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Art of Indian Asia, The

Two volumes; the first contains the text, while the second contains the images. This work, a unique product of scholarship and photography, presents a view of Indian Art that is believed to be the most comprehensive ever undertaken. Its text volume approaches the subject in close detail and in a rapidly moving and entertaining form of exposition. The second volume contains the photographs. With an editor’s foreword.

Artistic Form and Yoga in the Sacred Images of India

This pioneering work now in English opened C. G. Jung`s eyes to the psychological and spiritual significance of the Indian Mandala, and it remains the clearest introduction to the essence of Indian art and Yoga for both the specialist and general reader. Translated from the German and edited by Gerald Chapple and James B. Lawson. Foreword by Joseph Campbell.

Asian Journals — India and Japan

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until he was 50 to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a yearlong voyage through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally Japan. He encounters an Asia that shocks and transforms him. Asian Journals combines the two hardcover editions of Campbell’s journals, …

Baksheesh and Brahman

Now available in Asian Journals: India & Japan Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost interpreters of myth in our time. Yet when he traveled to Asia for the first time he was nearly fifty and at a crossroads in his life and career. This journal of those transformative six months in India is as close as Campbell ever came to writing an autobiography. After ten years’ intense study of Indian art and philosophy, Campbell embarked on this long-postponed journey. Searching for the transcendent (Brahman)—the exotic mysteries of the India in his books—he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, cultural …

Bulfinch’s Mythology

Illustrated, from the Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch, With 200 Works of Art by Artists from Praxit Introduction by Joseph Campbell.

Changing Images of Man

Prepared by the Centre for the Study of Social Policy/SRI International Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) released a report in 1974 that has become a classic in the “alternative futures” literature. It has been adopted as a tetxt in non-traditional courses at more than a dozen universities and reprinted repeatedly by SRI. Changing Images of Man explores the reasons why changes may have to take place in the fundamental conceptual premises, laws, attitudes and ethics once suitable for guiding the United States and other highly industrialised nations if a humane (and “workable”) future is to be achievable. It discusses …

Complete Grimms Fairy Tales, The

The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and …

Correspondence

Selected letters capturing ongoing conversations between famed mythologist Joseph Campbell and a remarkable group of artists, seekers, filmmakers, novelists, and scholars This brand-new collection of letters features illuminating conversations between Joseph Campbell and a fascinating cast of correspondents, ranging from friends and cowriters to renegade scholars and fellow visionaries. Including letters from both Campbell and his correspondents, and spanning the course of his entire adult life (1927–1987), the collection demonstrates the lasting influence of Campbell’s work, which inspired creative endeavors and radical shifts in so many people’s lives. Included are exchanges with artists such as Angela Gregory and Gary Snyder; colleagues including …

Divine Horsemen

This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in 1953 by the fledgling Thames & Hudson firm in the Man and Myth series edited by Joseph Campbell. Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen is recognized throughout the world as a primary source book on the culture and spirituality of Haitian Voudoun. The work includes all the original photographs and illustrations, glossary, appendices and index. It includes the original Campbell foreword along with the foreword Campbell added to a later edition. Review: “Divine Horsemen is the result of vast fieldwork and personal …

Eastern Way, The

Available to download from JCF.org: Authorized by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, here is Volume Three (of Five) in a 40-hour series. These are the key lectures that Campbell kept in his study and used as the basis for later lectures on myth, symbolism, and spiritual awakening. Provocative and exhilarating, full of wit and wisdom, they are windows into one of the greatest minds of our time. Lectures from this collection are available in print as chapters in Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal.  Oriental Mythology In this talk, Joseph Campbell explores an extraordinary difference between western belief systems …

Ecstasy of Being, The

Joseph Campbell’s collected writings on dance and art, edited and introduced by Nancy Allison, CMA, the founder of Jean Erdman Dance, and including Campbell’s unpublished manuscript “Mythology and Form in the Performing and Visual Arts,” the book he was working on when he died. Dance was one of mythologist Joseph Campbell’s wide-ranging passions. His wife, Jean Erdman, was a leading figure in modern dance who worked with Martha Graham and had Merce Cunningham in her first company. When Campbell retired from teaching in 1972, he and Erdman formed the Theater of the Open Eye, where for nearly fifteen years they …

Enlightened One, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition. Campbell uses stories of the Buddha’s life and enlightenment to reflect the essence of the Buddhist religion. He explains the difference between the two principal types of Buddhism–Theravada (Hinayana) and Mahayana. Campbell also probes the differences between Eastern and Western religion by focusing on Buddhism as a religion of “identification with” the divine rather than on of “relationship to” it. He also compares …

Erotic Irony and Mythic Forms in the Art of Thomas Mann

This exploration of the mythological themes in Thomas Mann’s work is now available in the collection, The Mythic Dimension

Experience of God, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Campbell demonstrates how Tibetan Buddhists turn the ritual experience of death into a spiritual exercise. Trace with him the stages of the Tibetan Book of the Dead in which the Llama prepares a dying man and his family for the final moments of life. This passage, in fact, is a journey downward through the chakras, the centers of energy of Kundalini Yoga. Campbell …

