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0140043071
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Joseph Campbell
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view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. IV: Creative Mythology") apart from the other three to me, is that Campbell presents ideas which can be directly applied to your everyday life and looks towards the future of mythology (which we are all a part of!) rather than strictly recounting a history of the world's mythological past.

Creative Mythology is Volume IV of Joseph Campbell's The Masks of God. The book concerns "creative mythology", Campbell's term for the efforts by an individual to communicate his experience through signs. The book concerns "creative mythology", Campbell's term for the efforts by an individual to communicate his experience through signs, an attempt that can become "living myth".

Creative Mythology book. In this fourth volume in The Masks of God series-Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology-the preeminent mythologist looks at the birth of the modern, individualistic mythology as it developed in Europe beginning in the twelfth century . up through the modernist art of the Explore the power of myth as it exploded from medieval Europe into the modern.

Creative Mythology, Volume IV of The Masks of God tetralogy, by Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is much more than an historical analysis on mythology since the birth of Christ

Creative Mythology, Volume IV of The Masks of God tetralogy, by Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is much more than an historical analysis on mythology since the birth of Christ  . Answered Aug 30, 2019 · Author has 324 answers and 4. k answer views. Creative Mythology, Volume IV of The Masks of God tetralogy, by Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is much more than an historical analysis on mythology since the birth of Christ.

Joseph Campbell's monumental "MASK" series aims to cover the subject of myth from its earliest inklings to its . This last volume of the Masks of God is a huge book that spans the efforts of artists to interpret the myths from early troubadour poems to Finnegan's Wake.

Joseph Campbell's monumental "MASK" series aims to cover the subject of myth from its earliest inklings to its development into modern religions. It is remarkable how much privitive mythology remains with us today in our culture. Joseph Campbell offers several provocative interpretations of the origins of many of our cultural ideas, how primitive man viewed nature and what his blossoming awareness of the world both within and without grew.

The Masks of God: Creative Mythology. The Flight of the Wild Gander. The Art of Indian Asia (2 volumes). Myths to Live By. Historical Atlas of World Mythology. I. The Way of the Animal Powers.

Электронная книга "Creative Mythology", Joseph Campbell. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Creative. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Creative Mythology" для чтения в офлайн-режиме.

This volume explores the whole inner story of modern culture since the Dark Ages, treating modernman's unique position as the creator of his own mythology. Результаты поиска по книге. Отзывы - Написать отзыв. Рейтинг: 5. 3. Рейтинг: 4.

1976 Penguin Books trade paperback, Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth). This last volume of the Masks of God is a huge book that spans the efforts of artists to interpret the myths from early troubadour poems to Finnegan's Wake.
  • Daizil
This wonderful book is among the great treasures the master mythologist, Joseph Campbell, published in his lifetime.

For the fan or believer or explorer of any of the 3 great Abrahamic religions, here's your history and source book. Of course, it includes more than just the 'big three' but I expect it is primarily an interest in these that proves of most value and interest. Here are the stories you never heard before and many that you have heard before, too. Starting from the most ancient and widespread influences that we can know about, the book tells the tale of how these religions evolved and got to, finally today, where we are now. If any Jewish person, or Christian, or Moslem, thinks their own particular religion [being the one true one] emerged developed and intact from the very lips of the eternal god of the universe, think again. Read and learn and see. All the beginnings involve the slowly emerging myths which are later falsely believed by the true-believers to be actual literal history. The miracle stories and 'divine revelations' are not history. Far from it. They all involve primitive scraps of legends and miracle stories and borrowings from neighboring tribes and other cultures over centuries of time. They all involve great heroes, men that heard 'directly from god' the one and only ultimate truths that the hearer 'must believe' to avoid perdition. And human beings, ever alert for magical aid and favors from 'God' will jump on board and believe. That is history. That is the way these things, the religions, develop over long centuries. Each new generation then is expected to believe that, well, all right, finally we've got the story straight and we are the ones who know the real truth. It is sad in a way. But that is what happens. That is who and what we humans are-- the species of naïve belief.

The long evolving trails are clearly laid out in this amazing book. Read and see. It is fascinating stuff.

As Campbell puts it himself at the beginning of the summing up near the end of the book:
"It is one of the great lessons of our study that for the vulgar, ill, or uninstructed mind, myths tend to become history...that, on the one hand, binds so-called believers into contending groups and...deprives them all of the substance of the message each believes itself alone to have received...whereas when any of the great mythic imageries comes to be read as poetry, as art, as experience...we find a message of accord, which, in brief, is that of the living God, who is not apart, but within all and of no definition."
  • Delari
Campbell's deep and wide exploration of the historical and creative aspects of mythology is unequaled in my experience. Here in the concluding volume of 'Masks Of God' the greatest of all adventures continues-- who and what are we, from where do we come and where will we finally ever end up? What is our true nature, what is our greatest desire, how much can we really know, what have the greatest who came before us seen and truly known? This book does not shy away from questions that are seemingly unanswerable.

Some of the most awesome sections, for me, can be read as highlights in just a few pages:
P. 25-29 on the birth of the gods
P. 71-75 the oneness of our being
P. 384-385 how religion, as we now know it, really first began

One could enjoy a marvelous study in just the final 2 chapters [9 & 10] alone that would exceed in quality and enlightening value a great many other complete books which presume to explain these mighty themes. These concluding chapters of the whole massive 4 volume series are entitled 'The death of God' and 'The earthly paradise.'

To leave here a tiny sample of the great many aspects of 'truth' Campbell addresses, I'll quote very briefly from a quote of the physicist Erwin Schrodinger that appears in chapter 9:
"Suppose you are sitting on a bench in high mountain country...everything that you are seeing has, apart from small changes, been there for thousands of years before you. After a while--not long--you will no longer exist, and the woods and rocks and sky will continue, unchanged, for thousands of years after you. What is it that has called you so suddenly out of nothingness to enjoy for a brief while a spectacle which remains quite indifferent to you...a hundred years ago, perhaps, another man sat on this spot; like you he gazed with awe and yearning in his heart...he felt pain and brief joy as you do. Was he someone else? Was it not you yourself? What is this Self of yours?
...looking and thinking in this manner you may suddenly come to see, in a flash, the profound rightness of the basic conviction of Vedanta...this knowledge, feeling and choice are essentially eternal and unchangeable...this is you....
  • Usishele
Every artist must read this important work. Joseph Campbell provides the roadmap for success in whatever your medium. I have bought it twice, once 20 years ago, and once again recently, because the old one fell apart from active use. This is one of the most important additions to my library.
  • Llallayue
In my humble opinion this is his masterpiece in this series. He's a wise poet. What more can one ask for. I know I can't. This book is multileveled. It's wonderful pleasurable reading, deeply thought provoking, and it is for lack of a better description " a mythological artifact in of itself." This book is a portal to understanding the meaning of "culture." Joseph Campbell is the gatekeeper of this portal, not with a sword but with open arms.
You want to understand Carl Jung read Joseph Campbell. You want to understand Joseph Campbell read Carl Jung. You want to understand yourself a little better read them both.