The hero with a thousand faces

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Bollingen volume 17
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[1949]
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English
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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 this book, 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 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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auth_author2 Blum, Ralph, 1932-, Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987., Denaker, Susan,, Lee, John Rafter,, Morey, Arthur,
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display_description Describes how the "protagonists of folklore and religion enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story" and relates "their timeless symbols to those rediscovered in dream by contemporary depth psychology." Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion, enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the 'Old Men' of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.
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subject_facet Archetype (Psychology), Audiobooks, Autobiographies, Cross-Cultural Comparison, Held, Helden (personen), Heroes -- Mythology, Héros, Mitologia E Mito, Mythologie, Mythology, Mythos, Myths, Mytologi, Psychanalyse, Psychoanalysis, Psykoanalys, Sound recordings
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topic_facet Archetype (Psychology), Cross-Cultural Comparison, Held, Helden (personen), Heroes, Héros, Mitologia E Mito, Mythologie, Mythology, Mythos, Mytologi, Psychanalyse, Psychoanalysis, Psykoanalys