NewsBlast | Read Occidental Mythology as an eBook

We’re excited to be able to bring you the ebook edition of Occidental Mythology, the third installment in Joseph Campbell’s Masks of God series (both the third title in the series, and the third we’ve released), which stands alongside The Hero with a Thousand Faces and the sadly unfinished Historical Atlas of World Mythology as Campbell’s most in-depth and wide-ranging exploration of mythology.

In this volume, the preeminent mythologist looks at the pagan religions of Greece, Rome, and the Celts, as well as the Abrahamic religions — Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Exploring the West’s shift from female-centered to male-centered mythology, Campbell examines the distinguishing characteristics and the shared root concepts of these mythologies.

The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell’s masterworks. On completing it, he wrote:

Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge.


THE MASKS OF GOD Collected Works of Joseph Campbell edition:

Coming 2018!

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  1. Primitive Mythology (release 2018)
  2. Oriental Mythology*
  3. Occidental Mythology*
  4. Creative Mythology*
*AVAILABLE NOW