The Power of Myth Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

The Power of Myth

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

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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.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Folklore
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : 9780586085714

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In this compelling and influential work, Joseph Campbell scours the myths of the world to reveal the characteristics common to heroes from all cultures and periods.

The Politics of Myth Book

The Politics of Myth

  • Author : Robert Ellwood
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release Date : 1999-08-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438402024

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Examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. The Politics of Myth examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. All three had intellectual roots in the anti-modern pessimism and romanticism that also helped give rise to European fascism, and all three have been accused of fascist and anti-Semitic sentiments. 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. Robert Ellwood details the life and thought of each mythologist and the intellectual and spiritual worlds within which they worked. He reviews the damaging charges that have been made about their politics, taking them seriously while endeavoring to put them in the context of the individual’s entire career and lifetime contribution. Above all, he seeks to extract from their published work the view of the political world that seems most congruent with it. Robert Ellwood is Professor of Religion, Emeritus at the University of Southern California, and the author of numerous books including The History and Future of Faith, The Sixties Spiritual Awakening, and The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace.

Follow Your Bliss Book

Follow Your Bliss

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1577315162

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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

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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.

The Key Book
Score: 2
From 2 Ratings

The Key

  • Author : James N. Frey
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429932288

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In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends in a satisfying, dramatic climax. Now, in The Key, Frey takes his no-nonsense, "Damn Good" approach and applies it to Joseph Campbell's insights into the universal structure of myths. Myths, says Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are just as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. Frey begins with the qualities found in mythic heros--ancient and modern--such as the hero's special talent, his or her wound, status as an "outlaw," and so on. He then demonstrates how the hero is initiated--sent on a mission, forced to learn the new rules, tested, and suffers a symbolic death and rebirth--before he or she can return home. Using dozens of classical and contemporary novels and films as models, Frey shows how these motifs and forms work their powerful magic on the reader's imagination. The Key is designed as a practical step-by-step guide for fiction writers and screen writers who want to shape their own ideas into a mythic story.

The Innateness of Myth Book

The Innateness of Myth

  • Author : Ritske Rensma
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2011-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441126801

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Joseph Campbell (1904-1988) was one of the most well-known and popular scholars of myth and comparative religion of the twentieth century. His work, however, has never fully received the same amount of scholarly interest and critical reflection that some of his contemporaries have received. In this book, based on extensive research in the Joseph Campbell Archive in Santa Barbara, Ritske Rensma shows that reflecting on C.G. Jung's influence on Campbell greatly furthers our understanding of these ideas, and that once this goal is achieved it becomes obvious that Campbell was a scholar whose ideas are still of significance today. Following Jung's lead, Campbell put great emphasis on the innate structures of the mind, an approach which pre-echoes the current 'evolutionary turn' in fields such as cognitive theory, psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology. This study will therefore not just be of interest to students and scholars interested in psychological approaches to the study of religion as well as Jung and Campbell, but also to those with an interest in recent developments in the above-mentioned fields

Star Wars Book

Star Wars

  • Author : Mary S. Henderson
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553378108

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The companion to the Star wars exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum explores the mythology used as the basis for the Star wars movie trilogy

The Hero s Journey Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Hero s Journey

  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 1577314042

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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."

The Myth of the American Superhero Book
Score: 4.5
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The Myth of the American Superhero

  • Author : John Shelton Lawrence
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Heroes
  • Pages : 429
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802825735

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As the nation seems to yearn for redemption from the evils that threaten its tranquility, the authors maintain that Joseph Campbell's monomythic hero is alive and well, but significantly displaced, in American popular culture.

The Hermetica Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

The Hermetica

  • Author : Timothy Freke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 1648371779

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This introduction to the core concepts of mystical philosophies attributed to the god Hermes Trismegistus is an essential resource for readers seeking to better understand the Western spiritual world's roots in Greek and Egyptian thought.

The Myth of Male Power Book
Score: 3.5
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The Myth of Male Power

  • Author : Warren Farrell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Men
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 1876451300

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...lies understanding. This is what bestselling author Warren Farrell discovered when he took a stand against established views of the male role in society, and pursued o course of study to find out who men really are. Here are the eye-opening, heart-rending, and undeniably enlightening results...

The Beauty Myth Book
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

The Beauty Myth

  • Author : Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061969942

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The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

Star Wars Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Star Wars

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Mythology
  • Pages : 44
  • ISBN 10 : 0789455919

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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.