Fire in the Mind, A

The fascinating biography that illuminates the man whose work changed modern culture. Gives a complete biographical view of Campbell’s life and a personal perspective of who he was through the voices of his friends and colleagues. Written by two of Campbell’s preeminent students with exclusive access to his notes and journals. Joseph Campbell forged an approach to the study of myth and legend that made ancient traditions and beliefs immediate, relevant, and universal. His teachings and literary works, including The Masks of God, have shown that beneath the apparent themes of world mythology lie patterns that reveal the ways in …

First Storytellers, The

The third program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information The late Joseph Campbell was one of the foremost scholars on the history of mythology throughout human culture. In The First Storytellers, part of his Power of Myth series, Campbell talks with co-host Bill Moyers about the function of story as a means of communicating culture and values. Campbell draws from his boundless scholarship on the topic in detailing the ways these early stories were used to integrate man with his world. Expect tales of shamans, rites of …

Flight of the Wild Gander, The

Explore the origins and impact of myth What is the “meaning” of a tree? of a butterfly? of the birth of a child? or of the universe? What is the “meaning” of the song of a rushing stream? Such wonders simply are. They are antecedent to meaning, though “meaning” may be read into them. — Joseph Campbell In these essays – contemporary with his years at Sarah Lawrence and with his legendary Cooper Union lectures – Campbell explores the origins of myth, from the Grimms’ fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked …

From Goddess to God

A review from All Movie Guide: As part four in the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video continues Joseph Campbell’s look at the development of religion. Joseph Campbell’s Mythos: From Goddess to God examines the reasons behind the shift from early female centered religions to religions that were attached to war-like male gods. Through examination of artifacts, historical records and myths that have been handed down through the ages, Campbell shows the progression of this shift in religion as the nomadic hunter-gatherer societies settled into a more fixed agrarian lifestyle. Campbell also suggests that it is this shift that gave …

Goddesses

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. …

Hero with a Thousand Faces, The

This seminal work has influenced millions of readers since it was originally published in 1949, bringing the insights of modern psychology together with Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell formulated the dual schemas of the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through all of humanity’s mythic traditions, and of the Cosmogonic Cycle, the stories of world-creation and -dissolution that have marked cultures around the world and across the centuries. Translated into over twenty languages, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has sold well over a million copies …

Hero’s Adventure, The

The first program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell and some of the people he inspired, including poet Robert Bly, anthropologist Angeles Arrien, filmmaker David Kennard, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, Nobel laureate Roger Guillemen, and others. Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual …

Hero’s Journey, The (book)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: a Biographical Portrait (video) Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell and some of the people he inspired, including poet Robert Bly, anthropologist Angeles Arrien, filmmaker David Kennard, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, Nobel laureate Roger Guillemen, and others. Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual to the ordeals of love and romance. With poetry and humor, Campbell recounts …

Hero’s Journey, The (video)

See also: The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life and Work (book) “And so Galahad decided that it would be a disgrace to set off on a quest with the other knights. Alone he would enter the dark forest where there was no path. This is the myth of the Hero’s Journey.” — Joseph Campbell One of the greatest storytellers of our time, and arguably the greatest mythologist, Joseph Campbell spent most of his long, rich career explaining how ancient myths like the Hero’s Journey are relevant to modern life. In understanding the importance of myth as a vital, …

In All Her Names

Collection of essays on the Goddess by Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, Riane Eisler, and Charles Muses. A review from Library Journal: This important collection of essays (including Riane Eisler’s “The Goddess of Nature and Spirituality,” Marija Gimbutas’s “The ‘Monstrous Venus’ of Prehistory: Divina Creatrix,” Campbell’s “The Mystery Number of the Goddess,” Muses’s “The Ageless Way of Goddess: Divine Pregnancy and Higher Birth in Ancient Egypt and China”), supplemented by an epilog of celebration, illustrates the past and present significance of Goddess. Campbell’s contribution (his last completed work) indicates “that devotion to the perennial Goddess was a deep facet of Joe’s …

Inner Journey, The

Published since 1976 by the prestigious Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition, Parabola has become the preeminent magazine devoted to the myths, rituals, and art of the world’s religious and cultural traditions. Its contributors have included such renowned writers as the Dalai Lama, Madeleine L’Engle, Thich Nhat Hanh, N. Scott Momaday, and many others. This rich collection of essays, stories, and meditations is culled from Parabola’s entire history and unfolds for readers the majesty of the human task. From the opening chapter that asks “What Is Myth?” to the last exploring “The Marriage of Heaven and Earth,” readers …

Inner Reaches of Outer Space, The

Developed from a memorable series of lectures delivered in San Francisco, which included a legendary symposium at the Palace of Fine Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, this book–the last Campbell completed in his lifetime–explores the space age. Campbell posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually at work within human beings as well and that a new mythology is implicit in this realization. He examines the new mythology and other questions in these essays. Reviews: This book, more than any other, unambiguously delineates his basic understanding of mythology and religion….Inveterate underliners will be tempted to highlight things …

Inward Journey: East and West

Available to download from JCF.org: From the Star Wars trilogy to the lyrics of the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world. Provocative and exhilarating, full of wit and wisdom, these lectures are windows into one of the great minds of our time. 5 lectures. The Thresholds of Mythology In this talk, Joseph Campbell discusses the four essential functions of a viable mythology. He then turns his attention to the fundamental difference between those mythologies that affirm existence and those that reject it. With …

