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Occidental Mythology

By Joseph Campbell
This work is part of a series: Masks of God, The (Series).

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 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, irrestibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge.”

Campbell offers a systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world. “The high function of Occidental myth and ritual . . . is to establish a means of relationship–of God to Man and Man to God”.–Joseph Campbell.

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Occidental Mythology
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Las máscaras de Dios Vol III: Mitología Occidental
Spanish | Español edition (February 21, 2018)
Alianza Editorial, Madrid, Spain
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Occidental Mythology
English edition (September 1, 2011)
Souvenir Press, London, United Kingdom
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As Máscaras de Deus. Mitologia Ocidental
Portuguese | Português edition (January 1, 2004)
Editora Palas Athena, Sao Paulo, SP Brazil
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Le Maschere di Dio: Mitologia Occidentale
Italian | Italiano edition (April 4, 1992)
Casa Editrice Valentine Bompiani & C., Milano, Italy
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Die Masken Gottes: Mythologie des Westerns
German | Deutsch edition (January 1, 1992)
Sphinx-Verlag, Basel, Germany
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Occidental Mythology
English edition (January 1, 1991)
Arkana, Viking Penguin, New York, England, Australia, Ontario Canada, New Zealand
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Occidental Mythology
Italian | Italiano edition (January 1, 1977)
Casa Editrice Valintino Bompani & C. S.p.A.
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Occidental Mythology
English edition (October 1, 1974)
Souvenir Press Ltd, London, United Kingdom
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Occidental Mythology
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Viking Penguin, New York, NY
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