The Power of Myth

The Power of Myth

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307794727
  • Release : 2011-05-18
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • Price : FREE
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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.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

  • Publisher : Bollingen Foundation
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • ISBN-10 : 0691119244
  • Release : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
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Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

The Key

The Key

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Author : James N. Frey
  • ISBN-10 : 9781429932288
  • Release : 2002-08-03
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
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In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends in a satisfying, dramatic climax. Now, in The Key, Frey takes his no-nonsense, "Damn Good" approach and applies it to Joseph Campbell's insights into the universal structure of myths. Myths, says Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are just as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. Frey begins with the qualities found in mythic heros--ancient and modern--such as the hero's special talent, his or her wound, status as an "outlaw," and so on. He then demonstrates how the hero is initiated--sent on a mission, forced to learn the new rules, tested, and suffers a symbolic death and rebirth--before he or she can return home. Using dozens of classical and contemporary novels and films as models, Frey shows how these motifs and forms work their powerful magic on the reader's imagination. The Key is designed as a practical step-by-step guide for fiction writers and screen writers who want to shape their own ideas into a mythic story.

The Hero s Journey

The Hero s Journey

  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • ISBN-10 : 1577314042
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This new cloth edition of The Hero's Journey, published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Campbell's birth, recounts his own quest and conveys the excitement of his lifelong exploration of our mythic traditions, what he called "the one great story of mankind."

Myths to Live by

Myths to Live by

  • Publisher : Condor Books
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • ISBN-10 : 0285647318
  • Release : 1973
  • Genre: Legends
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Intended more for the general reader than the scholar, this book asks how we can live by myths today, and explores the old cohesive role of myths in bygone ages.'

Body Eloquence

Body Eloquence

  • Publisher : Elite Books
  • Author : Nancy Mellon
  • ISBN-10 : 9781604150285
  • Release : 2008
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
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Have you ever had an ache or pain, and wished your body could talk to you and tell you what was wrong? You're not alone! Master storyteller Nancy Mellon, author of Body Eloquence, has guided scores of people through the process of giving their bodies a voice. Drawing from mythology, medicine, biology and energetic healing, she finds the essential stories that characterize each organ of the human body, and trains us how to use these resources to identify the messages that our organs are communicating to us. The heart, for instance, is not just a durable pump, sending oxygenated blood to every cell. It's also a representation of goodwill; a heart-to-heart connection, or an open-hearted friend, are universal stories we can all identify. But a hard-hearted person is one we all avoid. These archetypes are found in mythologies from Native American traditions to Scandinavian tribes to Greek history, and are woven together in a fascinating matrix in Body Eloquence, showing how our organs are part of our psyche, our history, and our collective mythology.

Social Tragedy

Social Tragedy

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Author : S. Baker
  • ISBN-10 : 9781137379139
  • Release : 2014-06-05
  • Genre: Social Science
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A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.

A Short History of Myth  Myths series

A Short History of Myth Myths series

  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • ISBN-10 : 9780307367297
  • Release : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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What are myths? How have they evolved? And why do we still so desperately need them? A history of myth is a history of humanity, Karen Armstrong argues in this insightful and eloquent book: our stories and beliefs, our attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. This is a brilliant and thought-provoking introduction to myth in the broadest sense – from Palaeolithic times to the “Great Western Transformation” of the last 500 years – and why we dismiss it only at our peril. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Star Wars

Star Wars

  • Publisher : Spectra Books
  • Author : Mary S. Henderson
  • ISBN-10 : 9780553378108
  • Release : 1997
  • Genre: Art
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The companion to the Star wars exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum explores the mythology used as the basis for the Star wars movie trilogy