The Power of Myth Book
Score: 4
From 28 Ratings

The Power of Myth

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307794727

The Power of Myth Book Description :

The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0691119244

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Description :

Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

Paths to the Power of Myth Book

Paths to the Power of Myth

  • Author : Daniel C. Noel
  • Publisher : Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Genre: Myth
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 0824513894

Paths to the Power of Myth Book Description :

Noel presents "a compelling analysis of one of this century's great teachers" (Spiritual Studies Center Book News)--"a welcome academic response to the tremendous public appeal of Campbell's conversations with Bill Moyers" ( Harvest: Journal for Jungian Studies). Contributors include Harold G. Coward, Wendy Doniger, Robert A. Segal, Walter B. Gulick, and others.

Star Wars Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Star Wars

  • Author : DK Publishing, Inc
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Release Date : 2000-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0789455919

Star Wars Book Description :

This photographically illustrated guide charts Luke Skywalker's "hero's journey" from his farm boy origins to the fulfillment of his quest to become a Jedi Knight. Full color.

The Hero s Journey Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Hero s Journey

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 1577314042

The Hero s Journey Book Description :

Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

Myths to Live by Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Myths to Live by

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1984-11-01
  • Genre: Mythology
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 0553270885

Myths to Live by Book Description :

How we re-create ancient legends in our daily lives to release human potential.

Pathways to Bliss Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Pathways to Bliss

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577314714

Pathways to Bliss Book Description :

The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces applies the collective wisdom of mythology to everyday life, making connections among ancient symbols, modern art, mental illness, and the journey of the Hero, all with characteristic wit and insight.

The Politics of Myth Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Politics of Myth

  • Author : Robert Ellwood
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1999-09-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : 0791443051

The Politics of Myth Book Description :

At the same time, they themselves tended toward individualistic views of the power of myth, believing that the world of ancient myth contained resources that could be of immense help to people baffled by the ambiguities and superficiality of modern life."--BOOK JACKET.

Body Eloquence Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Body Eloquence

  • Author : Nancy Mellon
  • Publisher : Elite Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604150285

Body Eloquence Book Description :

Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us. The heart, for instance, is not just a durable pump, sending oxygenated blood to every cell. It's also a representation of goodwill; a heart-to-heart connection, or an open-hearted friend, are universal stories we can all identify. But a hard-hearted person is one we all avoid. These archetypes are found in mythologies from Native American traditions to Scandinavian tribes to Greek history, and are woven together in a fascinating matrix in Body Eloquence, showing how our organs are part of our psyche, our history, and our collective mythology.

Social Tragedy Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Social Tragedy

  • Author : S. Baker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137379139

Social Tragedy Book Description :

A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.