The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series, No. 17)

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen Series, No. 17) Author Joseph Campbell
ISBN-10 0691017840
ISBN-13 9780691017846
Year 1972-03-01
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Joseph Campbell s classic cross cultural study of the hero s journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration Originally published in 1949 the book hit the New York Times best seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth a PBS television special The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence Myth according to Campbell is the projection of a culture s dreams onto a large screen Campbell s book like Star Wars the film it helped inspire is an exploration of the big picture moments from the stage that is our world It is a must have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge

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