Inward Path, The

A review from All Movie Guide: Renowed scolar Joseph Campbell continues his exploration of mythology in part six of his Mythos series. This video discusses the mythologies and philosophies of the East. By examining acient texts and artifacts, Campbell creates a timeline, showing certain traditions and stories were passed through the many religions of India and then taken by the Buddhist teachers and passed through most of Asia. By examining these tradition, Campbell attempts to show the roots of the inward path tradition and how it differs from the religious traditions Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Oscar Award winning actress Susan …

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (audio)

See also: Book: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (book)   Video: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (video)   The complete soundtrack from the phenomenally popular PBS series whose message about myth, ritual, and spiritual potentialities exhilarated millions of people. Contents: Program 1: The Hero’s Adventure Program 2: The Message of the Myth Program 3: The First Storytellers Program 4: Sacrifice and Bliss Program 5: Love and the Goddess Program 6: Masks of Eternity

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (book)

See also: Video: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (video)   Audio: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (audio)   These stimulating conversations between inspirational scholar Joseph Campbell and veteran journalist Bill Moyers created a national sensation when they first aired on public television. In lively, expansive dialogues, the two men discuss how myths hold the key to understanding human experience. They may vary superficially from culture to culture, but at their deepest level they all reveal the path to self-fulfillment, social integration, and ultimately, transcendence. The Power of Myth launched an …

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (video)

See also: Book: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (book)   Audio: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers (audio)   Forty years ago, renowned scholar Joseph Campbell sat down with veteran journalist Bill Moyers for a series of interviews that became one of the most enduringly popular programs ever on PBS. In dialogues that adroitly span millennia of history and far-flung geography, the two men discuss myths as metaphors for human experience and the path to transcendence. Released shortly after Campbell’s death on October 30, 1987, The Power of Myth was one …

Joseph Campbell Companion, A

In an intimate seminar gathered at the Esalen Institute for one month in 1983, Joseph Campbell discussed the ways in which myth informs and pervades each of our lives. This popular book gathers together many of Campbell’s mind-opening thoughts and observations from this seminar, from his lectures, and from his published work. This is both an inspiring and a very accessible volume to enjoy.

King and the Corpse, The

Drawing from Eastern and Western literatures, Heinrich Zimmer presents a selection of stories linked together by their common concern for the problem of our eternal conflict with the forces of evil. Beginning with a tale from the Arabian Nights, this theme unfolds in legends from Irish paganism, medieval Christianity, the Arthurian cycle, and early Hinduism. In the retelling of these tales, Zimmer discloses the meanings within their seemingly unrelated symbols and suggests the philosophical wholeness of this assortment of myth. The noted Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, born in Germany in 1890, came to the United States in 1940, at the height …

La forza del mito

«Nessuno in questo secolo – né Freud, né Thomas Mann, né Lévi-Strauss – ha altrettanto riportato il senso mitico del mondo e le sue eterne figure nella nostra coscienza quotidiana» così James Hillman misurò l’importanza dell’opera di Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), un corpus di straordinari titoli che continua a risuonare e ad attrarre nuovi entusiasti lettori. La sua è stata davvero l’incessante ricerca di una mente vorace e curiosa, con un atteggiamento nei confronti della cultura aperto, multidisciplinare e costantemente alla ricerca dei punti di contatto tra le varie tradizioni: Campbell ha attraversato il secolo scorso toccandone i punti nevralgici, vivendo …

Language of the Goddess, The

In this richly illustrated volume, the noted archaeologist and prehistorian Marija Gimbutas brings prepatriarchal civilization to life. A pioneer in archaeomythology — the interdisciplinary field based on archaeology, comparative mythology, and folklore — Gimbutas unequivocally establishes the existence of a goddess religion in Neolithic Europe with its roots in the Paleolithic. Through the interpretation of images and symbols, she reveals these matriarchal cultures, decoding the symbolic language that has remained embedded in our civilization. Illustrated with nearly 2,000 symbolic artifacts — sculptures, figurines, temple models, frescoes, vases, sacrificial containers — the book establishes the Goddess as the most persistent feature …

Love and the Goddess (Power of Myth 5)

The fifth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information A series of interviews that Bill Moyers conducted with Joseph Campbell near the end of the scholar’s life. They range across his writings and serve as a summing up. Each chapter has a focus on one aspect of myth as reflected in Campbell’s writings and each conversation brings out the idea that myths go across time and are present in modern, everyday life. Program Five tells how the Western exaltation of romance transformed love, not faith, into the …

Man and Myth

Available to download from JCF.org: In Man and Myth, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of mythological symbols and our use of them to reconcile the conflicts inherent in life. Provocative and full of wisdom, these lectures were the basis for Campbell’s later work on myth, symbolism, and spiritual awakening. Tape 1: Man and Myth In this thought-provoking talk, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth. Building on Jung’s observations that myths are like dreams, he argues that the source of both myth and dream is the human psche. Myths, it could be said, are public dreams; dreams are private myths. …

Man and Time (Eranos Yearbooks 3)

This is from a collection of essays and lectures given by the Eranos scholars on aspects of religion, mythology, and psychology. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. The lectures originally appeared in the Eranos-Jahrbucher (Zurich) and selections translated into English have been published in Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, of which this is the third volume. The volume is edited by Joseph Campbell …

Man and Transformation (Eranos Yearbooks 5)

Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. The lectures originally appeared in the Eranos-Jahrbucher (Zurich), and selections translated into English have been published in Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, of which this is the first volume. The volume was translated by Ralph Manheim, except for the papers by C.G. Jung, which were translated by R.F.C. Hull. The editor is Joseph Campbell. Essays by Ernst …

