The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth
Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307794727
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Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Author: Joseph Campbell
Pages: 403
ISBN: 0691119244
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Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Bollingen Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

Myths to Live By

Myths to Live By
Author: Joseph Campbell
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781611780000
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover Myth "There's no one quite like Joseph Campbell. He knows the vast sweep of man's panoramic past as few men have ever known it." --The Village Voice 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 and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space — Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole. This classic has been newly illustrated and annotated in its first new edition since its original publication, which also marks the first ebook in the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. In the tradition of The Power of Myth and Pathways to Bliss, Myths to Live By remains one of Joseph Campbell's most enduring, popular, and accessible works.

Wake Up Happy

Wake Up Happy
Author: Michael Strahan
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781476775708
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Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From America’s favorite football player turned New York Times bestselling author and morning talk show host here are 18 rules of motivational advice that will inspire you to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of your personal ambitions. Pulling from his own life experiences, Michael Strahan details the mix of mental discipline, positive thinking, and sense of play that lead him to a Super Bowl XLII victory as a member of the New York Giants, and later to star alongside Kelly Ripa in the hit daytime talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. Each of these “Strahan Rules” will guide you step-by-step through developing a work ethic and mental durability that will prime you to achieve your goals and transform your life. Delivered with his signature wit and wisdom, Strahan’s Rules combine a range of advice, from values he picked up from his father who served in the military to professors who teach on the science of happiness and include: -Rule #5: Too many of us count ourselves out before we even give ourselves a chance...Do the work. Be excellent. You’ll find your place. -Rule #11: You can’t change other people, but you can change how you are around them, and sometimes, a lot of times, that’s more than enough. -Rule #12: Listen to other people, but don’t take their opinions for fact. Have your own experiences. Draw your own conclusions. Whether you are attempting to achieve your career goals, seeking to better your relationships or simply up your optimism quotient, Wake Up Happy will inspire you.

Pathways to Bliss

Pathways to Bliss
Author: Joseph Campbell
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781611780291
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Release: 2020-02-01
Editor: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore myth as a tool for personal growth and transformation Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as “other people's religion.” But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment — or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives. Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

The Hero s Journey

The Hero s Journey
Author: Joseph Campbell
Pages: 249
ISBN: 1577314042
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Release: 2003
Editor: New World Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

The Cry for Myth

The Cry for Myth
Author: Rollo May
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9780393240771
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Release: 1991-05-01
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here are case studies in which myths have helped Dr. May's patients make sense out of an often senseless world. It happens almost daily in a therapist's office. A patient, recalling a person, an event, an emotion, quite unexpectedly supplies a link from a life in the present to one of the durable myths of our culture. In this moment, the myth becomes a mirror, revealing to the patient the source of disturbance and pain in a pattern of behavior that often stretches a year or longer. The healing process begins. The myth, "eternity breaking into time" in Rollo Mays's words, becomes the focal point of recovery. Through tracing myths – whether from classical Greece and Dante's Middle Ages, European legend (Faust and the prototype of Sleeping Beauty), or contemporary American life (Jay Gatsby) -- and relating them to the dreams and associations he encounters in his own practice, Dr. May provides meaning and structure for all who seek direction in a morally confusing world. In this, perhaps the finest achievement of a great therapist, Rollo May writes with "the grace, wit, and style: for which he recently received the Gold Medal of the American Psychological Society.

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power

The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power
Author: Jared A. Ball
Pages: 111
ISBN: 9783030423551
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Release: 2020-04-01
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Palgrave Pivot offers a history of and proof against claims of "buying power" and the impact this myth has had on understanding media, race, class and economics in the United States. For generations Black people have been told they have what is now said to be more than one trillion dollars of "buying power," and this book argues that commentators have misused this claim largely to blame Black communities for their own poverty based on squandered economic opportunity. This book exposes the claim as both a marketing strategy and myth, while also showing how that myth functions simultaneously as a case study for propaganda and commercial media coverage of economics. In sum, while “buying power” is indeed an economic and marketing phrase applied to any number of racial, ethnic, religious, gender, age or group of consumers, it has a specific application to Black America.

