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Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

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In this text for scholars and the interested general reader, comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the core philosophies and mythologies of the East. Using a wealth of examples and stories, he compares these Eastern ideas to each other and to those of the West. Edited by David Kudler (of the Joseph Campbell Foundation), the text is based upon transcripts of seven previously unpublished lectures and articles. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The famed mythologist's teachings on Asian religious traditions, gathered in one book

Synopsis:

Following such volumes as Baksheesh and Brahman, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and Thou Art That, this previously unpublished title is Volume six in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. It shows Campbells remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. Myths of Light collects seven lectures and articles on subjects ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A worthy companion to Campbells Asian journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.

Synopsis:

Following such volumes as Baksheesh and Brahman, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and Thou Art That, this previously unpublished title is Volume six in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. It shows Campbell& #8217; s remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. Myths of Light collects seven lectures and articles on subjects ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A worthy companion to Campbell& #8217; s Asian journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781577314035
Subtitle:
Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal
Author:
Campbell, Joseph
Publisher:
New World Library
Location:
Novato, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Asia
Subject:
Mythology, asian
Subject:
Asia Religion.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Series Volume:
107-273
Publication Date:
20030516
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 12.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The famed mythologist's teachings on Asian religious traditions, gathered in one book
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Following such volumes as Baksheesh and Brahman, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and Thou Art That, this previously unpublished title is Volume six in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. It shows Campbells remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. Myths of Light collects seven lectures and articles on subjects ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A worthy companion to Campbells Asian journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.
"Synopsis" by ,
Following such volumes as Baksheesh and Brahman, The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and Thou Art That, this previously unpublished title is Volume six in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. It shows Campbell& #8217; s remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. Myths of Light collects seven lectures and articles on subjects ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A worthy companion to Campbell& #8217; s Asian journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.
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