Masks of Eternity (Power of Myth 6)

The sixth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Program Six features the fascinating global conceptions of God–the masks of eternity that both cover and reveal the face of glory. This documentary is one of a series of conversations recorded for PBS between Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. Journalist Moyers plays host, and facilitator to Campbell, the noted authority on world myths. Campbell made his life’s work noting the similarities in myths and traditions the world over. He maintained that this showed a common psychological and spiritual …

Masquerade

Masks have always been more than simple disguise. They are a part of the alchemy that turns the secular world into the sacred, the mundane into the magical. In festivals and holidays around the world, they elevate humans into the realm of the gods, or, at Halloween, they transform children into demons or witches. From ancient rituals to costume parties, masks exude a power that is magical and evocative. Masquerade is a gallery of sixty-four original masks created by eminent contemporary artists at the request of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Included here are masks by such noted …

My Life and Lives

The autobiography of Khyongla Rato is a moving human interest story set in the last few decades of life in Tibet before Communists seized control of the country in 1959. It is the only record in English of daily life in Tibet’s great monastic universities. Readers can experience Tibet’s customs and ceremonies, as well as the emotions and intellectual challenges of the rigourous training required to pass exams in Buddhist sutra and tantra studies. Joseph Campbell, one of Khyongla Rato’s students, wrote the introduction to the book.

Mystical Life, The

A review from All Movie Guide: As part five of the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video explores the connection between Christianity and the ancient mystery cults of Greece. Through the examination of artifacts and historical texts, Campbell shows how early Christians borrowed many of its traditions and symbols from these Greek cults, and how these practices and stories are still part of the Christian religion. Oscar Award Wining actress Susan Sarandon hosts. — Ed Atkinson

Myth and the Body

In 1973, Two pioneers in their respective fields – Stanley Keleman and Joseph Campbell – began to hold what would be fourteen annual seminars, ceasing only with Campbell’s death, to trade their well-honed thoughts on the subject of mythology and the body. Their talks ranged over a vast number of subjects, but the two friends found themselves returning again and again to ponder the meaning they found in the story that lies at the very heart of Western thought: Parsifal and the quest for the Holy Grail. Whether your interest lies in psychology or mythology – or both – you …

Myth, Religion, and Mother Right

This is an important book on the meaning of goddesses and the feminine in Greece, Rome, and the ancient world. The Swiss thinker J.J. Bachofen is most often connected with his theory of matriarchy, or “mother right,” but that concept is only a small part of his contribution to our understanding of cultural history. A pioneer of the idea of a transcendent mythical content present in all societies, Bachofen was deeply concerned with the inner life and how it is expressed in symbolic terms.

Mythic Imagination

Before he was the engaging professor who brought mythology into people’s living rooms through his conversations with Bill Moyers, before he became known as the thinker whose ideas influenced Star Wars, and before his now-beloved phrase “follow your bliss” entered the popular lexicon, Joseph Campbell was a young man who tried his hand at writing fiction. At the age of twenty-nine, after years of Depression-era unemployment, when he lived off money he had earned playing saxophone in a jazz combo and read the world’s great literature in a syllabus of his own design, Campbell published his first short story. That …

Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in 1920), the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. Because he was in Paris, he was able to visit the Shakespeare & Company bookstore—the outpost of the original publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She gave him “clues” for reading Ulysses, and that, Campbell attested, changed his career. For the next sixty years, Campbell moved through the labyrinths of Joyce’s creations—writing and …

Mythologies of the Great Hunt

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Hunters and Gatherers

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Middle and Southern Americas

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythologies of the Primitive Planters: The Northern Americas

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Mythology and the Individual

Available to download from JCF.org: From the Star Wars saga to the lyrics of the Grateful Dead, Joseph Campbell has had a profound impact on our global culture, our beliefs, and the way we view ourselves and the world. These early lectures are the recordings Campbell kept in his study and used as the basis for later lectures on myth, symbolism, the psyche, and spiritual awakening. Provocative and exhilarating, full of wit and wisdom, they are the windows into one of the greatest minds of our time. Portions of this collection are available in print as chapters in Myths to …

Mythos

“Myth comes from the same zone as dream . . . from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” – Joseph Campbell During the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarked on a speaking tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. These remarkable talks were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally edited form. This series is made up of fifteen …

Mythos I

“The material of myth is the material of our life, the material of our body, and the material of our environment. A living, vital mythology deals with these.” — Joseph Campbell During the final years of his life, Joseph Campbell embarked on a lecture tour in which he drew together all that he had learned about what he called the “one great story” of humanity. These remarkable lectures were filmed and are presented here in the order and manner in which Campbell himself intended, with enhanced images and in minimally-edited form. As seen on PBS. The Programs 1. Psyche and …

Mythos II

“Myth comes from the same zone as dream… from the great biological ground, whatever it may be. They are energies and they are matters of consciousness.” — Joseph Campbell Mythology scholar Joseph Campbell spent his life learning the “one great story” of humanity. In his final years, he gave a remarkable series of talks exploring all he had learned about myths, symbols, spiritual journeys, and more. Hosted by Oscar® winner Susan Sarandon, presented in the order Campbell intended, each is an invitation to sit at the feet of a master storyteller. Seen on public television. Close-captioned. Includes: The Inward Path. …