Myth and Modernity

Myth and Modernity
Author: Dan Edelstein,Bettina R. Lerner
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9780300115161
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Editors' Preface Dan Edelstein and Bettina Lerner Mythomania and Modernity Part I: From Nation to Republic Bettina Lerner Michelet, Mythologue Leon Sachs Teaching to the Choir: The Republican Schoolteacher and the Sanctity of Secularism Tyler Stovall The Myth of the Liberatory Republic and the Political Culture of Freedom in Imperial France Part II: Reading Revolution" " Marie-Helene Huet The Face of Disaster Dan Edelstein The Modernization of Myth: From Balzac to Sorel Edward Berenson Fashoda, Dreyfus, and the Myth of Jean-Baptiste Marchand Part III: Mythical Selves Goran Blix Heroic Genesis in the "Memorial de Sainte-Helene "Natacha Allet Myth and Legend in Antonin Artaud's Theater Jean-Marie Apostolides Herge and the Myth of the Superchild Lawrence Kritzman De Gaulle's Memoires: Self-Portraiture and the Rhetoric of the Nation

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life

Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life
Author: James Hollis
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101216699
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Release: 2005-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What does it really mean to be a grown up in today’s world? We assume that once we “get it together” with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere between the age of thirty-five and seventy when we question the choices we’ve made, realize our limitations, and feel stuck— commonly known as the “midlife crisis.” Jungian psycho-analyst James Hollis believes it is only in the second half of life that we can truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. In Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, Hollis explores the ways we can grow and evolve to fully become ourselves when the traditional roles of adulthood aren’t quite working for us, revealing a new way of uncovering and embracing our authentic selves. Offering wisdom to anyone facing a career that no longer seems fulfilling, a long-term relationship that has shifted, or family transitions that raise issues of aging and mortality, Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life provides a reassuring message and a crucial bridge across this critical passage of adult development.

Star Wars

Star Wars
Author: Anonim
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0789455919
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Release: 2000-03
Editor: Dk Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This photographically illustrated guide charts Luke Skywalker's "hero's journey" from his farm boy origins to the fulfillment of his quest to become a Jedi Knight. Full color.

Another Modernity

Another Modernity
Author: Clémence Boulouque
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781503613119
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Release: 2020-08-18
Editor: Stanford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another Modernity is a rich study of the life and thought of Elia Benamozegh, a nineteenth-century rabbi and philosopher whose work profoundly influenced Christian-Jewish dialogue in twentieth-century Europe. Benamozegh, a Livornese rabbi of Moroccan descent, was a prolific writer and transnational thinker who corresponded widely with religious and intellectual figures in France, the Maghreb, and the Middle East. This idiosyncratic figure, who argued for the universalism of Judaism and for interreligious engagement, came to influence a spectrum of religious thinkers so varied that it includes proponents of the ecumenical Second Vatican Council, American evangelists, and right-wing Zionists in Israel. What Benamozegh proposed was unprecedented: that the Jewish tradition presented a solution to the religious crisis of modernity. According to Benamozegh, the defining features of Judaism were universalism, a capacity to foster interreligious engagement, and the political power and mythical allure of its theosophical tradition, Kabbalah—all of which made the Jewish tradition uniquely equipped to assuage the post-Enlightenment tensions between religion and reason. In this book, Clémence Boulouque presents a wide-ranging and nuanced investigation of Benamozegh's published and unpublished work and his continuing legacy, considering his impact on Christian-Jewish dialogue as well as on far-right Christians and right-wing religious Zionists.

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power

The Superman Syndrome The Magic of Myth in the Pursuit of Power
Author: Gene N. Landrum
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780595346974
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Release: 2005
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Positive Mental Moxie of Myth for Personal Growth Joseph Campbell defined a myth as "a life-shaping image, a metaphor that creates a hero out of those who heed it." Author Dr. Gene Landrum takes Campbell's definition one step further by offering a variety of motivational techniques that will propel you to heroic success. Dr. Landrum describes the "superman syndrome" as a series of common behaviors that permit an otherwise average person to rise above the norm. He points out that some of the world's most renowned visionaries-Catherine the Great, Walt Disney, and Ian Fleming-did not conform to tradition because they modeled their behavior on heroic ideals and mythical mentors. Learn how to transform your life from ordinary to extraordinary by focusing on several key ideas: Chasing money is entropic and the path to the poorhouse Happiness is a side effect of being-never trying Romance only comes to those not trying to find romance Anxiety is a by-product of unrealistic expectations Breakdown leads to breakthrough Being stupid is the pathway to being smart Do you have the Superman Syndrome? Test yourself to find out!

