Transformations of Myth Through Time
The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.
The late Joseph Campbell was a formidably learned scholar who also possessed the gift of getting his ideas across to popular audiences, and these transcriptions of his PBS-TV talks constitute a wonderfully comprehensible introduction to the marvels of mythology. They may even, in fact, be a bit too informal for those revering particular myths and symbols. . . . Most readers should find his candor refreshing, though, especially in contrast to the New Age abasement of mythic traditions. Transformations of Myth Through Time is also comprehensively illustrated in a format that reproduces most of the images seen by its TV viewers, and this volume should have a long shelf life as one of the few readily accessible introductions to a topic of permanent interest. — From Paul Stuewe – Quill & Quire
The series of filmed lectures from which this book was create was later reworked and released on video as Mythos 1: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition and Mythos 2: The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition.
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