Mythos III

At long last, after the long, night-sea journey, the whole of Mythos is complete and available for the first time. Acorn Media has released Mythos III: The Shaping of the Western Tradition on DVD. Filmed over the last years of his life, Mythos captures Joseph Campbell’s final series of public talks, his retelling of humankind’s “one great story.” With the release of this third volume, the entire series will be seen for the first time as Campbell delivered them, and as he intended them to be seen. Once again, the programs are hosted by Oscar®-award winner Susan Sarandon. In Mythos I: …

Myths and Masks of God, The

Available to download from JCF.org: Authorized by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, here is Volume Five of what will be a 40-hour series. These are the key lectures that Campbell kept in his study and used as the basis for later lectures on myth, symbolism, and spiritual awakening. Powerful and provocative, this program contains Interpreting Symbolic Forms, On the Experience of God, Mythic Visions, The Romantic Impulse, and Imagination and Inquiry. In Man and Myth, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of mythological symbols and our use of them to reconcile the conflicts inherent in life. Provocative and full of wisdom, these …

Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization

This is an interpretation of Indian culture through mythology and the symbolism in their arts. This book interprets for the Western mind the key motifs of India’s legends, myth, and folklore, taken from the Sanskrit, and illustrated with seventy plates of Indian Art. It is primarily an introduction to image-thinking and picture-reading in Indian art and thought, and it seeks to make the profound Hindu and Buddhist intuitions of the riddles of life and death recognizable not merely as Oriental but as universal elements.

Myths of Greece and Rome

Orpheus leading his beloved Eurydice back to life … Ulysses battling to resist the mesmerising Sirens’ song …The tragedy of the vengeful Medea …The timeless stories of the gods and goddesses of Greece and Rome are charged with passion and romance, magic and murder. Each one is brought to life beautifully in this lavishly illustrated edition of Thomas Bulfinch’s “The Age of Fable” compiled by Bryan Holme. The narrative is clear and captivating, while the illustrations demonstrate the profound effect the myths had on the great artists of the West, via paintings and sculptures by masters from Botticelli to Picasso.

Myths of Light

This previously unpublished title brings the focus of Campbell’s remarkable knowledge and intellect to one of his favorite topics: the myths and metaphors of the Asian religions. By his own account, Joseph Campbell began his comparative study of the world’s religions with a chance meeting with the renowned Indian Theosophist Jeddu Krishnamurti on a trans-Atlantic steamer. Though he was deeply fascinated by mythologies and religions from every continent, Campbell’s imagination was most captured by Asia’s potent mix of theologies as they offered him paths to understanding the essence of myth. Readers who have been waiting for an accessible summation of …

Myths to Live By

In Myths to Live By, Joseph, Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs; the creative imagination. Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human …

Myths, Dreams, and Religion

In this volume, five theologians, three psychiatrists, two scholars of Asian civilization, and one comparative mythologist offer essays written independently, yet mysteriously complementary, and arranged by editor Joseph Campbell.

On Being Human

Journey with Joseph Campbell as he takes you through the shaping of the Eastern tradition and examines spirituality through the mythic images of Hinduism and Buddhism. A review from All Movie Guide: As part three of the Joseph Campbell’s Mythos series, this video examines man’s emergence from the animal world and entrance into cognition. Through examinations of cave paintings and several early myths, Campbell shows how the Goddess or woman was seen as the creative force behind the universe. This belief led to the creation of religions and practices centered on the female among early hunter-gatherer societies. Oscar Award winning …

Open Life, An

In the tradition of The Power of Myth, a conversation with Joseph Campbell that distills the mature wisdom and eclectic spiritual thinking of the world-renowned scholar and mythologist. Toms, host of the radio series New Dimensions, interviewed Joseph Campbell a number of times over ten years. This book is compiled from transcripts of nine of these interviews. While the content is similar to Campbell and Moyers’s The Power of Myth, Toms takes a more conversational approach than did Moyers, making the text easier for the general reader. As a result, this is a good book to recommend to younger readers …

Our Eternal Selves

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Our Eternal Selves introduces us to the systems of yoga that grew out of the mainstream of India spiritually. Campbell demonstrates how the Eastern way of perceiving consciousness is radically different from how it is perceived in the West. He demonstrates how yoga acts as a mediation to bring the practitioner to ever-higher stages of consciousness, to unite one’s personal consciousness with the …

Pagan and Christian Mysteries

Contents I. The Mystery of the Serpent, by Hans Leisegang II. Symbolic Representations of the Eucharist, by Julius Baum III. Transformation Symbolism in the Mass, by C. G. Jung IV. The Christian Mystery and the Pagan, by Hugo Rahner.

