Discover a world full of books!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced
Primitive Mythology - cover

Primitive Mythology

Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

  • 0
  • 1
  • 0

Summary

Explore the power of myth as humanity first discovered it
 
Collected Works of Joseph Campbell edition — with up-to-date science
 
In this first volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the wellsprings of myth. From the earliest expressions of religious awe in pre-modern humans to the rites and art of contemporary primal tribes, myth has informed humankind's understanding of the world, seen and unseen. Exploring these archetypal mythic images and practices, Campbell examines the basic concepts that underlie all human myth, even to this day.
 
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 is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. Joseph Campbell Foundation has worked with scientists and academics to bring the anthropological and paleontological information Campbell explores in line with the best twenty-first century scholarship.
 
(Comparative Mythology: paleontology, Neanderthal and Cro-magnon culture, neolithic and paleolithic art and religion.)
 
"[T]he mask in a primitive festival is revered and experienced as a veritable apparition of the mythical being that it represents — even though everyone knows that a man made the mask and that a man is wearing it. The one wearing it, furthermore, is identified with the god during the time of the ritual of which the mask is a part. He does not merely represent the god; he is the god."— Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology

Other books that might interest you

  • Shark Attack - Maneaters and Men - cover

    Shark Attack - Maneaters and Men

    Richard Ellis

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Renowned marine conservationist and artist Richard Ellis addresses the popular myths, misconceptions, and exploits of great white sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, and the many other species that roam the waters of our planetDo sharks deserve their universally bad reputation? Sharks are clearly not harmless—Shark Attack includes many true stories of seemingly unwarranted attacks on humans. Yet if sharks truly were vengeful carnivores, no beach on earth would be safe for fishing, surfing, or swimming. Ellis argues that Jaws, the popular 1975 film that misrepresented sharks in almost every detail, has damaged our perception of sharks. Today, museums and aquariums endeavor to rehabilitate the shark’s image, and environmentalists and animal rights activists struggle to slow relentless overfishing. Yet their efforts may be too late to save hundreds of shark species from near or total extinction.
    Show book
  • Manifestation Code - Solved -How to manifest your desires using the law of attraction - cover

    Manifestation Code - Solved -How...

    Oyintari Micheal

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The law of attraction is the law of belief, which I call the manifestation Code.
     
    This brand and company is dedicated to helping you reach your full potential in life, through our effort to make you understand that the power which created the world is within you, and without you.
     
    Every possibility exists now in this present moment, and whatever you want, you can have right now.
     
    Read the manifestation code series, learn and master the secrets of the universe, and how manifesting your desires works.
    Show book
  • Quiet Thoughts Calm Mind the Natural Way - Traditional Simple Practices Such as Abdominal Breathing Mindfulness and Meditation to Quiet Thoughts for a Calm Peaceful Mind - cover

    Quiet Thoughts Calm Mind the...

    Mercedes Lemstra

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Discovering how to achieve peace of mind and reduce stress shouldnt itself induce anxiety, but the complex explanations and technical language of many self-help books make using these practices seem almost intimidating. You want a simpler, gentler introduction to a calmer mind.
    
    In Quiet Thoughts, Calm Mind , The Natural Way, author Mercedes Lemstra explains six easy ways to calm your mind and quiet your thoughts. Explore the possibilities offered by these diverse approaches to a peaceful, calm mind:
       Autogenic training
       Breathing exercises
       Emotional freedom technique
       Gratitude
       Meditation
       Mindfulness
    
    This little book offers simple introductions to some of the most effective relaxation and stress-busting techniques availableand provides you with just enough history and science to contextualize these practices. Find the one that works for you, and enjoy the benets of a peaceful mind.
    Show book
  • SAP SD Routines - cover

    SAP SD Routines

    Jordan Daniel May

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    This Book focuses on SAP SD routines which will be helpful for SD consultants to decide when to use User-Exits and when to use Routines.
    Show book
  • Java - GUI Applications - cover

    Java - GUI Applications

    Preeti Man

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    This book intends to educate Java practitioners on GUI Applications through questions and answers based on various interviews and personnel questions.
    Show book
  • Marry Your Customers! - Customer Experience Management in Telecommunications - cover

    Marry Your Customers! - Customer...

    Janne Ohtonen

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Telecommunication service providers have traditionally competed with technology. While technological advancement will continue to stay highly relevant for the industry, the competitive front line has shifted towards customer value and experiences. This 'Marry Your Customers!' book gives customer relationship counselling on:
    
    	revealing the naked truth - that customer experiences directly impact the bottom line for telcos;
    	using a practical customer experience management framework tried in better and in worse; and
    	how to use technology to increase customer value and to ensure long-term relationships.
    
    
     
    The Customer Experience Counsellor, Dr Janne Ohtonen, has delivered various challenging customer experience transformation programmes over the past two decades in the telecommunications, travel and retail sectors, several of which included double-digit performance enhancement for the businesses. He now, together with other telco leaders, shares with you the insights and undisclosed strategic approaches that are successfully used by various
    telecommunication and other organisations around the world today.
    Show book