ePublications

ePublications (for Kindle & iBooks)

eSingles

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

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: 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: 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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eBooks

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: 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: Thou Art That

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 scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of...

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