Pathways to Bliss

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 …

Philosophies of India

A comprehensive look at the philosophical systems and complex traditions of India by the influential teacher of Joseph Campbell. Wide-ranging and profound, Zimmer’s famous study remains a modern classic in Asian studies. The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric tradition. The foundations of the Buddhist Tantras are discussed and the Tantric presentation of divinity; the preparation of disciples and the meaning of initiation; symbolism of the mandala-palace Tantric ritual and …

Portable Jung, The

Joseph Campbell edited this collection of Carl Jung’s writings as a primer on the work of Jung. Well represented in lengthy excerpts are Jung’s work on the collective unconscious, the ego, and psychological types, as well as works that one might classify as “occult” or spiritual, such as “Individual Dream Symbolism in Relation to Alchemy” and “On Synchronicity”. In his preface, Campbell states his intention that the reader of “The Portable Jung” will come away with an understanding of analytic philosophy and “a new realization of the relevance of the mythic lore of all peoples to his own psychological OPUS …

Professor With a Thousand Faces, The

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday. Joseph Campbell is on Bali, well aware that April 23 is a big day for mythmakers. Today is also Nabokov’s birthday and the day of Cervantes’ death. It is St. George’s Day, when dragons are slain. I am on Cape Cod reading Joseph Campbell, whom you probably know as the author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) and the book he wrote with Henry Morton Robinson, A Skeleton Key to “Finnegans Wake” (1944). You are not aware that I am writing this myth about The Hero and am creating a future event in …

Psyche and Symbol

The remarkably successful “The Power of Myth” introduced Joseph Campbell and his extraordinary ideas to millions. Now his vision of the One Great Story of our human adventure has been collected in the first volume, MYTHOS, The Shaping of Our Western Tradition. Psyche and Symbol starts the adventure from within ourselves — in our psyche and souls. Campbell explains, in psychological terms, the universal themes that operate in all people and cultures which link us together. He explains further how myths emerge from the unconscious and how, in every culture, these myths have evolved to guide the individual through the …

Renewal Myths and Rites of the Primitive Hunters and Planters

A Blackfoot Indian legend tells the origin of the buffalo dance. An Indian maiden keeps her promise to marry a bull so her people will not starve. When she mourns her dead father–trampled by many bulls–her buffalo husband promises she can return to her people if she can restore her parent to life. After her ritual song magically accomplishes this, the buffalo teach father and daughter their song and dance, the ritual by which the animals are reborn. Campbell marvelously presents stories like this to contrast the animal-taught and the plant-taught primitive societies. He then accounts for the likeness among …

Romance of the Grail

Throughout his life, Joseph Campbell was deeply engaged in the study of the Grail Quests and Arthurian legends of the European Middle Ages. In this new volume of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, editor Evans Lansing Smith collects Campbell’s writings and lectures on Arthurian legends, including his never-before-published master’s thesis on Arthurian myth, “A Study of the Dolorous Stroke.” Campbell’s writing captures the incredible stories of such figures as Merlin, Gawain, and Guinevere as well as the larger patterns and meanings revealed in these myths. Merlin’s death and Arthur receiving Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, for example, …

Sacrifice and Bliss (Power of Myth 4)

The fourth program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information Renowned teacher and storyteller Joseph Campbell joins Bill Moyers in this acclaimed series exploring the meaning myths have in our daily lives. Each of the six episodes –“The Hero’s Adventure,” “The Message of the Myth,” “The First Storytellers,” “Sacrifice and Bliss,” “Love and the Goddess,” and “Masks of Eternity” — focuses on a character or theme found in mythologies of various cultures and religions. In his lively discussions with Moyers, Campell argues eloquently that these timeless archetypes continue …

Sacrifice, The

An image-rich reference work that uses charts and maps as well as text by the renowned scholar of world mythology to explore the development of myths across time and place.

Sake and Satori

Now available in Asian Journals: India & Japan In 1954, famed mythologist Joseph Campbell traveled, at age 50, to Asia for the first time. In this second volume of his Asian journals, he continues East after nearly seven months in India, moving through Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally coming to rest, for a full five months, in Japan. Fueled by his remarkable eye for cultural differences and similarities, yet written through the unjaded perspective of a remarkably erudite teacher on his first trip to the Asia he has studied for most of his life, Sake and Satori …

Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake, A

Countless would-be readers of Finnegans Wake — James Joyce’s 1939 masterwork, on which he labored for a third of his life — have given up after a few pages and “dismissed the book as a perverse triumph of the unintelligible.” In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell, working with novelist and poet Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first guide to understanding the fascinating world of Finnegans Wake. Page by page, chapter by chapter, A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake outlines the basic action of Joyce’s book, simplifies and clarifies the complex web of images and allusions, and provides an understandable, …

Spirit and Nature (Eranos Yearbooks 1)

This is an edited volume by Cambell of lectures given in the areas of folklore, religion, and mythology. It is one of the Eranos books. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. The lectures originally appeared in the Eranos-Jahrbucher (Zurich), and selections translated into English have been published in Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, of which this is the first volume. The volume was …

Spiritual Disciplines (Eranos Yearbooks 4)

This is from a collection of the lectures from the Eranos series on mythology, religion, and psychology. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a ‘shared feast’ and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Essays by Rudolf Bernoulli, Martin Buber, C. M. von Cammerloher, T. W. Danzel, Friedrich Heiler, C. G. Jung, C. Kerenyi, John Layard, Fritz Meier, Max Pulver, Erwin Rousselle, and Heinrich Zimmer. With an introduction by Mircea Eliade.

