Transformations of Myth through Time

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The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.

The master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this collection of 13 lectures covering mythological development around the world.

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Overview

The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.

The master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this collection of 13 lectures covering mythological development around the world.

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Death does not slow the Campbell industry. This collection of thirteen lectures, prepared for the television series of the same title, examines mythological development around the world and across the ages. Illustrated with many of the images (in b&w) that, on slides, accompanied the original lectures. No index, bibliography, or notes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060964634
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/1990
  • Series: Harper Perennial
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 776,550
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Campbell, (1904-1987) wrote, among other books, the classics The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Inner Reaches of Outer Space, and The Masks of God. A prolific writer, lecturer, and scholar of art, history, religion, and culture, he taught at Sarah Lawrence College.

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Table of Contents

1 In the Beginning: Origins of Man and Myth 1
2 Where People Lived Legends: American Indian Myths 25
3 And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea: Gods and Goddesses of the Neolithic Period 49
4 Pharaoh's Rule: Egypt, the Exodus, and the Myth of Osiris 73
5 The Sacred Source: The Perennial Philosophy of the East 93
6 The Way to Enlightenment: Buddhism 111
7 From Id to Ego in the Orient: Kundalini Yoga, Part I 129
8 From Psychology to Spirituality: Kundalini Yoga, Part II 151
9 The Descent to Heaven: The Tibetan Book of the Dead 171
10 From Darkness to Light: The Mystery Religions of Ancient Greece 189
11 Where There Was No Path: Arthurian Legends and the Western Way 209
12 A Noble Heart: The Courtly Love of Tristan and Isolde 229
13 In Search of the Holy Grail: The Parzival Legend 245
Photo Credits 261
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2005

    This is a wonderful book, Enligntened

    This book covers so much that has to do with life. The physical, the psychological and the spiritual. And the relationship of the three. By understanding the myths, with so many new insights from the East, we begin to understand our collective origins, of the physical as well as the psyche. Campbells ability to articulate these ideas lets all understand some of the most difficult concepts that philosophy and religion dare approach. You begin to understand....

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