Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension Select Essays, 1944-1968 / Edition 3

Flight of the Wild Gander: Explorations in the Mythological Dimension Select Essays, 1944-1968 / Edition 3

by Joseph Campbell
     
 

In these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time. Included is his acclaimed essay “Mythogenesis,” which examines the

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In these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time. Included is his acclaimed essay “Mythogenesis,” which examines the rise and fall of a Native American legend. “Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals ... a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.” — Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577312109
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
892,272
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

About the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Introduction
Ch. IThe Fairy Tale1
The Work of the Brothers Grimm1
The Types of Story6
The History of the Tales10
The Question of Meaning19
Ch. IIBios and Mythos27
Sociological and Psychological Schools of Interpretation27
The Biological Function of Myth35
The Image of a Second Birth37
The Anxiety of the Misborn41
Ch. IIIPrimitive Man As Metaphysician43
Tender- and Tough-Minded Thinking43
The Image and Its Meaning45
Imagery of the Manifold and Its "Cause"46
The "Cause" Understood As Absolutely Unknown50
Theology As a Misreading of Mythology52
Esoteric and Exoteric Anthropology54
Ch. IVMythogenesis57
An American Indian Legend57
The Neolithic Background67
The Paleolithic Background74
The Psychological Base80
The Personal Factor87
Ch. VThe Symbol without Meaning93
The Impact of Modern Science93
The Mythic Forms of Archaic Civilization102
The Neolithic-Paleolithic Contrast113
Problem of the New Symbol Emergent124
The Shaman and the Priest125
The Wild Gander130
Mythologies of Engagement and Disengagement135
The Flight between Two Thoughts138
Ch. VIThe Secularization of the Sacred157
The Tree in the Garden157
Religions of Identity160
Religions of Relationship165
The European Graft170
Eros, Agape, Amor172
The Western Individual183
Appendix187
List of Illustrations193
Acknowledgments for Illustrations195
Chapter Notes197
Acknowledgments219
Index221
About the Author235
About the Joseph Campbell Foundation237

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