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Masks of God #02: Oriental Mythology: The Masks of God, Volume II

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Campbell offers an explanation of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan. "The myth of eternal return, which is still basic to Oriental life, displays an order of fixed forms that appear and disappear through all time".--Joseph Campbell.

Synopsis:

An exploration of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan.

About the Author

Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.

Table of Contents

Oriental Mythology PART ONE: THE SEPARATION OF EAST AND WEST

Chapter 1. The Signatures of the Four Great Domains

I. The Dialogue in Myth of East and West

II. The Shared Myth of the One That Became Two

III. The Two Views of Ego

IV. The Two Ways of India and the Far East

V. The Two Loyalties of Europe and the Levant

VI. The Age of Comparison

Chapter 2. The Cities of God

I. The Age of Wonder

II. Mythogenesis

III. Culture Stage and Culture Style

IV. The Hieratic State

V. Mythic Identification

VI. Mythic Inflation

VII. The Immanent Transcendent God

VIII. The Priestcraft of Art

IX. Mythic Subordination

Chapter 3. The Cities of Men

I. Mythic Dissocation

II. Mythic Virtue

III. Mythic Time

IV. The Mythic Flood

V. Mythic Guilt

VI. The Knowledge of Sorrow

PART TWO: THE MYTHOLOGIES OF INDIA

Chapter 4. Ancient India

I. The Invisible Counterplayer

II. The Indus Civilization: c. 2500-1500 B.C.

III. The Vedic

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140194425
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Mythology, oriental
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Masks of God
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
November 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.36x5.54x1.02 in. 1.01 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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