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Art of Indian Asia, The

Two volumes; the first contains the text, while the second contains the images. This work, a unique product of scholarship and photography, presents a view of Indian Art that is believed to be the …

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Artistic Form and Yoga in the Sacred Images of India

This pioneering work now in English opened C. G. Jung`s eyes to the psychological and spiritual significance of the Indian Mandala, and it remains the clearest introduction to the essence of Indian art and …

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Asian Journals — India and Japan

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body …

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Audio: Lecture I.1.1 – The Celebration of Life

In the human heart and in the human mind — no matter what the race, the culture, the language, the tradition — there is at least the sense of a mystery, and an awesome …

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Audio: Lecture I.1.2 – The Individual in Oriental Mythology

In the wonderful Inferno of Dante, as he wandered through these hell pits, he recognized all of his friends. In the Greek world, when the heroes go to the underworld, they recognize their friends, …

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Audio: Lecture I.1.3 – Symbolism and the Individual

These two systems of ideal–one teaching the beauty and majesty of the religious submission before God, the other the heroism of the humanistic insistence of the values of man–are in collision, and distinctly so …

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Audio: Lecture I.1.4 – New Horizons

The old texts comfort us with horizons, they tell us that a loving, a kind, a just father is out there. But according to the scientific view, nobody knows what is out there, or …

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Audio: Lecture I.1.5 – The Vitality of Myth

Myths are public dreams; dreams are private myths. By finding your own dream and following it through, it will lead you to the myth-world in which you live. But just as in dream, the …

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Audio: Lecture I.2.1 – The Thresholds of Mythology

The first function [of mythology] is to reconcile consciousness to existence or to reject existence. The second function is to present an image of the universe through which the sensed meaning, or power, or …

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Audio: Lecture I.2.2 – The Inward Journey

When one studies primitive mythologies, the imagery of the mythological world derives from the psychological experiences of the shamans. The source of the imagery of primitive myths is the shaman’s psychological crisis. The shaman …

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Audio: Lecture I.2.3 – Confrontation of East and West in Religion

Just as for the American Indian the buffalo dropped away, and with it their public social mythology, so for us: the world has moved past, and our mythology has dropped off, and we are …

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Audio: Lecture I.2.4 – Imagery of Rebirth Yoga

The realms of the gods and demons — heaven, purgatory, hell — are of the substance of dreams…. The mythology is the dream of the world. And if taken objectively as though there were …

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Audio: Lecture I.2.5 – The World Soul

In the ultimate illumination, all pairs of opposites are transcended, are left behind. And this world as we know and experience it is the perfect lotus world — this is nirvana, as it looks…. …

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Audio: Lecture I.3.1 – Interpreting Oriental Myth

The whole point of the Oriental wisdom and mythic themes is that we are not in exile, but that the god is within you. You can’t be exiled from it. All that can happen …

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Audio: Lecture I.3.2 – The Mystical Traditions of India

Yoga is the intentional stopping of the spontaneous activity of the mind substance. Now the notion is that within what is called the gross matter of the mind… there functions what we now call …

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Audio: Lecture I.3.3 – Hinduisim

In traditional Hinduism, each caste has its own laws, its own morality, its own place in the society, and the individual is given so many laws to attend to that his whole life is …

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Audio: Lecture I.3.4 – Buddhism

No experience can be taught; all that can be taught is the way to an experience. Hence Buddhism is something that is implicit in ourselves and is to be achieved through experience but cannot …

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Audio: Lecture I.3.5 – Creativity in Oriental Mythology

When one looks at the glorious panorama of Indian art one sees a repetition of themes; beautiful themes, dependable themes, motifs that recur time and time again. And if you compare that galaxy of …

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Audio: Lecture I.4.1 – Man and Myth

There are two orders of dream. There is the simple personal dream, where you get tangled up in your own personal twists and resistances to your life and so forth…. But then there is …

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Audio: Lecture I.4.2 – Mythic Living

Jung began reading ravenously the works that had already been published on mythology, and this thought came to him—what it means live by and with a myth and what it means to live without …

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Audio: Lecture I.4.3 – Society and Symbol

I think one could define a symbol as an energy-releasing and -directing image, and since the symbolic systems of the world include many symbols that are practically universal, the questions comes up as to …

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Audio: Lecture I.4.4 – The Necessity of Rites

Life is a monstrous, horrendous presence and you live on it. You wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for that. The first function of a mythological order has been to reconcile consciousness to this …

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Audio: Lecture I.4.5 – Personal Myth

Now what do you have in your life for which you would sacrifice your life…? What is the great thing? What makes you do what you do, what is the call of your life …

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Audio: Lecture I.5.1 – Interpreting Symbolic Forms