Sukhavati – A Mythic Journey

Also released as Sukhavati: Place of Bliss “We’re in a free fall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast. And always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. But all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective . . . Joyfully participate in the sorrows of the world and everything changes.” —Joseph Campbell Through archival excerpts from his finest filmed lectures interwoven with exquisite images and evocative music from around the world, …

Tarot Revelations

Tarot Revelations is an analysis of the mysterious philosophy in the ancient cards that became modern playing cards. Citing Dante, C.G.Jung, and early Gnostics and alchemists, Campbell and Roberts reveal a path that has spiritual meaning for everyone. Writing in collaboration with Richard Roberts, Joseph Campbell stated, “We have come to revelations of a grandiose poetic vision of Universal Man that has been for centuries the inspiration of saints and sinners, sages and fools, in kaleidoscopic transformations.” According to Richard Roberts, “In the 22 cards comprising the Major Arcana, we have a genuine document of the soul’s initiation into higher …

The Masks of God™ 4: Creative Mythology

Explore the power of myth as it exploded from twelfth century Europe into the modern world. Creative Mythology is the fourth and final volume of Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology, The Masks of God™. In this installment, the pre-eminent mythologist looks at the European mythology of individualism as it took flower in medieval Europe and spread, through the Renaissance, to influence modernist thought, art, and literature. 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 …

The Masks of God™ Volume 1: Primitive Mythology

Masks of God™  Volume 1: Primitive Mythology In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind’s understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day. The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands …

The Masks of God™ Volume 2: Oriental Mythology

The Masks of God™ Volume 4: Creative Mythology   “The myth of eternal return, which is still basic to Oriental life, displays an order of fixed forms that appear and disappear through all time.” – Joseph Campbell 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 preeminent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan. The Masks of God is a four-volume study …

The Masks of God™ Volume 3: Occidental Mythology

The Masks of God™ Volume 3: Occidental Mythology “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. 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 …

The Message of the Myth (Power of Myth 2)

The second program of Joseph Campbell and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. See The Power of Myth for more information This is part two of the six part series of conversations on PBS of the conversations between journalist Bill Moyers and author Joseph Campbell. Campbell is renowned for his life long exploration and elucidation of the myths and legends which are the universal underpinnings of human psyche and culture. Both Moyers and Campbell are charming, erudite, and unpretentious in their conversational presentation of the deep subject of religious mythology. In this segment, Campbell traces the evolution of religious …

The Mysteries (Eranos Yearbooks 2)

This is from a collection of lectures brought together by Campbell by a variety of scholars interested in philosophy, mythology, and depth psychology. Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held in Ascona in Southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. The lectures originally appeared in the Eranos-Jahrbucher (Zurich) and selections translated into English have been published in Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, of which this is the second volume. Thirteen scholars – including C.G. …

The Mystic Vision (Eranos Yearbooks 6)

Since 1933, the Eranos Conferences have been held at Ascona in southern Switzerland. Distinguished scholars from Europe, Asia, and America have been invited to a shared feast (eranos) and have lectured on themes chosen by the Director of Eranos, the late Olga Froebe-Kapteyn. The lectures originally appeared in the [i]Eranos-Jahrbucher[/i] (Zurich), and selections translated into English have been published in Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, of which this is the sixth volume. Essays by Julius Baum, C. G. Jung, C. Kerenyi, Hans Leisegang, Paul Masson-Oursel, Fritz Meier, Jean de Menasce, Georges Nagel, Walter F. Otto, Max Pulver, Hugo Rahner, Paul …

The Mythic Dimension

These twelve essays explore the topic for which Campbell was best known: the many connections between myth and history, psychology, and everyday life. Drawing from such varied sources as Thomas Mann, the occult, Jungian and Freudian theory, and the Grateful Dead, these dynamic writings elucidate the many ways in which myth touches our lives, our psyches, and our relationship to the world.

The Mythic Image

Imagery, especially the imagery of dreams, is the basis of mythology. Joseph Campbell’s words are at once the inspiration and explanation for this book – a searching of the mythology of the world’s high civilizations over five millennia through nearly four hundred and fifty illustrations of mythic art from Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, European, and Olmec culture. Starting with the relation of dreams to myth, Joseph Campbell distinguishes two orders of myth: that of the relatively simple, nonliterate folk traditions, and that of the infinitely more complex literate civilizations that culminated in the triad of the great world religions, Buddhism, …

The Spirit Land

Explore the rich bond between life and mystery within Native American rituals and religion.

The Thousand and One Nights

Experience the overflowing bounty of the world’s greatest collection of folk myths and fairy tales “Shehrzad was a priestess of the psyche secure in her science. The wonderful ease with which she gave not the best of her tales the opening night, yet enough to pique the invalid king’s interest, is one of the subtleties of the collection. Her understanding of the paradoxology of fate was transferred to King Shehriyar’s morbid intellect little by little (never more at a time than a self-righteous tyrant could assimilate), until, in the end, what was there left in the world for him to …

The Way of Myth

This book was a repackaging of the documentary film This Business of the Gods, created out of a series of interviews on the work of Jungian psychiatrist Marie von Franz that Fraser Boa held with Joseph Campbell in the final years of his life. Fraser released the film — now entirely focussed on Campbell himself — without permission and against Campbell’s strenuous objections. After Fraser’s own death, his estate attempted to take advantage of Campbell’s posthumous fame by publishing — again, without permission — the transcripts of the film in book form, first as This Business of the Gods and then as The Way …

This Business of the Gods

This book was a repackaging of the documentary film This Business of the Gods, created out of a series of interviews on the work of Jungian psychiatrist Marie von Franz that Fraser Boa held with Joseph Campbell in the final years of his life. Fraser released the film — now entirely focussed on Campbell himself — without permission and against Campbell’s strenuous objections. After Fraser’s own death, his estate attempted to take advantage of Campbell’s posthumous fame by publishing — again, without permission — the transcripts of the film in book form, first as This Business of the Gods and then as The Way …

