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Transformations of Myth Through Time

Transformations of Myth Through Time

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN: 9780060964634
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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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 Power of Myth

The Power of Myth

  • Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307794725
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577315936
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 418
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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

Social Tragedy

Social Tragedy

The Power of Myth, Ritual, and Emotion in the New Media Ecology

  • Author: S. Baker
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137379138
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 224
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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.

The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Metaphor as Myth and as Religion

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577312090
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 148
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Created from a powerful set of lectures delivered by the "father of modern mythology," this exciting book--the second in the series Collected Works of Joseph Campbell--suggests that laws of physics that govern the universe are also at play within the human consciousness.

The Key

The Key

How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth

  • Author: James N. Frey
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780312300524
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 272
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Offers aspiring authors of novels and screenplays advice on using the classic themes of universal folklore and mythology to structure their works, and provides examples from well-known fiction and films. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Pathways to Bliss

Pathways to Bliss

Mythology and Personal Transformation: Easyread Large Edition

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458749118
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 402
  • View: 5198
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Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as ''other people's religion.'' But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment - or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic bestselling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives. Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives. He explores the many insights of Carl Jung; the notion of self as the hero; and how East and West differ in their approaches to the ego. The book also includes an extensive question-and-answer session that ranges from mythological readings of the Bible to how the Hero's Journey unfolds for women. With his usual wit and insight, Campbell draws connections between ancient symbols and modern art, schizophrenia and the Hero's Journey. Along the way, he shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

Healing and the Mind

Healing and the Mind

  • Author: Bill Moyers
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307816931
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 384
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At last, the paperback edition of the monumental best-seller (almost half a million copies in print!) that has changed the way Americans think about sickness and health -- the companion volume to the landmark PBS series of the same name. In a remarkably short period of time, Bill Moyers's Healing And The Mind has become a touchstone, shaping the debate over alternative medical treatments and the role of the mind in illness and recovery in a way that few books have in recent memory. With almost half a million copies in print, it is already a classic -- the most widely read and influential book of its kind. In a series of fascinating interviews with world-renowned experts and laypeople alike, Bill Moyers explores the new mind/body medicine. Healing And The Mind shows how it is being practiced in the treatment of stress, chronic disease, and neonatal problems in several American hospitals; examines the chemical basis of emotions, and their potential for making us sick (and making us well); explores the fusion of traditional Chinese medicine with modern Western practices in contemporary China; and takes an up-close, personal look at alternative healing therapies, including a Massachusetts center that combines Eastern meditation and Western group therapy, and a California retreat for cancer patients who help each other even when a cure is impossible. Combining the incisive yet personal interview approach that made A World Of Ideas a feast for the mind and the provocative interplay of text and art that made The Power Of Myth a feast for the imagination, Healing And The Mind is a landmark work.

The Path of the Everyday Hero

The Path of the Everyday Hero

Drawing on the Power of Myth to Meet Life's Most Important Challenges

  • Author: Lorna Catford,Lorna Ruth Catford,Michael Ray
  • Publisher: Catford Creativity Consulting
  • ISBN: 9780976220206
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 260
  • View: 1972
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"In this book, Lorna Catford and Michael Ray present a new way to accomplish all your tasks: to become an everyday hero, someone who, like the great figures of ancient myths, learns through life's varied n adventures to think creatively, choose wisely, and trust his or her inner resources." --from back cover

Star Wars

Star Wars

The Magic of Myth

  • Author: Mary S. Henderson,Mary Henderson
  • Publisher: Spectra Books
  • ISBN: 0553378104
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 214
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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

Body Eloquence

Body Eloquence

The Power of Myth and Story to Awaken the Body's Energies

  • Author: Nancy Mellon,Ashley Ramsden
  • Publisher: Elite Books
  • ISBN: 9781604150285
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 253
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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 openhearted 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.

Myths to Live By

Myths to Live By

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
  • ISBN: 1611780004
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: N.A
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In Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs; the creative imagination.Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere. With a foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild. This digital edition is the first ebook issued as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; it is newly illustrated and redesigned.

