Die Kraft der Mythen

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Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill D. Moyers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783491961890

Category:

Page: 260

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Occidental Mythology

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Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140043068

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

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A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world.

Von Freud zu Jung

Eine vergleichende Studie zur Psychologie des Unbewussten

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Author: Liliane Frey-Rohn

Publisher: Daimon

ISBN: 3856307400

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

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Die Grundideen von Freud und Jung werden in ihrer historischen Entwicklung beleuchtet und zentrale Begriffe der beiden Pioniere werden einander gegenübergestellt. Die Autorin ermöglicht mit ihrer Analyse nicht nur einen guten Überblick über Denkweise, Konzepte und Modelle von Freud und Jung, sondern auch ein vertiefteres Verständnis der Verschiedenartigkeit ihrer Theorien. Ihr Werk ist eine ausgezeichnete Einführung in die Lehren von Freud und Jung, eine fundierte vergleichende Forschung zu den Theorien des Unbewussten, ein wertvoller Beitrag zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der Psychologie. "Ein wirklich schlüssiger Beitrag, der auf große Kennerschaft gestützt über ein kategorisierendes Denken weit hinausweist." - Deutsches Ärzteblatt

The Power of Myth

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Author: Joseph Campbell,Bill Moyers

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307794725

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Oriental Mythology

Masks of God, vol. II

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Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 1611780020

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Explore the power of myth as it flowered in Asia In this second volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell's major work of comparative mythology — the pre-eminent mythologist looks at Asian mythology as it developed over the course of five thousand years into the distinctive religions of Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan. The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell's masterworks. On completing it, he wrote: Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge. This new digital edition, part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series, includes over forty new illustrations. "It is impossible to read this startling and entertaining book without an enlarged sense of total human possibility and an increased receptivity—'open-endedness' as Thomas Mann called it—to the still living past." — Robert Gorham Davis

Uses of Comparative Mythology (RLE Myth)

Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell

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Author: Kenneth L. Golden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317550862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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This collection, first published in 1992, offers critical-interpretive essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), one of a very few international experts on myth. Joseph Campbell examines myths and mythologies from a comparative point of view, and he stresses those similarities among myths the world over as they suggest an existing, transcendent unity of all humankind. His interpretations foster an openness, even a generous appreciation of, all myths; and he attempts to generate a broad, sympathetic understanding of the role of these ‘stories’ in human history, in our present-day lives, and in the possibilities of our future.

Deadly Powers

Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination

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Author: Paul A. Trout

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145021

Category: Nature

Page: 325

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In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival strategy for coping with the constant fear of being killed and eaten by predators. Beginning nearly two million years ago in the Pleistocene era, the first stories, Trout argues, functioned as alarm calls, warning fellow group members about the carnivores lurking in the surroundings. At the earliest period, before the development of language, these rudimentary "stories" would have been acted out. When language appeared with the evolution of the ancestral human brain, stories were recited, memorized, and much later written down as the often bone-chilling myths that have survived to this day. This book takes the reader through the landscape of world mythology to show how our more recent ancestors created myths that portrayed animal predators in four basic ways: as monsters, as gods, as benefactors, and as role models. Each incarnation is a variation of the fear-management technique that enabled early humans not only to survive but to overcome their potentially incapacitating fear of predators. In the final chapter, Trout explores the ways in which our visceral fear of predators is played out in the movies, where both animal and human predators serve to probe and revitalize our capacity to detect and survive danger. Anyone with an interest in mythology, archaeology, folk tales, and the origins of contemporary storytelling will find this book an exciting and provocative exploration into the natural and psychological forces that shaped human culture and gave rise to storytelling and mythmaking. From the Hardcover edition.

Genealogies of Shamanism

Struggles for Power, Charisma and Authority

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Author: Jeroen W Boekhoven

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 907792292X

Category: History

Page: 383

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After Western-Europeans first heard the word 'shaman' in Siberia at the end of the seventeenth century, the term rapidly acquired a remarkable range of meanings in different contexts. This book traces the long genealogical journey of the notions of 'shaman' and 'shamanism'. It starts with the eighteenth-century discovery of Siberian shamans and ends with the contemporary field of shamanism in the Netherlands. By exploring the ways in which the notions came to be constructed and authorised historically, the various interpretations and conceptualisations of 'shaman' and 'shamanism' are interpreted as outcomes of struggles within distinct milieus.

Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1843710374

Category:

Page: 2698

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.