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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

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Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special. Now, this legendary volume, re-released in honor of the 100th anniversary of the author's birth, promises to capture the imagination of a new generation of readers.

The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.

Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; Campbell's book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. Offered for the first time with beautifully restored illustrations and a bibliography of cited works, it provides unparalleled insight into world mythology from diverse cultures. It is a must-have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691119243
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton, N.J.
Author:
Clarissa Pinkola Est
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Author:
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Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Religion
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Commemorative ed.
Edition Description:
Commemorative
Series:
Bollingen Series (General)
Series Volume:
8917
Publication Date:
20040308
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 30 oz

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