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What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? 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, retuning 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.

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The brilliant author of The Masks of God shares his ideas and speculations on our universal myths, in a fascinating, very personal work which explores the enduring power of the myths that influence our lives and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present.

Synopsis:

Campbell explores how we can recreate ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-270) and index.

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

Foreword

Preface

I. The Impact of Science on Myth

II. The Emergence of Mankind

III. The Importance of Rites

IV. The Separation of East and West

V. The Confrontation of East and West in Religion

VI. The Inspiration of Oriental Art

VII. Zen

VIII. The Mythology of Love

IX. Mythologies of War and Peace

X. Schizophrenia - the Inward Journey

XI. The Moon Walk - the Outward Journey

XII. Envoy: No More Horizons

Reference Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140194616
Foreword:
Fairchild, Johnson E.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Foreword by:
Fairchild, Johnson E.
Foreword:
Fairchild, Johnson E.
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Author:
Fairchild, Johnson E.
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Relagacn
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Compass
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.45x5.51x.56 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The brilliant author of The Masks of God shares his ideas and speculations on our universal myths, in a fascinating, very personal work which explores the enduring power of the myths that influence our lives and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present.

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