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Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography

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The fascinating biography that illuminates the man whose work changed modern cultureandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Gives a complete biographical view of Campbell's life and a personal perspective of who he was through the voices of his friends and colleaguesandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; Written by two of Campbell's preeminent students with exclusive access to his notes and journalsandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;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 andlt;iandgt;The Masks of Godandlt;/iandgt;, 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.

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This is a reprint of the text originally published in 1991. Students and friends of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) for about 20 years, the authors had access to his personal papers and journals in the preparation of this detailed and insightful account of Campbell's life. The new edition includes a preface in which the authors comment briefly on posthumous criticisms of Campbell and the popularity of his work, and suggest the relevance of Campbell to contemporary American life.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) 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 have shown that beneath the apparent themes of world mythology lie patterns that reveal ways we all may encounter the great mysteries of existence: birth, growth, soul development, and death.

About the Author

Stephen Larsen, Ph.D., is the author of andlt;Iandgt;The Shaman's Doorwayandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Mythic Imaginationandlt;/Iandgt;. He is a practicing psychotherapist and a professor at Ulster County Community College. Robin Larsen, Ph.D., is an exhibiting artist and art historian. She is editor-in-chief of the tricentennial biography and anthology andlt;Iandgt;Emanuel Swedenborg: A Continuing Visionandlt;/Iandgt;. The Larsens co-direct the Center for Symbolic Studies in New Paltz, New York.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Preface to the New Edition andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Preface to the First Edition andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Acknowledgements andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part One (1904-31) andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;1. The Boy Who Loved Indians (1904-210) andlt;BRandgt;2. The Man Is a Runner (1921-25) andlt;BRandgt;3. The Dolorous Stroke (1925-27) andlt;BRandgt;4. The Flight to the Mainland (1927-28) andlt;BRandgt;5. Initiation (1928-29) andlt;BRandgt;6. The Belly of the Whale (1929-30) andlt;BRandgt;7. Woodstock Genesis (1930-31) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Two (1931-38) andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;8. The Road to Monterey (1931-32) andlt;BRandgt;9. The Conspiracy Against Venus (1932) andlt;BRandgt;10. The Grampus Adventure (1932) andlt;BRandgt;11. Maverick (1932-34) andlt;BRandgt;12. Le Chandacirc;teau des Femmes (1934-37) andlt;BRandgt;13. Jean (1937-38) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Three (1938-55) andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;14. The Skeleton Key (1938-40) andlt;BRandgt;15. The Dragon with Seven Heads (1941-42) andlt;BRandgt;16. Wizards (1942-45) andlt;BRandgt;17. The Hero (1945-49) andlt;BRandgt;18. Symbols (1949-54) andlt;BRandgt;19. Journey to the East (Hindu India, 1954-55) andlt;BRandgt;20. The Buddhist Realms: Sri Lanka to Japan (1955) andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Part Four (1955-87) andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;21. The Masks of God (1955-63) andlt;BRandgt;22. Myths to Live By (1963-71) andlt;BRandgt;23. The Open Eye (1971-79) andlt;BRandgt;24. Indra's Net of Gems (1979-83) andlt;BRandgt;25. L'Envoi: The Last Paradise (1983-87)andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Bibliography andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Notes andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Index andlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892818730
Author:
Larsen, Stephen
Author:
Larsen, Robin
Author:
Larsen, Stephen
Author:
Larsen, Ph.D., Stephen
Author:
Stephen Larsen, Ph.D.
Author:
Larsen, Robin
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Sociologists
Subject:
Religion historians
Subject:
Personal Transformation
Subject:
Campbell, Joseph,
Subject:
Religion historians - United States
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Subject:
MYTHOLOGY/BIOGRAPHY;LEGENDS;NEW AGE;PERSONAL GROWTH
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
vol. 4, no. 2
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes three 8-page bandamp;w photo in
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.5 in 34.195 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) 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 have shown that beneath the apparent themes of world mythology lie patterns that reveal ways we all may encounter the great mysteries of existence: birth, growth, soul development, and death.
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