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Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal (Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

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Master mythologist Joseph Campbell had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. In Myths of Light, Campbell explores, with his characteristic clarity and humor, the principle that underlies all the great religions of India and East Asia, from Jainism and Hinduism to Buddhism and Taoism: the transcendent World Soul. Just as Campbells book Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor revealed the mythic underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, so Myths of Light offers a glimpse into the heart of Eastern mysticism. Campbell examines the core philosophies and mythologies of the East, comparing them through vivid examples and stories to each other and to the West. This illuminating collection conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of Campbell's subject with his typical enthusiasm.

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Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume The Masks of God and The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608681099
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos and illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Master mythologist Joseph Campbell had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. In Myths of Light, Campbell explores, with his characteristic clarity and humor, the principle that underlies all the great religions of India and East Asia, from Jainism and Hinduism to Buddhism and Taoism: the transcendent World Soul. Just as Campbells book Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor revealed the mythic underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian tradition, so Myths of Light offers a glimpse into the heart of Eastern mysticism. Campbell examines the core philosophies and mythologies of the East, comparing them through vivid examples and stories to each other and to the West. This illuminating collection conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of Campbell's subject with his typical enthusiasm.

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