One way… to destroy the value and spiritual effect of a symbol of this spiritual kind is to say that it refers to a historical event. A spiritual symbol, a religious symbol, a mythic …

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Audio: Lecture I.5.2 – Mythic Vision

The mythological realm is the realm that supports our realm. In philosophical language it could be compared to the realm of Platonic ideas. It is that realm of eternal principals, eternal forms which bring …

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Audio: Lecture I.5.3 – Experiencing the Divine

When our guiding mythology corresponds to that of our culture, our dreams will be regarded, so to say, as visions. We will be experiencing the divine in the form in which our society regards …

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Audio: Lecture I.5.4 – History of the Gods

A myth is a poetic image that points past itself to an ineffable truth and so it can’t be called a concept…. But a myth, a mythology is a total image of the universe …

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Audio: Lecture I.5.5 – The Religious Impulse

We have a highly differentiated society able to absorb people of many, many different faiths, but that means that the society itself cannot be governed by a single faith. Even that phrase that we …

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Audio: Lecture I.6.1 – Origins of Western Mythology

As I say, the function finally of myths is to introduce you by way of the mārga, of the [universal] path, to the deep psychological and mystical the two being ultimately one. The mystery …

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Audio: Lecture I.6.2 – The Mythology of Love

The Persian poets asked, “What is it that sustains Satan in his eternal, infinitely painful exile?” Because the deepest pain of Hell is not the fire or the stench but the depravation of the …

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Audio: Lecture I.6.3 – The Arthurian Tradition

Europe had perfectly good religions and mythologies going fine and then [Christianity] is brought in on top of it. And what you get then… is an attempt on the part of the European mind …

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Audio: Lecture I.6.4 – The Grail Legend

Galahad is a word from the Old Testament that means Mountain of Testimony; [Sir Galahad] is a mountain of testimony to Christ. The whole tradition of the virgin knight as the Grail knight belongs …

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Audio: Lecture I.6.5 – The Forest Adventurous

We left our two heroes, Percival and Gawain, on their quest, and we now come to the story of the resolutions…. Percival has been wandering for some five years on his steed through this …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.1 – The Function of Mythology

…the origin of the mythological symbols is not pseudo-scientific, pseudo-historical. They spring from the psyche. They are not the consequence of observations, they are the consequence of observations misinterpreted through projections from the human …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.10 – Birth of the Modern

In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores way in which myth expressed itself in the first cities, in classical India and East Asia, and in the birth of our modern world. This series was recorded …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.11 – Mythological Conclusions

In this talk, never before commercially released, Joseph Campbell sums up the subject that he has been exploring: a brief history of world mythology. He then moves on to discussing with his audience the …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.2 – Mythology East and West

“‘Tat Tvam Asi’. You are it. That mystery which you seek to know, which you look for outside, which you project into personifications such as Yahweh, is your own very being, and looking for …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.3 – The Sound AUM and Kundalini Yoga

All of these possibilities are before you. And then… when you come down finally to the last, you are born. And this little thing comes into the world, ignorant of all that it has …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.4 – Buddhism in China

I suppose if you were to try to invent two peoples at opposite poles of any spectrum you chose, Chinese and Hindus would be perfectly good candidates for the opposition. […] Think of the …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.5 – Shift to Western Psychology

In this talk, Joseph Campbell begins looking at the psychological underpinnings of myth, and the way in which the modern revolution in psychiatric knowledge led by Freud and Jung has altered our view of …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.6 – Jung: Myth and Shadow

In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores the connection between mythology and the depth psychology of Carl Jung.

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Audio: Lecture II.1.7 – Thomas Mann and James Joyce

In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores the mythologically inflected novels of Thomas Mann and James Joyce. This series was recorded at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California during the summer of 1969, immediately …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.8 – Grail Mythology

In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores the Arthurian tales of the Grail–both in their humanist form, featuring the quest of the unsophisticated Sir Parzival, and in their spiritual form, featuring the quest of the …

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Audio: Lecture II.1.9 – Birth of the Perennial Mythology

In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores way in which myth expressed itself in the earliest human cultures. This series was recorded at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California during the summer of 1969, …

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Audio: Lecture II.2.1 – Mythic Themes in Literature and Art

Creative mythology, then, is the rendition of images, of life, of poetic statements, of the orders that you perceive underlying the purposes of the world in terms of your experience. — Joseph Campbell In …

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Audio: Lecture II.2.2 – Hermes, Alchemy, & the Voyage of Ulysses

Hermes is the lord of the road to rebirth. He is the one who meets the soul at death and guides the path to eternal life of one kind or another. In that way, …

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Audio: Lecture II.2.3 – Psychosis and the Hero’s Journey

Each one brings the myth right out of himself. And what the analyst does is help you recognize it as the image carrier of your own affects, your own energies. The value of the …

