Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal


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ISBN-13: 9781577314035
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 05/15/2003
Series: Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Joseph Campbell is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.

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Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As someone who had been long fascinated by the religions of South and East Asia, I felt like what Joseph Cambpell had had to say in his wonderful Power of Myth was like a great appetizer. When I'd tried to get some more of his thoughts on the subject, however, I went to his huge book, The Masks of God: Oriental Mythologies and was utterly intimidated. I was very pleased, then, to pick up this wonderful 200 page volume. It is a lovely, insightful, humorous introduction to Hinduism, Buddhism and the rest. It's more in depth than Power of Myth but not as academic as the Masks of God. I enjoyed it alot, learned alot, and felt that funny mixture of having done something good for myself and something really fun that only seems to happen in the presence of a really good teacher. Joseph Campbell is certainly that, and this book makes me wish I could have attended some of his classes and glad that the Campbell Foundation people are still releasing his unpublished work.
Niecierpek on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A comparative study of Eastern religions and visions of the eternal. An effortless walk through a synthesis in which everything makes sense and is wonderfully and clearly analyzed and then synthesized again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago