.

The Power of I Am

Creating a New World of Enlightened Personal Interaction

Author: John Maxwell Taylor

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1583941428

Category: Self-Help

Page: 237

View: 8596

"Combining principles from martial arts, mindfulness, body-centered awareness, and spiritual and scientific principles, The Power of I Am is a mix of practical tools, stories, and life lessons that teaches readers real world personal empowerment through g