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Audio: Lecture II.2.4 – Mythology in the Modern Age

Whereas in the ancient world one could speak of two mythologies — the mythology of the people staying in the village, doing as they were told, guarded by the village compound and the village …

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Audio: Lecture II.2.5 – Creative Mythology

It is impossible to communicate an experience to someone who has not had the experience. Try to communicate the experience of skiing down a wonderful mountain slope to someone who has never been on …

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Audio: Lecture II.3.1 – Symbols of the Christian Faith

Why do we yearn? What is it we yearn for? It’s for something that was never on land or sea. And this is a peculiar European romantic thing. And that is the fulfillment of …

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Audio: Lecture II.3.2 – Tarot & the Christian Myth

The wheel of fortune is usually represented as a revolving wheel with a person up here in victory, in triumph. A person here on the way down, the depression, the crackup, the falling stock …

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Audio: Lecture II.3.3 – The Mythic Image

These are the principal archetypes, I would say, in the Jungian psychological opus: the center; the figures representing the functions — sensation, thinking, and so forth; the personae, these are culturally conditioned; the anima/animus, …

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Audio: Lecture II.3.4 – The Mythic Goddess

All I can tell you about mythology is what men have said and men experience. And now women have to tell us from their point of view what the possibilities of the feminine future …

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Audio: Lecture II.3.5 – Mythologies of Alienation and Rapture

Whether there is a God, whether one can be united with God, whether one can transcend God, and all that, it’s a perfect matter simply of vocabulary. And since the ultimate mystery of being …

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Audio: Lecture II.4.1 – Freud Jung & Kundalini Yoga Part 1

One can take anything – this watch – draw a ring around it. Forget that you know hot to use it. What is it? The mystery of the being of this object is exactly …

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Audio: Lecture II.4.2 – Freud Jung & Kundalini Yoga Part 2

Everywhere you turn you find the same myths . . . not always with the same emphases . . . but the same symbols. How is it that these symbols keep returning? There are …

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Audio: Lecture II.4.3 – Freud Jung & Kundalini Yoga Part 3

As I said to begin: life, the universe and all things are first and last absolutely without meaning. And this term of the Buddha, the tathagata, the one ‘thus come,’ points to that. As …

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Audio: Lecture II.4.4 – Archetypes & Mythology

You ask about eternal life. Shall I be alive after death? This is lunar eternity. This is a long time. The eternity is that dimension which the screen of time shuts out. The obscuring …

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Audio: Lecture II.4.5 – Four Aims of Indian Life

The first encounter of the West with this type of yoga was that of Alexander the Great. When he arrived in Taxila, in 327 B.C., he and his young officers heard that there was …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.1 – Mythologies New, Old & Today

When people ask me what is the myth today, I always have the feeling there is no myth, there can be no myth anymore. A mythology requires a homogeneous population, a group of people …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.2 – Myth & Violence in America

A movement from what Spengler called culture to civilization … is marked by revolutions and radical transformations of culture, where everything that had been natural became a problem, intellectually considered, criticized, and taken apart. …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.3 – Androgyne as Mystical Symbol

My subject tonight is the androgyne as mystical symbol. And the first point I want to make before engaging in the argument is that a symbol derives from the psyche, speaks to the psyche …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.4 – Cosmology and the Mythic Image

There is a beautiful saying by Novalis: The seat of the soul is there where the inner world and the outer world meet. This is the secret of all myth. The imagery of myth …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.5 – The Mythic Approach to Life Literature & Art

In India the ultimate mystery is defined in three terms: being, consciousness, and bliss. Where your bliss is, there’s your adventure. And it will be a bliss that will involve pain. It will involve …

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Audio: Lecture II.5.6 – The Way of Beauty

And so we come to the next part of the problem: what about aesthetic arrest, what about the static? Well Joyce turns for his authority here to Aquinas. And Aquinas speaks of three moments …

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Audio: Lecture II.6.1 – Modern Myths of Quest

Myths do a number of things for us – from social and cultural to psychological and spiritual. Joseph Campbell offers a modern perspective on the Illumination of myths. After delving into the perspectives of …

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Audio: Lecture II.6.2 – The Psychological Basis of Freedom

Speaking at Bennett College in Greensboro NC, Joseph Campbell addresses the psychological perspective of freedom as it relates to Modern Man. He touches on Roman perspectives and the “Tree of Enlightenment” and once again …

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Audio: Lecture II.6.3 – Mythology of Today

Joseph Campbell explores the Grail Legend and the cosmological function of mythology, offering us a unique perspective on “Mythology Today”. Listen as he describes the Levantine forms that collided with Europe and how that …

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Audio: Lecture II.6.4 – Confrontation – Religion & Society

