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Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$20.00
Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as “other people's religion.” But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment — or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss.

In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives.

Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.
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9781577314714
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$22.95
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 Campbell’s 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.

As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars.

As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists—including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers—and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
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9781577315933
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Romance of the Grail: The Magic and Mystery of Arthurian Myth

$24.95

The first collection of Joseph Campbell's writings and lectures on the Arthurian romances of the Middle Ages, a central focus of his celebrated scholarship, edited and introduced by Arthurian scholar Evans Lansing Smith, PhD, the chair of Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Throughout his life, Joseph Campbell was deeply engaged in the study of the Grail Quests and Arthurian legends of the European Middle Ages. In this new volume of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, editor Evans Lansing Smith collects Campbell's writings and lectures on Arthurian legends, including his never-before-published master's thesis on Arthurian myth, "A Study of the Dolorous Stroke." Campbell's writing captures the incredible stories of such figures as Merlin, Gawain, and Guinevere as well as the larger patterns and meanings revealed in these myths. Merlin's death and Arthur receiving Excalibur from the Lady of the Lake, for example, are not just vibrant stories but also central to the mythologist's thinking.

The Arthurian myths opened the world of comparative mythology to Campbell, turning his attention to the Near and Far Eastern roots of myth. Calling the Arthurian romances the world's first "secular mythology," Campbell found metaphors in them for human stages of growth, development, and psychology. The myths exemplify the kind of love Campbell called amor, in which individuals become more fully themselves through connection. Campbell's infectious delight in his discoveries makes this volume essential for anyone intrigued by the stories we tell--and the stories behind them.

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9781608683246
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2015-12-15
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Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

$24.95

Edited by Safron Rossi, Ph.D. 

Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.

While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.

In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—, a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

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9781608681822
Publication Date: 
2013-11-11
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Thou Art That Transforming Religious Metaphor paperback

$14.95

Woven from Joseph Campbell’s previously unpublished work, this volume explores Judeo-Christian symbols and metaphors — and their misinterpretations — with the famed mythologist’s characteristic conversational warmth and accessible scholarship. Campbell’s insights highlight centuries of confusion between literal and metaphorical interpretations of Western religious symbols that are, he argues, perennially relevant keys to spiritual understanding and mystical revelation.

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9781608681877
Publication Date: 
2013-03-01
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Transformations of Myth Through Time

$21.99

The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.

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9780060964634
Publication Date: 
1990-02-28
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Spirit and Nature: Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks (Bollingen Series XXX)

$42.00

Essays by Ernesto Buonaiuti, Friedrich Dessauer, C. G. Jung, Werner Kaegi, C. Kerényi, Paul Masson-Oursel, Fritz Meier, Adolf Portmann, Max Pulver, Hugo Rahner, Erwin Schrödinger, and Walter Wili.

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9780691018416
Publication Date: 
1982-04-21
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Sake and Satori: Asian Journals -- Japan (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$22.95

In 1954, famed mythologist Joseph Campbell traveled, at age 50, to Asia for the first time. In this second volume of his Asian journals, he continues East after nearly seven months in India, moving through Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally coming to rest, for a full five months, in Japan. Fueled by his remarkable eye for cultural differences and similarities, yet written through the unjaded perspective of a remarkably erudite teacher on his first trip to the Asia he has studied for most of his life, Sake and Satori is a unique snapshot of 1950s Asia and its rapidly changing post-colonial and Cold War tensions.

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9781577312369
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The Power of Myth Illustrated

$29.95

The Power Of Myth launched an  extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph  Campbell and his work. A preeminient scholar, writer,  and teacher, he has had a profound influence on  millions of people. To him, 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 engaing  interviewer, The Power Of Myth touches  on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births,  from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a  brilliantcombination of intelligence and wit.

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9780385247740
Publication Date: 
1988-05-01
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The Power of Myth (smaller version without illustrations)

$17.00

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.  

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9780385418867
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The Mythic Image

$52.50


A paperback edition of Campbell's major study of the mythology of the world's high civilizations over five millennia. It includes nearly 450 illustrations. The text is the same as that of the 1974 edition.


Mythologist Joseph Campbell was a masterful storyteller, able to weave tales from every corner of the world into compelling, even spellbinding, narratives. His interest in comparative mythology began in childhood, when the young Joe Campbell was taken to see Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Madison Square Garden. He started writing articles on Native American mythology in high school, and the parallels between age-old myths and the mythic themes in literature and dreams became a lifelong preoccupation. Campbell's best-known work is The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), which became a New York Times paperback best-seller for Princeton in 1988 after Campbell's star turn on the Bill Moyers television program The Power of Myth.


During his early years as a professor of comparative religion at Sarah Lawrence College, Campbell made the acquaintance of Indologist Heinrich Zimmer, a kindred spirit who introduced him to Paul and Mary Mellon, the founders of Bollingen Series. They chose Campbell's The Mythic Image as the culmination of the series, giving it the closing position--number one hundred. A lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced study of the mythology of the world's high civilizations, The Mythic Image received a front-cover review in the New York Times Book Review upon publication. Through the medium of visual art, the book explores the relation of dreams to myth and demonstrates the important differences between oriental and occidental interpretations of dreams and life.


