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The hero with a thousand faces

Author: Joseph Campbell
Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, ©2008.
Series: Bollingen series, 17.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd edView 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 Campbells' 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell
ISBN: 9781577315933 1577315936
OCLC Number: 224442464
Description: xiii, 418 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The monomyth --
pt. 1. The adventure of the hero --
Departure --
Initiation --
Return --
The keys --
pt. 2. The cosmogonic cycle --
Emanations --
The virgin birth --
Transformations of the hero --
Dissolutions --
Myth and society.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 17.
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 Campbells' 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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