Campbell looks at what happens when you mix religion and society. He begins by looking at the recognition of the divine, and brings us to a conclusion of the affirmation of life. How? Listen …

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Audio: Lecture II.6.5 – Mythology & Art

In this unique lecture Joseph Campbell speaks about “proper and improper art” following a dance presentation by his wife, Jean Erdman. His commentary on mythology and art covers an eastern perspective of art and …

Audio: Lecture III.1.1 – On the Wings of Art

This talk, the first in Volume 1, “The Mythic Novels of James Joyce” is entitled “On Wings of Art.” It was recorded at the Esalen Institute on November 25, 1983. Only Campbell could make …

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Audio: Lecture III.1.2 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

This talk, the second in Volume 1,“The Mythic Novels of James Joyce” is entitled “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” It was recorded at the Esalen Institute on November 25, 1983. …

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Audio: Lecture III.1.3 – Ulysses Part 1

This talk, the third in Volume 1,“The Mythic Novels of James Joyce” is entitled “Ulysses, pt. 1.” It was recorded at the Esalen Institute on November 26, 1983. Molly Bloom is equated with Penelope …

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Audio: Lecture III.1.4 – Ulysses Part 2

This talk, the fourth in Volume 1,“The Mythic Novels of James Joyce” is entitled “Ulysses, pt. 2.” It was recorded at the Esalen Institute on November 26, 1983. Joseph Campbell continues the reading of …

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Audio: Lecture III.1.5 – Finnegans Wake

This talk, the fifth in Volume 1,“The Mythic Novels of James Joyce” is entitled “Finnegans Wake.” It was recorded at the Esalen Institute on November 27, 1983. Mythologist Joseph Campbell and author Henry Morton …

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Audio: Series I Complete Bundle

New! All six volumes in Series I… Joseph Campbell’s Audio Series I, until now only offered by volume bundle, is now available as a megabundle! This new Series I Complete Bundle – all six …

Audio: Series I, Volume 1: Mythology & the Individual (bundle)

These five talks, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore the ways in which mythology serves and shapes the individual. They were among those that Campbell kept in his study and …

Audio: Series I, Volume 2: Inward Journey: East & West (bundle)

These five talks, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore the roots of myth, its psychological manifestations, and the ways in which it has expressed itself differently in India and East …

Audio: Series I, Volume 3: The Eastern Way (bundle)

These five lectures, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore the myths and symbols of the religions in India and East Asia. They were among those that Campbell kept in his …

Audio: Series I, Volume 4: Man and Myth (bundle)

These five lectures, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, examine the way in myth and symbols affect and serve the individual, tying together lessons from religion, anthropology, art and modern psychology. …

Audio: Series I, Volume 5: Myths and Masks of God (bundle)

These five lectures, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore what it means to approach and experience the divine. They were among those that Campbell kept in his study and used …

Audio: Series I, Volume 6: The Western Quest (bundle)

These five lectures, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore how the modern European cultural explosion from the Middle Ages to the present, with its emphasis on the individual’s quest for …

Audio: Series II Complete Bundle

Lectures from the middle of Campbell’s career, starting just after the moon landing in 1969 and counting to the late 1970s. Audio: Series II, Volume 1: A Brief History of World Mythology (bundle) In …

Audio: Series II, Volume 1: A Brief History of World Mythology (bundle)

In Series II.1 Joseph Campbell provides a “brief history of World Mythology” by introducing us to the functions of Mythology and how the functions differ from East to West. Lectures include an interpretation of …

Audio: Series II, Volume 2: Mythological Perspectives (bundle)

In this series, Joseph Campbell offers an overview of world mythology through a variety of lenses. The topics range from Christianity to the East, including a lecture that ties Carl Jung and Buddha into …

Audio: Series II, Volume 3: Christian Symbols and Ideas (bundle)

Beginning with the symbols of the Christian faith, Campbell explores medieval history from the perspective of Tarot deck. Discussions of mythic images, mythic goddess, and alienation and rapture offer a deep look into Campbell’s …

Audio: Series II, Volume 4: Psychology and Asian Philosophies (bundle)

In Volume 4, Campbell delves deep into the relationships involving Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and the concepts involved in Kundalini Yoga. His thoughts on aesthetic realization, Dante’s “La Vita Nuova” and his thoughts about …

Audio: Series II, Volume 5: Your Myth Today (bundle)

The ever changing story of mythology is brought to us with a modern perspective by Joesph Campbell. In this volume, he talks of mythology of today, his thoughts on how it relates to violence …

Audio: Series II, Volume 6: Mythic Ideas and Modern Culture (bundle)

Joseph Campbell presents mythic ideas and concepts with a unique perspective of modern cultures. As he discusses art and it’s relationship to mythology today, he explores the confrontation of religion and society and addresses …

Audio: Series III, Volume 1: The Mythic Novels of James Joyce (bundle)

Audio: Lecture III.1.1 – On the Wings of Art Audio: Lecture III.1.2 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audio: Lecture III.1.3 – Ulysses Part 1 Audio: Lecture III.1.4 – Ulysses …

Baksheesh and Brahman

Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost interpreters of myth in our time. Yet when he traveled to Asia for the first time he was nearly fifty and at a crossroads in his life …

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Bulfinch’s Mythology

Illustrated, from the Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch, With 200 Works of Art by Artists from Praxit Introduction by Joseph Campbell.

