Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

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The author of Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his life-long exploration of mythic traditions, which he called "the one great story of mankind." In conversations with poets, anthropologists, and philosophers such as Robert Bly, Angeles Arrien, David Kennard, John Densmore, Stanislov Grof, and Roger Guillemen, Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and ...
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Overview

The author of Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his life-long exploration of mythic traditions, which he called "the one great story of mankind." In conversations with poets, anthropologists, and philosophers such as Robert Bly, Angeles Arrien, David Kennard, John Densmore, Stanislov Grof, and Roger Guillemen, Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist and the need for ritual, to the ordeals of love and romance. Illustrated throughout with photographs from Joseph Campbell's family archive and with a new, revised introduction, The Hero's Journey introduces the reader first-hand to Joseph Campbell the man, his discoveries, his terminology, and his thinking.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fans of Joseph Campbell's books on comparative myth and religion will enjoy this amalgam of interviews, speeches and conversations, a spin-off of a film documentary of the same title produced by Cousineau. A spiritual autobiography of sorts, the book ranges widely, from Cro-Magnon art to Arthurian legend to marriage as a ``sacrificial field,'' as it follows Campbell from his Catholic boyhood and early interest in American Indians to his years in Paris and Munich, through his travels and teaching at Sarah Lawrence. We watch as he discusses poetry with Robert Bly and meets Jung, who explains to him the meaning of the Hindu syllable ``Om.'' Campbell's comments are quotable: ``If marriage isn't a first priority in your life, you're not married.'' His prompting to ``follow your bliss'' here takes on the meaning of working out one's inner myths to gain a sense of direction. Photos. May
Library Journal
Another book of interviews with Joseph Campbell? Does this one add anything to what we already know about him and his work? Yes, it does. This book seems more ``personal'' because it includes excerpts from conversations and interviews by long-time Campbell intimates, including his wife, who knew what questions to ask to get Campbell to tell stories from his own life. These stories reveal how his sense of the oneness of mythology began and grew over the course of his long and event-filled life journey. As we read them, we experience the warm human presence of a man who spent his life learning from others as well as teaching. Recommended.-- Lucy Patrick, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee
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Campbell's 1990 volume is being rereleased to honor his centennial. The book essentially is a collection of interviews in which Campbell reveals information about his life as well as his work in dissecting the world's mythologies. This edition contains a new foreword by Phil Cousineau and sports illustrations as far ranging as symbols of the ancients to pix of James Joyce, Jerry Garcia, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. LJ's reviewer found that as the stories unfold, readers "experience the warm human presence of a man who spent his life learning from others as well as teaching" (LJ 5/15/90). Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062501028
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1990
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Preface to the Centennial Edition xi
Introduction xv
Editor's Acknowledgments xxv
Chronology of Joseph Campbell's Life xxvi
Chapter 1 The Call to Adventure 1
Chapter 2 The Road of Trials 19
Chapter 3 The Vision Quest 51
Chapter 4 The Meeting with the Goddess 81
Chapter 5 The Boon 113
Chapter 6 The Magic Flight 141
Chapter 7 The Return Threshold 179
Chapter 8 The Master of Two Worlds 199
Epilogue: The Tiger and the Goat 231
Books by Joseph Campbell 233
Bibliography 235
List of Contributors 238
Illustration Credits 239
Index 241
About the Author 251
About the Joseph Campbell Foundation 253
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