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The flight of the wild gander : explorations in the mythological dimension : selected essays, 1944-1968

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2002.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 1577312104 9781577312109
OCLC Number: 49249456
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1969.
Description: xv, 238 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The fairy tale --
The work of the Brothers Grimm --
The types of story --
The history of the tales --
The question of meaning --
Bios and mythos --
Sociological and psychological schools of interpretation --
The biological function of myth --
The image of a second birth --
The anxiety of the misborn --
Primitive man as metaphysician --
Tender- and tough-minded thinking --
The image and its meaning --
Imagery of the manifold and its "cause" --
The "cause" understood as absolutely unknown --
Theology as a misreading of mythology --
Esoteric and exoteric anthropology --
Mythogenesis --
An American Indian legend --
The Neolithic background --
The Paleolithic background --
The psychological base --
The personal factor --
The symbol without meaning --
The impact of modern science --
The mythic forms of archaic civilization --
The Neolithic-Paleolithic contrast --
Problem of the new symbol emergent --
The shaman and the priest --
The wild gander --
Mythologies of engagement and disengagement --
The flight between two thoughts --
The secularization of the sacred --
The tree in the garden --
Religions of identity --
Religions of relationship --
The European graft --
Eros, agape, amor --
The Western individual.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell.

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