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9780691018393
Publication Date: 
1981-11-01
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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words: Joseph Campbell on the Art of James Joyce (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$22.95

Mythic Worlds, Modern Words provides a representation of Campbell’s published writing, lectures on Joyce, and exchanges with his audiences, from his obituary notice on Joyce in 1941 to lectures delivered a few years before Campbell’s death. Joyce scholar Edmund L. Epstein has arranged this material as running commentary on A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake. With a new foreword by Phil Cousineau for this Collected Works edition, Mythic Worlds, Modern Words is both an introduction to the major work of Joyce and a representative portrait of Joseph Campbell as a critic of Joyce. It is also a major contribution to Joyce criticism, the fruit of a lifetime’s meditation on the great Irish writer’s writings.

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9781577314066
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The Masks of God, Volume 3: Occidental Mythology

$20.00

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

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9780140194418
Publication Date: 
1991-11-01
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The Masks of God, Volume 1: Primitive Mythology

$21.00

The author of such acclaimed books as Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth discusses the primitive roots of mythology, examining them in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology

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9780140194432
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The Masks of God, Volume 2: Oriental Mythology

$20.00

An exploration of Eastern mythology as it developed into the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China, and Japan.

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9780140194425
Publication Date: 
1991-11-01
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Flight of the Wild Gander: Select Essays, 1944-1968 (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$20.00

In these essays, Joseph Campbell explores the origins of myth and their role in everyday life — from Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends. He explains how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time. Included is his acclaimed essay “Mythogenesis,” which examines the rise and fall of a Native American legend. “Campbell has become one of the rarest of intellectuals ... a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.” — Newsweek

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9781577312109
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Wisdom of Joseph Campbell (CD)

$23.95

For the past two decades, Michael Toms, the host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated New Dimensions interview series, has been exploring personal, social, and global transformation through his work as an electronic journalist and writer. Over a span of 12 years (1975 to 1987), Toms recorded conversations between the late Joseph Campbell (author of The Power of Myth) and himself, during which they developed a close friendship.

On this compact disc, on which Campbell brings us in touch with our mythic heritage, he and Toms generate an infectious excitement as they explore the far reaches of meaning and thought. In these stimulating conversations, central questions in humanity's quest for meaning, understanding, and knowledge of the spiritual universe in which we live are explored.

Topics such as "The Eternal Quest," "Mythic Horizons," and "Following Your Bliss" will provoke imaginative thinking and an appreciation of one's humanity.

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9781401904432
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The Legacy of Joseph Campbell - Conference Recording (CD)

$99.00

Conference held in Santa Barbara, CA April 16-18, 2004.

Set includes 8 discs:

  • 1 Welcome and Opening Remarks / Stephen Aizenstat and Bob Walters
  • 2 The Olympic Odyssey: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Mythic Sports / Phil Cousineau
  • 3 The Fire is in the Mind: Who is the True Disciple? / David Miller
  • 4 Messages From the Past: The Writings of Joseph Campbell / Richard Buchen and Bob Walters
  • 5 Creative Research in Mythology / Nancy Cater, Ramona Rubio, and Richard Stromer
  • 6 Bebrooding a Few Ideas: Joseph Campbell’s Journaling Into Destiny / Dennis Patrick Slattery
  • 7 What’s Mything in Education? / James Brady, Maren Hansen, and Gerald McDermott
  • 8 Journeying Through Myth as a Means of Growth for Person and Society / Jean Houston

Conference Description:

In a lifetime dedicated to understanding the great mythologies of mankind, Joseph Campbell was always clear that these sacred stories were at the heart of the human psyche. They were never to be studied as dry, academic curiosities, but instead he insisted that they were vital and relevant to each of us, in our own lives, right now.

In this centennial year of Campbell's birth, we invite you join us in working with myth just as he taught us. Here at Pacifica, where Campbell's personal archives are housed, we will each undertake aHero's Journey right to the center of "our own hearts."

This three-day process of active dialogue between the great archetypes and the figures of our own psyche will give each of us the chance to experience the power, beauty, and profundity of myth that was Joseph Campbell's greatest legacy and gift to us.

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41214
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Baksheesh and Brahman: Asian Journals - India (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

$22.95

After ten years of intensive study of Indian art and philosophy, Joseph Campbell, at 50, finally embarked on a journey to India. Searching for the transcendent (Brahman), he found instead stark realities: growing nationalism, religious rivalry, poverty, and a prevalent culture of what he called “baksheesh,” or alms. This journal chronicles the disillusionment and revelation that would change the course of Campbell’s life and study, and his transition from professor to counterculture icon. Balancing Campbell’s astute explorations of mythology and history are his often amusing observations of a sometimes frustrating alien culture and his fellow Western travelers. This account also includes personal photographs, specially commissioned maps, and illustrations redrawn from Campbell’s own hand.

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9781577312376
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