Creative Mythology

Campbell, Joseph

This volume explores the whole inner story of modern culture, spanning our entire philosophical, spiritual, and artistic history since the Dark Ages, and treating our unique position as the creators of our own mythology. 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 (in this volume in 1968), 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.

NOTE: New cover, c. 2003

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