A Joseph Campbell Companion Reflections on the Art of Living

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
ISBN: 9781611780062
Release Date: 2011-08
Genre: Religion

One of Joseph Campbell's most popular, most quoted works, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration, thought-provoking in its depth, poetic in its scope.Drawn from a month-long workshop at the world-famous Esalen Institute held in celebration of the scholar's eightieth birthday, the Companion captures Campbell at his best: wise, funny, intelligent and inspiring.

Pathways to Bliss

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458749116
Release Date: 2009-12
Genre: Religion

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 bestselling 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. He explores the many insights of Carl Jung; the notion of self as the hero; and how East and West differ in their approaches to the ego. The book also includes an extensive question-and-answer session that ranges from mythological readings of the Bible to how the Hero's Journey unfolds for women. With his usual wit and insight, Campbell draws connections between ancient symbols and modern art, schizophrenia and the Hero's Journey. Along the way, he shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

Thou Art That

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781611780154
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre: Religion

Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation Reviews: “[A] romp through the Judeo-Christian tradition — a lightning-paced tour with an extremely knowledgeable and provocative guide to illuminate some intriguing, untrammeled paths.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “It is Campbell the armchair speaker who shines through, buoyant with life and with comments that are eerily relevant to current times.” — Parabola “The work confirms the commonality of the human experience. A much-needed prescription in today’s world.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Joseph Campbell A Fire in the Mind

Author: Stephen Larsen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781620550922
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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 which we all may encounter the great mysteries of existence: birth, growth, soul development, and death. Biographers Stephen and Robin Larsen, students and friends of Campbell for more than 20 years, weave a rich tapestry of stories and insights that catalogue both his personal and public triumphs.

The Flight of the Wild Gander

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577312104
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.

Myths to Live By

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation
ISBN: 9781611780000
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Genre: Philosophy

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 potential everywhere. With a foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild. This digital edition is the first ebook issued as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; it is newly illustrated and redesigned.

The Hero s Journey

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577314042
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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."


Author: David Kudler
Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press
ISBN: 9781938808333
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Can One Girl Win A War? My name is Kano Murasaki, but everyone calls me Risuko. Squirrel. I am from Serenity Province, though I was not born there. My nation has been at war for a hundred years, Serenity is under attack and my family is in disgrace, but some people think that I can bring victory. That I can be a very special kind of woman. All I want to do is climb. My name is Kano Murasaki, but everyone calls me Squirrel. Risuko. ~*~ Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan — or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems. Magical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is. Kano Murasaki, called Risuko (Squirrel) is a young, fatherless girl, more comfortable climbing trees than down on the ground. Yet she finds herself enmeshed in a game where the board is the whole nation of Japan, where the pieces are armies, moved by scheming lords, and a single girl couldn’t possible have the power to change the outcome. Or could she? YOUNG ADULT HISTORICAL ADVENTURE COMING JUNE, 2016!

Sake Satori

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1577312368
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

A previously unpublished sequel to Baksheesh and Brahman reports on the author's travels through east Asia and his five-month stay in Japan in the 1950s, during which he experienced local culture and witnessed the area's struggles with Cold War tensions and western values. 20,000 first printing.

Transformations of Myth Through Time

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060964634
Release Date: 1990-02-28
Genre: Fiction

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 Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577315933
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

The Art of Communicating

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062224682
Release Date: 2013-08-13
Genre: Religion

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, bestselling author of Peace is Every Step and one of the most respected and celebrated religious leaders in the world, delivers a powerful path to happiness through mastering life's most important skill. How do we say what we mean in a way that the other person can really hear? How can we listen with compassion and understanding? Communication fuels the ties that bind, whether in relationships, business, or everyday interactions. Most of us, however, have never been taught the fundamental skills of communication—or how to best represent our true selves. Effective communication is as important to our well-being and happiness as the food we put into our bodies. It can be either healthy (and nourishing) or toxic (and destructive). In this precise and practical guide, Zen master and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reveals how to listen mindfully and express your fullest and most authentic self. With examples from his work with couples, families, and international conflicts, The Art of Communicating helps us move beyond the perils and frustrations of misrepresentation and misunderstanding to learn the listening and speaking skills that will forever change how we experience and impact the world.

When the Drummers Were Women

Author: Layne Redmond
ISBN: 0609801287
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Music

Examines feminine and goddess traditions to chronicle the role of women and drums in history, ritual, and religion

Unlocked Secrets

Author: Desley Polmear
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469162348
Release Date: 2012-05-19
Genre: Fiction

A debut work of fi ction created by a gifted writer, UNLOCKED SECRETS reveals a dark and provocative story of one mans ambiguous path which is locked within a double-edged sword of confl ict between his religious ideals and his material greed. Written by Desley Polmear, this compelling page-turner takes readers on a capricious journey as they uncover the truths behind a gruesome crime. Embellished with captivating and thrilling twists and turns, this remarkable detective mystery will etch an indelible mark within the subconscious. Readers will meet the volatile and unconventional life of Claude Russo, a good, compassionate and kind-hearted man overpowered by his greed for money. Claudes love for gambling sends his life to a chaotic downward spiral. His fi nancial recklessness sends him to fi nd desperate measures to get a hold of quick cash. Through his encounters with some dark and shady characters, he gets caught up in a shocking and intricate web of lies, betrayal and deception which will send tingles to the readers spine. A thought-provoking and exhilarating fusion of intriguing mystery, whirlwind romance, religious inner battles and thrilling suspense, UNLOCKED SECRETS is a superbly-crafted plot that will grab the attention of many book enthusiasts worldwide. Readers will be taken to a helter-skelter literary experience that ignites a sense of awareness about how in the dangerous and mysterious world ruled by greed, there is no escaping punishment.

An Open Life

Author: Michael Toms
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060972950
Release Date: 1990-05-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.