Transformations of Myth Through Time

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060964634

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 1758

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 Power of Myth

Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307794725

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 2559

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 with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

View: 4003

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

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: 6244

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 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: 2177

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.

Pathways to Bliss

Mythology and Personal Transformation: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458749118

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 1559

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.

Social Tragedy

The Power of Myth, Ritual, and Emotion in the New Media Ecology

Author: S. Baker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137379138

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1909

A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.

Myths to Live By

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780004

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 7188

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 Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Metaphor as Myth and as Religion

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577312090

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 7850

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.

Mythologies

The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

Author: Roland Barthes,Richard Howard,Annette Lavers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0809071940

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 5433

"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780063

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1059

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.

Healing and the Mind

Author: Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307816931

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 910

At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's Healing And The Mind has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness and recovery in a way that few books have in recent memory. With almost half a million copies in print, it is already a classic -- the most widely read and influential book of its kind. In a series of fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new mind/body medicine. Healing And The Mind shows how it is being practiced in the treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal problems in several American hospitals; examines the chemical basis of emotions, and their potential for making us sick (and making us well); explores the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western practices in contemporary China; and takes an up-close, personal look at alternative healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center that combines Eastern meditation and Western group therapy, and a California retreat for cancer patients who help each other even when a cure is impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview approach that made A World Of Ideas a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay of text and art that made The Power Of Myth a feast for the imagination, Healing And The Mind is a landmark work.

Star Wars

The Magic of Myth

Author: Mary S. Henderson,Mary Henderson

Publisher: Spectra Books

ISBN: 0553378104

Category: Art

Page: 214

View: 9711

The companion to the Star wars exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum explores the mythology used as the basis for the Star wars movie trilogy

Thou Art That

Transforming Religious Metaphor

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1611780152

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2926

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

Poppaea Sabina - The Power of Myth

Author: J P Graham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326952277

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 1359

The Empress Poppaea Sabina was married to one of the most infamous Imperial Roman Emperors (though not for long). Ancient historians treated her harshly while knowing little about her: where she came from, her early life, or what made her the woman she was. The wives of Emperors had no formal or political role in Roman life: who they were married to defined who they were. Poppaea married in her early teens and both of her first two children died young. She was pregnant with a third when she herself died, aged 34. Mystery surrounds her final hours, as with so much of her life. Beauty, wit, charm and intelligence were in the end insufficient to save her.

The Myth of Male Power

Why Men Are the Disposable Sex

Author: Warren Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781876451301

Category: Men

Page: 408

View: 3876

...lies understanding. This is what bestselling author Warren Farrell discovered when he took a stand against established views of the male role in society, and pursued o course of study to find out who men really are. Here are the eye-opening, heart-rending, and undeniably enlightening results...

Narrating the Global Financial Crisis

Urban Imaginaries and the Politics of Myth

Author: Miriam Meissner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319454110

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 5489

This book analyzes how the Global Financial Crisis is portrayed in contemporary popular culture, using examples from film, literature and photography. In particular, the book explores why particular urban spaces, infrastructures and aesthetics – such as skyline shots in the opening credits of financial crisis films – recur in contemporary crisis narratives. Why are cities and finance connected in the cultural imaginary? Which ideologies do urban crisis imaginaries communicate? How do these imaginaries relate to the notion of crisis? To consider these questions, the book reads crisis narratives through the lens of myth. It combines perspectives from cultural, media and communication studies, anthropology, philosophy, geography and political economy to argue that the concept of myth can offer new and nuanced insights into the structure and politics of popular financial crisis imaginaries. In so doing, the book also asks if, how and under what conditions urban crisis imaginaries open up or foreclose systematic and political understandings of the Global Financial Crisis as a symptom of the broader process of financialization.

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: 3737

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.

The Digital Sublime

Myth, Power, and Cyberspace

Author: Vincent Mosco

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250217

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 5193

The digital era promises, as did many other technological developments before it, the transformation of society: with the computer, we can transcend time, space, and politics-as-usual. In The Digital Sublime, Vincent Mosco goes beyond the usual stories of technological breakthrough and economic meltdown to explore the myths constructed around the new digital technology and why we feel compelled to believe in them. He tells us that what kept enthusiastic investors in the dotcom era bidding up stocks even after the crash had begun was not willful ignorance of the laws of economics but belief in the myth that cyberspace was opening up a new world.Myths are not just falsehoods that can be disproved, Mosco points out, but stories that lift us out of the banality of everyday life into the possibility of the sublime. He argues that if we take what we know about cyberspace and situate it within what we know about culture -- specifically the central post-Cold War myths of the end of history, geography, and politics -- we will add to our knowledge about the digital world; we need to see it "with both eyes" -- that is, to understand it both culturally and materially.After examining the myths of cyberspace and going back in history to look at the similar mythic pronouncements prompted by past technological advances -- the telephone, the radio, and television, among others -- Mosco takes us to Ground Zero. In the final chapter he considers the twin towers of the World Trade Center -- our icons of communication, information, and trade -- and their part in the politics, economics, and myths of cyberspace.