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.

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

View: 576

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."

Hero with a Thousand Faces

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 162107174X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1848

The perfect companion to Joseph Campbell’s "Hero with a Thousand Faces," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Pathways to Bliss

Mythology and Personal Transformation: Easyread Large Edition

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458749118

Category: Religion

Page: 402

View: 9662

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.

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780063

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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.

The Writer's Journey

Mythic Structure for Writers

Author: Christopher Vogler

Publisher: Michael Wiese

ISBN: 9781932907360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 407

View: 3504

This third edition is an indispensable guide to the inner workings of stories, to the ancient and deep-seated patterns of emotion that speak to us through the symbolic language of myth.

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: 6656

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.

Transformations of Myth Through Time

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060964634

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4965

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: 1951

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.

Swan Song

Author: Robert McCammon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501131427

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

View: 2444

"In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels along Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gift"--

Myths to live by

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Viking Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 6600

Examines the myth-making process since primitive times to demonstrate the ways in which specific myths reflect human needs

Mythic Imagination

Collected Short Fiction

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Collected Works of Joseph Camp

ISBN: 9781608681532

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 8066

A selection of definitive short fiction by the influential teacher of mythology offers insight into the role of the Depression and other historical periods on his creative life, his evocative applications of symbolism, and the early literary achievementsthat shaped his subsequent writings.

Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind

The Authorized Biography

Author: Stephen Larsen,Robin Larsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162055092X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 688

View: 4671

The fascinating biography that illuminates the man whose work changed modern culture • Gives a complete biographical view of Campbell's life and a personal perspective of who he was through the voices of his friends and colleagues • Written by two of Campbell's preeminent students with exclusive access to his notes and journals Joseph Campbell forged an approach to the study of myth and legend that made ancient traditions and beliefs immediate, relevant, and universal. His teachings and literary works, including The Masks of God, have shown that beneath the apparent themes of world mythology lie patterns that reveal the ways in which we all may encounter the great mysteries of existence: birth, growth, soul development, and death. Biographers Stephen and Robin Larsen, students and friends of Campbell for more than 20 years, weave a rich tapestry of stories and insights that catalogue both his personal and public triumphs.

A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake

Unlocking James Joyce's Masterwork

Author: Joseph Campbell,Henry Morton Robinson,Edmund L. Epstein

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577314050

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 4514

Since its publication in 1939, countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake - James Joyce's masterwork, which consumed a third of his life - have given up after a few pages, dismissing it as a "perverse triumph of the unintelligible." In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first "key" or guide to entering the fascinating, disturbing, marvelously rich world of Finnegans Wake. The authors break down Joyce's "unintelligible" book page by page, stripping the text of much of its obscurity and serving up thoughtful interpretations via footnotes and bracketed commentary. They outline the book's basic action, and then simplify ? and clarify ? its complex web of images and allusions. A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake is the latest addition to the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series.