A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living


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Celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell shares his intimate and inspiring reflections on the art of living in this beautifully packaged book, part of a new series to be based on his unpublished writings.

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ISBN-13: 9780060926175
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/12/1995
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 155,819
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) wrote classics including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the four-volume The Masks of God, and Myths to Live By. His televised interview with Bill Moyers introduced his views to millions. Campbell’s interest in mythology was sparked by his love of reading about American Indians and visits to New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.

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A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sublime! A perfect distillation of his teachings. Everyone seeking a deeper, richer life should read this - twice, and then read his complete works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This man holds a wonderful view on life, and this book explains, much of what the key to life actually is. Campbell speaks on such topics as money, love, religion, and many other various topics. Would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in what life really should be all about.
LTW on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION, Diane Osborn has assembled excerpts from Campbell's many works, and distilled the central ideas Campbell wrote about over the years concerning the origin and purpose of myths. She has organized these excerpts into topical areas: "In the Field", "Living in the World", "Coming into Awareness", and "Living in the Sacred." Although the topics can be viewed as linear, reflecting the progress of the soul or psyche, I suspect Campbell would have suggested they are also cyclical and that one exists in all four simultaneously.
bookwormAN More than 1 year ago
This is a handbook, to be kept close for reference at any given time. Campbell's insight and wisdom parallels the most revered thinkers. I wish he were with us today.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Campbell is an absolute genius-not necessarily because of vast original thoughts but he knows how to combine seemingly opposite ideas into one beautiful theme of living. He's so personable and genuine, he's the perfect person to emulate as one ages.