Thou Art That

“Thou Art That is a compilation of previously uncollected essays and lectures by Joseph Campbell that focus on the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here Campbell explores common religious symbols, reexamining and reinterpreting them in the context of his remarkable knowledge of world mythology. According to Campbell, society often confuses the literal and metaphorical interpretations of religious stories and symbols. In this collection, he eloquently reestablishes these metaphors as a means to enhance spiritual understanding and mystical revelation. With characteristic verve, he ranges from rich storytelling to insightful comparative scholarship. Included is editor Eugene Kennedy’s classic interview with Campbell in The New York …

Transformations of Myth Through Time

Covering the great sweep of mythological development around the world, this illustrated collection features the thirteen, brilliant key lectures from world-renowned scholar and mythologist Joseph Campbell. Photos and illustrations throughout. This book was based on a video series that became Mythos.

Transformations of Myth Through Time (video)

Currently unavailable. Transformations of Myth Through Time is currently unavailable. However, all the content formerly in Transformations—as well as much more—is available in one or another of the programs in the Mythos video series. You can purchase the Mythos series on DVD directly from PBS, on Amazon, and other major video retailers.

Universal Myths, The

Crossing the boundaries of time, religion, and culture, universal myths have provided inspiration and guidance for countless generations- laying a foundation for the religious, social, and political heritage of nations and peoples since the beginning of time. Here is a rich and absorbing survey of the common myths that connect all cultures, Eastern and Western, from antiquity to the present day. With stunning power, the stuff of legend is explored in all its drama and magnificence.There are stories of gods and men – and legendary heroes from Zeus to King Arthur to the “Superman” of modern media; tales of heaven, …

Way of Art, The

In this living recording from The Theater of the Open Eye in New York City, the noted mythologist speaks about the way of the mystic and the way of the artist, mythology and metaphor, and the essence of the aesthetic experience. Campbell talks about humanity’s quest for meaning, understanding, and knowledge of the spiritual universe. In talking about art, he points out how truly inspirational moments in life have been captured in many of the great art pieces around the world.

Way of the Animal Powers

This is a historical-geographical study of the beginnings of culture as manifested in myth. . . . Campbell begins with creation myths, moves to primitive hunters and gatherers, and culminates with the mythologies of the GreatHunt, referring to ancient and modern primitive cultures to illustrate the primacy of long-held beliefs in the development of culture. (Choice) Index.

Way to Illumination, The

Joseph Campbell’s exhilarating story-telling and masterful teachings continue in this second volume on the One Great Story of our human adventure. Journey with this remarkable man as he takes you through The Shaping of The Eastern Tradition Perhaps the most sophisticated form of yoga, Kundalini Yoga, concentrates on the seven chakras or symbolic centers of our psychic energy. Campbell explains the full chakra system of Kundalini Yoga and makes comparison with modern Western psychology and Christian concepts. Explore how this system teaches rituals and mediation practices so unit the spiritual power in the human being with the spiritual force of …

Western Quest, The

Available to download from JCF.org: These five lectures, recorded early in Campbell’s career as a public speaker, explore how the modern European cultural explosion from the Middle Ages to the present, with its emphasis on the individual’s quest for fulfillment, has expressed itself mythologically. Provocative and exhilarating, full of wit and wisdom, they are windows into one of the greatest minds of our time. Tape 1: Origins of Occidental Mythology Throughtout the myths of the world, certain elementary ideas appear that transcend all borders and languages, yet these universals are always clothes in the historical and social trappings of their …

Western Way, The

This volume and volumes one and two form a complete and unabridged offering of the last lecture series given by the phenomenally popular mythologist and storyteller Campbell. Combines videorecordings of lectures, workshops and interviews with archival footage and animated imagery to present Joseph Campbell’s influential ideas about mythology. Most of these lectures have been released on video as part of Mythos 1: The Shaping of Our Mythic Tradition. Tape 1: Program 11. Where there was no path: Arthurian Legends and the Western Way Program 12. A Noble Heart: The Courtly Love of Tristan and Isolde Tape 2: Program 13. In …

Where the Two Came to Their Father

The rare first printing of this inaugural work of the Bollingen series includes portfolio sized (24″ x 18″) reproductions of the sand paintings central to this ceremonial, and a seperate, folio-sized booklet containing the narrative and commentary. This work takes its title from the creation myth of the Navaho people, which they incorporated into their blessing ceremony for tribe members headed to battle. Having observed this rite during World War II, when native Americans were for the first time drafted into the US military, ethnologist Maud Oakes recorded the legend and made reproductions of the beautiful ceremonial sand paintings, given …

Wings of Art

In this six-part series, renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell introduces and explores the unifying themes and mythological symbolism in James Joyce’s three greatest literary works–A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegan’s Wake–arguing that these three major works were the precursors to a fourth, even greater novel that Joyce never got to write.

Wisdom of the East, The

The compelling and often mysterious ways of the East are explored in this fascinating volume from the author of The Power of Myth. An enlightening study which contrasts effectively with Campbell’s presentation of The Western Way. This volume and volumes one and three form a complete and unabridged offering of the last lecture series given by the phenomenally popular mythologist and storyteller Campbell. Most of these lectures have been released on video as part of Mythos 2: The Shaping of the Eastern Tradition.