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Oriental Mythology: The Masks of God
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Campbell s most impressive gift was his ability to take a contemporary situation such as the murder amp funeral of President John F Kennedy amp help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology Herein lies the power of i The Power of Myth i showing how humans are apt to create amp live out the themes of mythology Based on a six part PBS tv series hosted by Bill Moyers this classic is especially compelling because of its engaging question amp answer format creating an easy conversational approach to complicated amp esoteric topics For example when discussing the mythology of heroes Campbell amp Moyers smoothly segue from the Sumerian sky goddess Inanna to Star Wars mercenary turned hero Han Solo Most impressive is his encyclopedic knowledge of myths demonstrated in his ability to recall the details amp archetypes of almost any story from any point of history amp translate it into a lesson for spiritual living in the here amp now Gail Hudson edited br Editor s Note br Introduction Moyers br Myth amp the modern world br The journey inward br The first storytellers br Sacrifice amp bliss br The hero s adventure br The gift of the goddess br Tales of love amp marriage br Masks of eternity br Index br Photo Credits, The author of such acclaimed books as b Hero With a Thousand Faces b and b The Power of Myth b discusses the primitive roots of mythology examining them in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology anthropology and psychology, 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 br br In i Pathways to Bliss i Campbell examines this personal psychological side of myth Like his classic best selling books i Myths to Live By i and i The Power of Myth i i Pathways to Bliss i 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 br br 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 and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss, p The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence br br Myth according to Campbell is the projection of a culture s dreams onto a large screen Campbell s book like i Star Wars i the film it helped inspire is an exploration of the big picture moments from the stage that is our world It is a must have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge p