The Masks of God

Occidental Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Penguin Books

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Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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V.1. Primitive mythology. v.2. Oriental mythology. v.3. Occidental mythology. v .4. Creative mythology.

Occidental Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Souvenir Press

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Category:

Page: 576

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This volume covers the central myths that still inform the consciousness of the European West. The author traces these back to the cosmology built around the Levantine earth-goddess of the Bronze Age.

The Masks of God

Creative Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 730

View: 467

Oriental Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 558

View: 176

The Masks of God

Creative Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 730

View: 559

Creative Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 732

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In this climax to his great series of studies on world mythologies, Joseph Campbell examines a process which he sees as beginning in the mid-twelfth century in the West: an accelerating disintegration' of the orthodox tradition, which has resulted in release for the 'creative powers of a great company of towering individuals.' The natural context of traditional mythology is, he says, a stable society and accepted authority. Creative mythology, on the other hand, is the work of the rebellious, adventurous few, the 'challengers of hell'. It arises from individual experience, but if it has a certain depth and import, it can in communication reach the value and force of living myth'. Such is the function of the great creative thinkers and artists of the post-medieval period in Europe, from Galileo to Einstein, Shakespeare to Thomas Mann.

Occidental Mythology

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mythology

Page: 576

View: 617

This third volume of Campbell's classic study of world mythologies covers the central myths that still inform the consciousness of the European West. Campbell traces these back to the cosmology built around the Levantine earth-goddess of the Bronze Age, changed but only partly suppressed by the patriarchal tribal invasions which shaped Judaic and Greek myth. He then examines the interplay of Persia, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islam and Christian Europe upon the matrix of ancient beliefs.