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Changing Images of Man

Prepared by the Centre for the Study of Social Policy/SRI International Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) released a report in 1974 that has become a classic in the “alternative futures” literature. It has …

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Complete Grimms Fairy Tales, The

The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap …

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Correspondence

Selected letters capturing ongoing conversations between famed mythologist Joseph Campbell and a remarkable group of artists, seekers, filmmakers, novelists, and scholars This brand-new collection of letters features illuminating conversations between Joseph Campbell and a …

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Divine Horsemen

This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in 1953 by the fledgling Thames & Hudson firm in the Man and Myth series …

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Eastern Way, The

Authorized by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, here is Volume Three (of Five) in a 40-hour series. These are the key lectures that Campbell kept in his study and used as the basis for later …

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eBook: A Joseph Campbell Companion

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are—Joseph Campbell One of Joseph Campbell’s most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove …

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eBook: Creative Mythology

The mythologies of this book are the productions, the revelations — the letters in a bottle, set floating on the sea — of such men and women, who have had the courage to be at one in their wanting and their doing, their knowing and their telling.

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eBook: Myths to Live By

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 …

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eBook: Occidental Mythology

Explore the power of myth as it flowered in the ancient Near East and the Classical World In this third volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology …

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eBook: Oriental Mythology

Explore the power of myth as it flowered in Asia In this second volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the pre-eminent mythologist looks at Asian …

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eBook: Primitive Mythology

Explore the power of myth as humanity first discovered it In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the …

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eBook: The Flight of the Wild Gander

In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrence and with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell explores the origins of myth, from the Grimms’ fairy tales to Native American legends. …

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eBook: The Thousand and One Nights

Experience the overflowing bounty of the world’s greatest collection of folk myths and fairy tales “Shehrzad was a priestess of the psyche secure in her science. The wonderful ease with which she gave not …

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eBook: Thou Art That

See print versions of this title. Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible …

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Ecstasy of Being, The

Joseph Campbell’s collected writings on dance and art, edited and introduced by Nancy Allison, CMA, the founder of Jean Erdman Dance, and including Campbell’s unpublished manuscript “Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual …

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Enlightened One, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of …

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Erotic Irony and Mythic Forms in the Art of Thomas Mann

This exploration of the mythological themes in Thomas Mann’s work is now available in the collection, The Mythic Dimension

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eSingle: Bachofen’s Myth, Religion & Mother Right

“Wise, deep-seeing, sagely Bachofen… could with equal eye regard the whole sweep of what he saw to be an orderly progression in which his own mode of consciousness participated as a member. And it …

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eSingle: Belief and Power in Myth

“The question of belief is of less moment in the mythological sphere than the question of the power of the imagery to evoke and organize spiritual energy and thus to render, not an ideology, …

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eSingle: Bios & Mythos

Joseph Campbell wrote this article for a collection of essays, Psychoanalysis and Culture, printed in 1951 to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of the famed psychiatrist and ethnologist, Géza Róheim. In it, he seeks to …

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eSingle: Bundle

A selection of individual articles and extracts by Joseph Campbell, some pulled from larger works and some never before released or collected! In this bundle:

eSingle: Comparative Mythology

Joseph Campbell taught Mythology to students at Sarah Lawrence College, just north of New York City, for thirty-eight years. Late in his tenure, Campbell made a proposal to use his introductory course as the …

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eSingle: Historical Atlas of World Mythology: (I.A.) Prologue

We live, today, in a terminal moraine of myths and mythic symbols, fragments large and small of traditions that formerly inspired and gave rise to civilizations. Our prevailing, Newtonian world view is of a …

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eSingle: Historical Atlas of World Mythology: (I.D.) Early Hunters of the Open Plains

A recognition of the mystery of death, and therewith, of life, marks the spiritual separation of man from the beasts. — Joseph Campbell In this installment of the Historical Atlas of World Mythology (Digital …

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eSingle: Historical Atlas of World Mythology: (I.E.) Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest

Explore the primal myths of the tropical world The contrast of the two worlds and of the ways of life and thought of these Pygmies and the Bushmen could hardly be more extreme. Ethnologically, …

