The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth
Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0307794725
ISBN 13: 9780307794727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Myth Book Review:

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.

Transformations of Myth Through Time

Transformations of Myth Through Time
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:852677507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publsiher: Bollingen Foundation
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780691119243
ISBN 13: 0691119244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Book Review:

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.

The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth
Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill D. Moyers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9781606710081
ISBN 13: 1606710087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Myths to Live By

Myths to Live By
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publsiher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 1611780004
ISBN 13: 9781611780000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myths to Live By Book Review:

Discover Myth "There's no one quite like Joseph Campbell. He knows the vast sweep of man's panoramic past as few men have ever known it." --The Village Voice Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: "a womb with a view." In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space — Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole. This classic has been newly illustrated and annotated in its first new edition since its original publication, which also marks the first ebook in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. In the tradition of The Power of Myth and Pathways to Bliss, Myths to Live By remains one of Joseph Campbell's most enduring, popular, and accessible works.

Politics of Myth The

Politics of Myth  The
Author: Robert Ellwood
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1438402023
ISBN 13: 9781438402024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics of Myth The Book Review:

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.

Star Wars

Star Wars
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2000-03
ISBN 10: 9780789455918
ISBN 13: 0789455919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Wars Book Review:

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.

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Author: James Hollis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-05-05
ISBN 10: 1101216697
ISBN 13: 9781101216699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life Book Review:

What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

Pathways to Bliss

Pathways to Bliss
Author: Joseph Campbell
Publsiher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-02-01
ISBN 10: 1611780292
ISBN 13: 9781611780291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Bliss Book Review:

Explore myth as a tool for personal growth and transformation 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 best-selling 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 and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

Age of Myth

Age of Myth
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN 10: 1101965347
ISBN 13: 9781101965344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Age of Myth Book Review:

One of fantasy’s finest next-generation storytellers continues to break new ground. Michael J. Sullivan’s trailblazing career began with the breakout success of his Riyria series: full-bodied, spellbinding fantasy adventures whose imaginative scope and sympathetic characters won a devoted readership and comparisons to fantasy masters Brandon Sanderson, Scott Lynch, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Now Age of Myth inaugurates an original five-book series. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer; Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom; and Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people. The Age of Myth is over. The time of rebellion has begun. Magic, fantasy, and mythology collide in Michael J. Sullivan’s Legends of the First Empire series: AGE OF MYTH • AGE OF SWORDS • AGE OF WAR

Goddesses

Goddesses
Author: Campbell Joseph
Publsiher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-12-21
ISBN 10: 1611780233
ISBN 13: 9781611780239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Goddesses Book Review:

Explore the mysteries of the feminine divine Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics. While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs. In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power
Author: Jared A. Ball
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2020-04-01
ISBN 10: 3030423557
ISBN 13: 9783030423551
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power Book Review:

This Palgrave Pivot offers a history of and proof against claims of "buying power" and the impact this myth has had on understanding media, race, class and economics in the United States. For generations Black people have been told they have what is now said to be more than one trillion dollars of "buying power," and this book argues that commentators have misused this claim largely to blame Black communities for their own poverty based on squandered economic opportunity. This book exposes the claim as both a marketing strategy and myth, while also showing how that myth functions simultaneously as a case study for propaganda and commercial media coverage of economics. In sum, while “buying power” is indeed an economic and marketing phrase applied to any number of racial, ethnic, religious, gender, age or group of consumers, it has a specific application to Black America.

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:223257797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Key

The Key
Author: James N. Frey
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2002-08-03
ISBN 10: 1429932287
ISBN 13: 9781429932288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Key Book Review:

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 Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus
Author: Albert Camus
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 0141914173
ISBN 13: 9780141914176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Sisyphus Book Review:

In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? As Camus argues, if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. This is our 'absurd' task, like Sisyphus forever rolling his rock up a hill, as the inevitability of death constantly overshadows us. Written during the bleakest days of the Second World War, The Myth of Sisyphus argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran, the settings of his great novels The Outsider and The Plague. Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include The Fall, The Outsider and The First Man. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Justin O'Brien With an Introduction by James Wood

Another Modernity

Another Modernity
Author: Clémence Boulouque
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1503613119
ISBN 13: 9781503613119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Modernity Book Review:

Another Modernity is a rich study of the life and thought of Elia Benamozegh, a nineteenth-century rabbi and philosopher whose work profoundly influenced Christian-Jewish dialogue in twentieth-century Europe. Benamozegh, a Livornese rabbi of Moroccan descent, was a prolific writer and transnational thinker who corresponded widely with religious and intellectual figures in France, the Maghreb, and the Middle East. This idiosyncratic figure, who argued for the universalism of Judaism and for interreligious engagement, came to influence a spectrum of religious thinkers so varied that it includes proponents of the ecumenical Second Vatican Council, American evangelists, and right-wing Zionists in Israel. What Benamozegh proposed was unprecedented: that the Jewish tradition presented a solution to the religious crisis of modernity. According to Benamozegh, the defining features of Judaism were universalism, a capacity to foster interreligious engagement, and the political power and mythical allure of its theosophical tradition, Kabbalah—all of which made the Jewish tradition uniquely equipped to assuage the post-Enlightenment tensions between religion and reason. In this book, Clémence Boulouque presents a wide-ranging and nuanced investigation of Benamozegh's published and unpublished work and his continuing legacy, considering his impact on Christian-Jewish dialogue as well as on far-right Christians and right-wing religious Zionists.

The Myth of Individualism

The Myth of Individualism
Author: Peter L. Callero
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1442217456
ISBN 13: 9781442217454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of Individualism Book Review:

The Myth of Individualism offers a concise introduction to sociology and sociological thinking. Drawing upon personal stories, historical events and sociological research, Callero shows how powerful social forces shape individual lives in subtle but compelling ways.

The Beauty Myth

The Beauty Myth
Author: Naomi Wolf
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-03-17
ISBN 10: 9780061969942
ISBN 13: 006196994X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beauty Myth Book Review:

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 Joseph Campbell Companion

The Joseph Campbell Companion
Author: Diane Osbon
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1992-03-03
ISBN 10: 9780060167189
ISBN 13: 0060167181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joseph Campbell Companion Book Review:

Celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell shares his intimate and inspiring reflections on the art of living in this beautifully packaged book, part of a new series to be based on his unpublished writings.

The Lighthouse Witches

The Lighthouse Witches
Author: C.J. Cooke
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN 10: 0008354715
ISBN 13: 9780008354718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lighthouse Witches Book Review:

Don’t miss the brand-new chilling gothic thriller from the bestselling author . . .