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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.

Millennial Mythmaking

Millennial Mythmaking

Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games

  • Author: John Perlich,David Whitt
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786455926
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 212
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Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero’s journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.

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
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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.

Poppaea Sabina-The Power of Myth

Poppaea Sabina-The Power of Myth

  • Author: J P Graham
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0244096988
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The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey

Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577314042
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 249
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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."

Myths of Light

Myths of Light

Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577314035
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 166
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This previously unpublished title shows Campbell's remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. The book collects seven lectures and articles ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Campbell conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.--From publisher description.

The Politics of Myth

The Politics of Myth

A Study of C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell

  • Author: Robert Ellwood
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791443057
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 207
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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.

The Power of Black Music

The Power of Black Music

Interpreting Its History from Africa to the United States

  • Author: Samuel A. Floyd Jr.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199839292
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 336
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When Jimi Hendrix transfixed the crowds of Woodstock with his gripping version of "The Star Spangled Banner," he was building on a foundation reaching back, in part, to the revolutionary guitar playing of Howlin' Wolf and the other great Chicago bluesmen, and to the Delta blues tradition before him. But in its unforgettable introduction, followed by his unaccompanied "talking" guitar passage and inserted calls and responses at key points in the musical narrative, Hendrix's performance of the national anthem also hearkened back to a tradition even older than the blues, a tradition rooted in the rings of dance, drum, and song shared by peoples across Africa. Bold and original, The Power of Black Music offers a new way of listening to the music of black America, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American music. Striving to break down the barriers that remain between high art and low art, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage between the music, myths and rituals of Africa and the continuing evolution and enduring vitality of African-American music. Inspired by the pioneering work of Sterling Stuckey and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., author Samuel A. Floyd, Jr, advocates a new critical approach grounded in the forms and traditions of the music itself. He accompanies readers on a fascinating journey from the African ring, through the ring shout's powerful merging of music and dance in the slave culture, to the funeral parade practices of the early new Orleans jazzmen, the bluesmen in the twenties, the beboppers in the forties, and the free jazz, rock, Motown, and concert hall composers of the sixties and beyond. Floyd dismisses the assumption that Africans brought to the United States as slaves took the music of whites in the New World and transformed it through their own performance practices. Instead, he recognizes European influences, while demonstrating how much black music has continued to share with its African counterparts. Floyd maintains that while African Americans may not have direct knowledge of African traditions and myths, they can intuitively recognize links to an authentic African cultural memory. For example, in speaking of his grandfather Omar, who died a slave as a young man, the jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet said, "Inside him he'd got the memory of all the wrong that's been done to my people. That's what the memory is....When a blues is good, that kind of memory just grows up inside it." Grounding his scholarship and meticulous research in his childhood memories of black folk culture and his own experiences as a musician and listener, Floyd maintains that the memory of Omar and all those who came before and after him remains a driving force in the black music of America, a force with the power to enrich cultures the world over.

The Mythic Image

The Mythic Image

  • Author: Joseph Campbell,M. J. Abadie
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691018393
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 552
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Mythic themes over five millennia support the idea that since dreams and myths originate in an inner world unknown to consciousness, dreams provide a direct and fruitful approach to mythology

The Path of the Everyday Hero

The Path of the Everyday Hero

Drawing on the Power of Myth for Solving Life's Most Important Challenges

  • Author: Lorna Ruth Catford,Michael L. Ray
  • Publisher: Tarcher
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 242
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The Path of the Everyday Hero is a unique and powerful workbook to guide us along in our search for answers to five major challenges of life. Each challenge is compared to a great myth, and the reader is the hero or heroine who must "take a great journey" to overcome an obstacle blocking the path to success. Illustrated.