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eSingle: Historical Atlas of World Mythology: (I.F.) Art as a Revelation

In this latest installment, one of the final pieces that Campbell wrote, he explores the creative explosion that marked the beginning of modern human culture. “It is evident,” he says, “that ‘Primitive Art,’ both …

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eSingle: Moonlight in Vermont

In this short story, written just before the American entry into World War II, Joseph Campbell explores a theme he’d study for many years as an academic: the journey of a hero into a …

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eSingle: Myth and Dream (from The Hero with a Thousand Faces)

Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the …

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eSingle: The Fairy Tale

“The folk tale is the primer of the picture-language of the soul.” — Joseph Campbell Originally written as the foreword to The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales (released in 1944), this fascinating essay explores the basis and the …

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eSingle: The Historical Development of Mythology

In this fascinating overview of the shape of myths throughout human civilization’s expansion, Joseph Campbell lays out an overview of both the origins and the evolution of our myths. Campbell wrote this essay just …

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eSingle: The Symbol without Meaning

“When the symbol is functioning for engagement, the cognitive faculties are held fascinated by and bound to the symbol itself, and are thus simultaneously informed by and protected from the unknown. But when the …

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eSingle: Trick or Treat: Halloween…

“The make-believe, the play, the humor, the delight is the mythological perspective on life. In the Hindu tradition, the world is said to be “God’s play,” “God’s dance.” When one plays life that way, …

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Experience of God, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of …

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Fire in the Mind, A

The fascinating biography that illuminates the man whose work changed modern culture. * Gives a complete biographical view of Campbell’s life and a personal perspective of who he was through the voices of his …

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First Storytellers, The

The third program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information The late Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost scholars on the …

Flight of the Wild Gander, The

“In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrence and with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell explores the origins of myth, from the Grimms’ fairy tales to Native American legends. …

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From Goddess to God

A review from All Movie Guide: As part four in the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video continues Joseph Campbell’s look at the development of religion. Joseph Campbell’s Mythos: From Goddess to God examines …

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Goddesses

“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 …

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Hero with a Thousand Faces, The

This seminal work has influenced millions of readers since it was originally published in 1949, bringing the insights of modern psychology together with Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In The Hero with a …

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Hero’s Adventure, The

The first program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly …

Hero’s Journey, The (book)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: a Biographical Portrait (video) Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell …

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Hero’s Journey, The (video)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (book) “And so Galahad decided that it would be a disgrace to set off on a quest with the other knights. Alone …

In All Her Names

Collection of essays on the Goddess by Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, Riane Eisler, and Charles Muses. A review from Library Journal: This important collection of essays (including Riane Eisler’s “The Goddess of Nature and …

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Inner Journey, The

Published since 1976 by the prestigious Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, Parabola has become the preeminent magazine devoted to the myths, rituals, and art of the world’s religious and cultural traditions. …

Inner Reaches of Outer Space, The

Developed from a memorable series of lectures delivered in San Francisco, which included a legendary symposium at the Palace of Fine Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, this book–the last Campbell completed in his lifetime–explores …

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Inward Journey: East and West

From the Star Wars trilogy to the lyrics of the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world. Provocative …

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Inward Path, The

A review from All Movie Guide: Renowed scolar Joseph Campbell continues his exploration of mythology in part six of his Mythos series. This video discusses the mythologies and philosophies of the East. By examining …

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (audio)

The complete soundtrack from the phenomenally popular PBS series whose message about myth, ritual, and spiritual potentialities exhilarated millions of people. Contents: Program 1: The Hero’s Adventure Program 2: The Message of the Myth …

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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (book)

These stimulating conversations between inspirational scholar Joseph Campbell and veteran journalist Bill Moyers created a national sensation when they first aired on public television. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths …

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Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (video)

Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS. In dialogues that …

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Joseph Campbell Companion, A

In an intimate seminar gathered at the Esalen Institute for one month in 1983, Joseph Campbell discussed the ways in which myth informs and pervades each of our lives. This popular book gathers together …

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King and the Corpse, The

Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a …

Language of the Goddess, The

In this richly illustrated volume, the noted archaeologist and prehistorian Marija Gimbutas brings prepatriarchal civilization to life. A pioneer in archaeomythology — the interdisciplinary field based on archaeology, comparative mythology, and folklore — Gimbutas …

Love and the Goddess

The fifth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information A series of interviews that Bill Moyers conducted with Joseph Campbell near …

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Man and Myth

In Man and Myth, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of mythological symbols and our use of them to reconcile the conflicts inherent in life. Provocative and full of wisdom, these lectures were the basis …

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Man and Time

This is from a collection of essays and lectures given by the Eranos scholars on aspects of religion, mythology, and psychology. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. …