Uses of Comparative Mythology

Uses of Comparative Mythology
Author: Kenneth L. Golden
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781317943198
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Release: 2021-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest an existing, transcendent unity of all humankind. His interpretations foster an openness, even a generous appreciation of, all myths; and he attempts to generate a broad, sympathetic understanding of the role of these 'stories' in human history, in our present-day lives, and in the possibilities of our future.

Star Wars

Star Wars
Author: Mary S. Henderson,Mary Henderson
Pages: 214
ISBN: 9780553378108
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Release: 1997
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The companion to the Star wars exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum explores the mythology used as the basis for the Star wars movie trilogy

Politics of Myth The

Politics of Myth  The
Author: Robert Ellwood
Pages: 207
ISBN: 9781438402024
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Release: 2021
Editor: SUNY Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Politics of Myth examines the political views implicit in the mythological theories of three of the most widely read popularizers of myth in the twentieth century, C. G. Jung, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Campbell. All three had intellectual roots in the anti-modern pessimism and romanticism that also helped give rise to European fascism, and all three have been accused of fascist and anti-Semitic sentiments. At the same time, they themselves tended toward individualistic views of the power of myth, believing that the world of ancient myth contained resources that could be of immense help to people baffled by the ambiguities and superficiality of modern life. Robert Ellwood details the life and thought of each mythologist and the intellectual and spiritual worlds within which they worked. He reviews the damaging charges that have been made about their politics, taking them seriously while endeavoring to put them in the context of the individual’s entire career and lifetime contribution. Above all, he seeks to extract from their published work the view of the political world that seems most congruent with it.

The Joseph Campbell Companion

The Joseph Campbell Companion
Author: Diane Osbon
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0060167181
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Release: 1992-03-03
Editor: Harper
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Celebrated scholar Joseph Campbell shares his intimate and inspiring reflections on the art of living in this beautifully packaged book, part of a new series to be based on his unpublished writings.

A Writer s Guide to Active Setting

A Writer s Guide to Active Setting
Author: Mary Buckham
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781599639321
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Release: 2015-12-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Enhance Your Fiction with the Power of an Active Setting! Setting is one of the most underutilized and misunderstood elements of the writing craft. And when writers do focus on setting, they often pull readers out of the narrative and jolt their attention from the action on the page. A Writer's Guide to Active Setting will show you how to create vivid, detailed settings that bring your story to life. You'll learn how to deepen character development, anchor readers to a specific time and place, reveal backstory without slowing things down, elevate action sequences, and more. Drawing upon examples from authors writing across a variety of genres, Mary Buckham will illustrate exactly how the proper use of setting can dramatically improve your story. You'll learn what's effective about each passage and how you can use those techniques to make your story shine. "Takes an all too often overlooked technique, and elevates it to a next-level game changer for powerful fiction." --Cathy Yardley, author of Rock Your Plot "A powerful combination of fresh insights, practical examples, and how-to advice on the often overlooked but critical element of setting...written in a quick-to-read and easy-to-understand style, and packed with useful application exercises." --Kelly L. Stone, author of Thinking Write: The Secret to Freeing Your Creative Mind "If you're a writer, then Mary Buckham's book is a must-have tool for your writer's toolkit. Creating settings that are rich and believable is not an easy task, but with this book, I found that each chapter gave me great tips that I could immediately implement in my manuscript." --Laurie G. Adams, author of Finding Atticus

Follow Your Bliss

Follow Your Bliss
Author: Joseph Campbell
Pages: 52
ISBN: 1577315162
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Release: 2005-08-29
Editor: New World Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Joseph Campbell held a unique place in the culture for his ability to bring the healing power of myth and archetype to contemporary audiences. This simple, beautifully designed collection of cards continues that work, helping readers connect to wisdom ancient and modern on a daily basis. Including a built-in prop-up frame for display, Follow Your Bliss contains timeless quotes from a wide range of Campbell's work, divided into four guiding themes from his teachings: The Psychological, The Sociological, The Cosmological, and The Metaphysical. Practical yet provocative, each card features the brushstroke Zen circle that is the imprimatur of The Joseph Campbell Foundation, with a distinct color for each category in the deck. Enclosed in a box with an intricate tapestry border design, Follow Your Bliss is an ideal gift for both the committed seeker and the casual reader looking for simple guidance in a chaotic world.

Goddesses

Goddesses
Author: Campbell Joseph
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781611780239
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Release: 2020-12-21
Editor: Joseph Campbell Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the mysteries of the feminine divine Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics. While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs. In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.