Mythologies

Mythologies

The Complete Edition, in a New Translation

  • Author: Roland Barthes,Richard Howard,Annette Lavers
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0809071940
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 288
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"This new edition of MYTHOLOGIES is the first complete, authoritative English version of the French classic, Roland Barthes's most emblematic work"--

The Body Is Not an Apology

The Body Is Not an Apology

The Power of Radical Self-Love

  • Author: Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1626569789
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 168
  • View: 6684
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A global movement guided by love Humans are a varied and divergent bunch with all manner of beliefs, morals, and bodies. Systems of oppression thrive off our inability to make peace with difference and injure the relationship we have with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology offers radical self-love as the balm to heal the wounds inflicted by these violent systems. World-renowned activist and poet Sonya Renee Taylor invites us to reconnect with the radical origins of our minds and bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength. As we awaken to our own indoctrinated body shame, we feel inspired to awaken others and to interrupt the systems that perpetuate body shame and oppression against all bodies. When we act from this truth on a global scale, we usher in the transformative opportunity of radical self-love, which is the opportunity for a more just, equitable, and compassionate world—for us all.

The Masks of God: Oriental mythology

The Masks of God: Oriental mythology

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mythology
  • Page: N.A
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Women & Power

Women & Power

A Manifesto

  • Author: Mary Beard
  • Publisher: Profile Books
  • ISBN: 1782834532
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 74
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Number One Sunday Times Bestseller Why the popular resonance of 'mansplaining' (despite the intense dislike of the term felt by many men)? It hits home for us because it points straight to what it feels like not to be taken seriously: a bit like when I get lectured on Roman history on Twitter. Britain's best-known classicist Mary Beard, is also a committed and vocal feminist. With wry wit, she revisits the gender agenda and shows how history has treated powerful women. Her examples range from the classical world to the modern day, from Medusa and Athena to Theresa May and Hillary Clinton. Beard explores the cultural underpinnings of misogyny, considering the public voice of women, our cultural assumptions about women's relationship with power, and how powerful women resist being packaged into a male template. With personal reflections on her own experiences of the sexism and gendered aggression she has endured online, Mary asks: if women aren't perceived to be within the structures of power, isn't it power that we need to redefine? From the author of international bestseller SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.

France at War in the Twentieth Century

France at War in the Twentieth Century

Propaganda, Myth and Metaphor

  • Author: Valerie Holman,Debra Kelly
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781571817709
  • Category: History
  • Page: 164
  • View: 3133
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"There are suggestive and interesting contributions ... Historians of modern France and historians interested in the cultural aspects of war will find much to engage with in this stimulating collection." . French History France experienced four major conflicts in the fifty years between 1914 and 1964: two world wars, and the wars in Indochina and Algeria. In each the role of myth was intricately bound up with memory, hope, belief, and ideas of nation. This is the first book to explore how individual myths were created, sustained, and used for purposes of propaganda, examining in detail not just the press, radio, photographs, posters, films, and songs that gave credence to an imagined event or attributed mythical status to an individual, but also the cultural processes by which such artifacts were disseminated and took effect. Reliance on myth, so the authors argue, is shown to be one of the most significant and durable features of 20th century warfare propaganda, used by both sides in all the conflicts covered in this book. However, its effective and useful role in time of war notwithstanding, it does distort a population's perception of reality and therefore often results in defeat: the myth-making that began as a means of sustaining belief in France's supremacy, and later her will and ability to resist, ultimately proved counterproductive in the process of decolonization."

The Beauty Myth

The Beauty Myth

How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

  • Author: Naomi Wolf
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061969942
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
  • View: 1646
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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od 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."

The Myth of Male Power

The Myth of Male Power

Why Men Are the Disposable Sex

  • Author: Warren Farrell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781876451301
  • Category: Men
  • Page: 408
  • View: 5433
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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...

Star Wars

Star Wars

The Power of Myth

  • Author: David John
  • Publisher: Dk Pub
  • ISBN: 9780789455918
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 48
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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.