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Man and Transformation

Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen …

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Masks of Eternity

The sixth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Program Six features the fascinating global conceptions of God–the masks of eternity …

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Masquerade

Masks have always been more than simple disguise. They are a part of the alchemy that turns the secular world into the sacred, the mundane into the magical. In festivals and holidays around the …

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Message of the Myth, The

The second program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information This is part two of the six part series of conversations on …

My Life and Lives

The autobiography of Khyongla Rato is a moving human interest story set in the last few decades of life in Tibet before Communists seized control of the country in 1959. It is the only …

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Mysteries, The

This is from a collection of lectures brought together by Campbell by a variety of scholars interested in philosophy, mythology, and depth psychology. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held in Ascona in …

Mystic Vision, The

Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen …

Mystical Life, The

A review from All Movie Guide: As part five of the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video explores the connection between Christianity and the ancient mystery cults of Greece. Through the examination of artifacts …

Myth and the Body

In 1973, Two pioneers in their respective fields – Stanley Keleman and Joseph Campbell – began to hold what would be fourteen annual seminars, ceasing only with Campbell’s death, to trade their well-honed thoughts …

Myth, Religion, and Mother Right

This is an important book on the meaning of goddesses and the feminine in Greece, Rome, and the ancient world. The Swiss thinker J.J. Bachofen is most often connected with his theory of matriarchy, …

Mythic Dimension, The

These 12 eclectic essays explore myth and its fascinating context in the human imagination — in the arts, literature, and culture, as well as in everyday life. The latest title in New World Library’s …

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Mythic Image, The

Imagery, especially the imagery of dreams, is the basis of mythology. Joseph Campbell’s words are at once the inspiration and explanation for this book – a searching of the mythology of the world’s high …

Mythic Imagination, The

Before he was the engaging professor who brought mythology into people’s living rooms through his conversations with Bill Moyers, before he became known as the thinker whose ideas influenced Star Wars, and before his …

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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in …

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Mythologies of the Great Hunt

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythology and the Individual

From the Star Wars saga to the lyrics of the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our global culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world. …

Myths and Masks of God, The

Authorized by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, here is Volume Five of what will be a 40-hour series. These are the key lectures that Campbell kept in his study and used as the basis for …

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization

This is an interpretation of Indian culture through mythology and the symbolism in their arts. This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India’s legends, myth, and folklore, taken from the …

Myths of Greece and Rome

Orpheus leading his beloved Eurydice back to life … Ulysses battling to resist the mesmerising Sirens’ song …The tragedy of the vengeful Medea …The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and …

Myths of Light

This previously unpublished title brings the focus of Campbell’s remarkable knowledge and intellect to one of his favorite topics, the myths and metaphors of the Asian religions. By his own account, Joseph Campbell began …

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Myths to Live By

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 …

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Myths, Dreams, and Religion

In this volume, five theologians, three psychiatrists, two scholars of Asian civilization, and one comparative mythologist offer essays written independently, yet mysteriously complementary, and arranged by editor Joseph Campbell.

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On Being Human

Journey with Joseph Campbell as he takes you through the shaping of the Eastern tradition and examines spirituality through the mythic images of Hinduism and Buddhism. A review from All Movie Guide: As part …

Open Life, An

In the tradition of The Power of Myth, a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world-renowned scholar and mythologist. Toms, host of the radio series …

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Our Eternal Selves

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of …

Pagan and Christian Mysteries

Contents I. The Mystery of the Serpent, by Hans Leisegang II. Symbolic Representations of the Eucharist, by Julius Baum III. Transformation Symbolism in the Mass, by C. G. Jung IV. The Christian Mystery and …

Pathways to Bliss

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 …

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Philosophies of India

A comprehensive look at the philosophical systems and complex traditions of India by the influential teacher of Joseph Campbell. Wide-ranging and profound, Zimmer’s famous study remains a modern classic in Asian studies. The volume …

Portable Arabian Nights, The

This bids fair to be the definitive edition of a classic known to the majority of readers only through those stories familiarized in childhood reading. The editor has retained the well-known framework, the many …

Portable Jung, The

Joseph Campbell edited this collection of Carl Jung’s writings as a primer on the work of Jung. Well represented in lengthy excerpts are Jung’s work on the collective unconscious, the ego, and psychological types, …

Psyche and Symbol

The remarkably successful “The Power of Myth” introduced Joseph Campbell and his extraordinary ideas to millions. Now his vision of the One Great Story of our human adventure has been collected in the first …

Rarity: A Sukhavati Companion

In the West, we have the idea of a conflict between good and evil, and so we are asked to stand for good against evil. We do not have a religion like almost everyone …

