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The hero with a thousand faces

Author: Joseph Campbell; Joseph Campbell Foundation,
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2008] ©2008
Series: Bollingen series, 17.; Collected works of Joseph Campbell.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Since its release in 1949, The Hero With a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Series
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell; Joseph Campbell Foundation,
ISBN: 9781577315933 1577315936
OCLC Number: 224442464
Description: xiii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The monomyth. Myth and dream ; Tragedy and comedy ; The hero and the god ; The world navel. Part I: The adventure of the hero. 1: Departure. The call to adventure ; Refusal of the call ; Supernatural aid ; The crossing of the first threshold ; The belly of the whale --
2: Initiation. The road of trials ; The meeting with the Goddess ; Woman as the Temptress ; Atonement with the father ; Apotheosis ; The ultimate boon --
3: Return. Refusal of the return ; The magic flight ; Rescue from without ; The crossing of the return threshold ; Master of the Two Worlds ; Freedom to live --
4: The keys. Part II: The cosmogonic cycle. 1: Emanations. From psychology to metaphysics ; The universal round ; Out of the void--space ; Within space--life ; The breaking of the One into the Manifold ; Folk stories of creation --
2: The virgin birth. Mother universe ; Matrix of destiny ; Womb of redemption ; Folk stories of virgin motherhood --
3: Transformations of the hero. The primordial hero and the human ; Childhood of the human hero ; The hero as warrior ; The hero as lover ; The hero as emperor and as tyrant ; The hero as world redeemer ; The hero as saint ; Departure of the hero --
4: Dissolutions. End of the Microcosm ; End of the Macrocosm --
Epilogue: Myth and society. The shapeshifter ; The function of myth, cult and meditation ; The hero today.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 17.; Collected works of Joseph Campbell.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell.
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Since its release in 1949, The Hero With a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero's Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world's mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.

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