Renewal Myths and Rites of the Primitive Hunters and Planters

A Blackfoot Indian legend tells the origin of the buffalo dance. An Indian maiden keeps her promise to marry a bull so her people will not starve. When she mourns her dead father–trampled by …

Romance of the Grail

Throughout his life, Joseph Campbell was deeply engaged in the study of the Grail Quests and Arthurian legends of the European Middle Ages. In this new volume of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, …

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Sacrifice and Bliss

The fourth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in this acclaimed …

Sacrifice, The

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Sake and Satori

In 1954, famed mythologist Joseph Campbell traveled, at age 50, to Asia for the first time. In this second volume of his Asian journals, he continues East after nearly seven months in India, moving …

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Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition, The

“The material of myth is the material of our life, the material of our body, and the material of our environment. A living, vital mythology deals with these.” — Joseph Campbell During the final …

Shaping of the Eastern Tradition, The

“Myth comes from the same zone as dream… from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” — Joseph Campbell Mythology scholar Joseph Campbell spent …

Shaping of the Western Tradition, The

1. Love as the Guide–The Arthurian romances, including Tristan and Iseult. 2. The Path of the Heart–Parzival and the Grail Quest. 3. Beyond Time and Space–The Romantic philosophers. 4. Between Pairs of Opposites–Thomas Mann …

Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake, A

Countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake — James Joyce’s 1939 masterwork, on which he labored for a third of his life — have given up after a few pages and “dismissed the book as a perverse …

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Spirit and Nature

This is an edited volume by Cambell of lectures given in the areas of folklore, religion, and mythology. It is one of the Eranos books. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at …

Spiritual Disciplines

This is from a collection of the lectures from the Eranos series on mythology, religion, and psychology. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a ‘shared feast’ and have lectured …

Sukhavati – Place of Bliss

“We’re in a free fall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. But all you have …

Tarot Revelations

Tarot Revelations is an analysis of the mysterious philosophy in the ancient cards that became modern playing cards. Citing Dante, C.G.Jung, and early Gnostics and alchemists, Campbell and Roberts reveal a path that has …

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The Masks of God 1: Primitive Mythology

Volume 1: Primitive Mythology: The primitive roots of the mythology of the world are examined in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology. The Masks of God is a four-volume …

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The Masks of God 2: Oriental Mythology

Volume 2: Campbell offers an explanation of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan. “The myth of eternal return, which is still basic to Oriental life, …

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The Masks of God 3: Occidental Mythology

Volume 3: Occidental Mythology is a systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the western world. The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world …

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The Masks of God 4: Creative Mythology

Volume 4: Explore the power of myth as it exploded from twelfth century Europe into the modern world In this fourth volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology …

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The Spirit Land

Explore the rich bond between life and mystery within Native American rituals and religion.

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Thou Art That

“Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here Campbell explores common religious symbols, reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context …

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Transformations of Myth Through Time

Covering the great sweep of mythological development around the world, this illustrated collection features the thirteen, brilliant key lectures from world-renowned scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell. Photos and illustrations throughout.

Universal Myths, The

Crossing the boundaries of time, religion, and culture, universal myths have provided inspiration and guidance for countless generations- laying a foundation for the religious, social, and political heritage of nations and peoples since the …

Way of Art, The

In this living recording from The Theater of the Open Eye in New York City, the noted mythologist speaks about the way of the mystic and the way of the artist, mythology and metaphor, …

Way of Myth, The

An engaging introduction to the world of Joseph Campbell through conversations on the meaning and power of myth, recorded shortly before Campbell’s death in 1987. This beautiful miniature edition covers a wide range of …

Way of the Animal Powers

This is a historical-geographical study of the beginnings of culture as manifested in myth. . . . Campbell begins with creation myths, moves to primitive hunters and gatherers, and culminates with the mythologies of …

Way to Illumination, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of …

Western Quest, The

Tape 1: Origins of Occidental Mythology Throughtout the myths of the world, certain elementary ideas appear that transcend all borders and languages, yet these universals are always clothes in the historical and social trappings …

Western Way, The

This volume and volumes one and two form a complete and unabridged offering of the last lecture series given by the phenomenally popular mythologist and storyteller Campbell. Combines videorecordings of lectures, workshops and interviews …

Where the Two Came to Their Father

The rare first printing of this inaugural work of the Bollingen series includes portfolio sized (24″ x 18″) reproductions of the sand paintings central to this ceremonial, and a seperate, folio-sized booklet containing the …

Wings of Art

In this six-part series, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell introduces and explores the unifying themes and mythological symbolism in James Joyce’s three greatest literary works–A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and …

Wisdom of the East, The

The compelling and often mysterious ways of the East are explored in this fascinating volume from the author of The Power of Myth. An enlightening study which contrasts effectively with Campbell’s presentation of The …