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The Hero With a Thousand Faces By Joseph Campbell The Hero With a Thousand Faces The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating pa

  • Title: The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Author: Joseph Campbell
  • ISBN: 9780691017846
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Hero With a Thousand Faces By Joseph Campbell The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our livThe first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture s dreams onto a large screen Campbell s book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big picture moments from the stage that is our world It is a must have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.
    The Hero With a Thousand Faces By Joseph Campbell

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    1. Trevor on said:

      We studied the Myth Cycle at Uni and I was interested enough to come back to this book years later and read the whole thing It is well worth a read an endlessly fascinating book by a fascinating man The idea is that there is basically only one story, the grand story of our lives, the monomyth This story is told in millions of different ways, but ultimately every story ever told is either just a retelling of this grand story, or it is a re telling of certain aspects of this complete story.I read [...]

    2. Algernon on said:

      Full circle, from the tomb of the womb to the womb of the tomb, we come an ambiguous, enigmatical incursion into a world of solid matter that is soon to melt from us, like the substance of a dream And, looking back at what had promised to be our own unique, unpredictable, and dangerous adventure, all we find in the end is such a series of standard metamorphoses as men and women have undergone in every quarter of the world, in all recorded centuries, and under every odd disguise of civilization J [...]

    3. Bracken on said:

      I was very excited to read this work because of its potential to teach me a great deal about mythology, but found that it was a total piece of tripe I felt like Campbell was trying too hard to prove his knowledge, which was apparent in the great diversity of myths referenced in the work, but he failed to logically plan the layout of the text I can understand the overall layout of the text, but it didn t work on the chapter section scale It was so disorganized that I often felt like a member of a [...]

    4. Lucas on said:

      I first read this book when I was 19 It saved both my step father s ass and my soul.I have always been a fan of mythology and folklore, and Joseph Campbell pulls tales from many cultures to show how mankind has virtually the same heroic journey tucked away in its subconscious regardless of culture or even time He also explains the importance of myths, which is something lots of people can t grasp because they can t get over the fact the stories aren t real Myths were never meant to be facts and [...]

    5. Nandakishore Varma on said:

      Ever since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the similarities between Hindu myths and Greek myths Then during my early twenties, I discovered Campbell and said to myself Voila Somebody has noticed it before me Ever since then, I ve been a Campbell fan.The structure of the monomyth is so prevalent in many hero cycles, fairy tales, children s stories and popular films so it s a wonder how anybody can miss it Campbell does an exhaustive job of digging through various mythologies of the world [...]

    6. Mala on said:

      Myths are essential to our lives because they reveal what is culturally important to us and they flourish via story telling from the oral tradition of yore to the modern bits gigabytes, one generation passes on its stories to the next thusly our Collective Unconscious thrives.Joseph Campbell s stated aim was to uncover some of the truths disguised for us under the figures of religion and mythology by bringing together a multitude of not too difficult examples and letting the ancient meaning beco [...]

    7. Ned Rifle on said:

      Joseph Campbell has done a lot of good work in this book and others Unfortunately the good of the work was research His theories themselves not so much the pattern spotting as his rather shallow interpretation of the material, which is basically glorified self help are very easy to ignore Read him to steal his stories and then regale your friends with them, much embellished, if need be the beauty of these stories is that they speak directly Also get as many of the books he references as you can, [...]

    8. Katie on said:

      Wow This book blows my mind every time I pick it up It has taken me years to heed the advice of friends and family and read the thing don t wait as long as I did , but I ve finished with a renewed sense of what it means to be an artist writer human and a perceived momentum I ve found nowhere else There is energy, wisdom and strength in the connections Campbell draws I ve also placed myself firmly in the Campbell camp of dissecting story structure suck it Robert Mckee, or better yet eat all the u [...]

    9. Moses Kilolo on said:

      Every one who believes in destiny, in dreams, and in the universality of human experience and their particular stories should, at least once in their lifetime, read this book.

    10. Jennifer on said:

      While being the first book to explore the interconnections between cultures across the globe through mythology, Campbell s use of Freudian psychology does not do his thesis much credit He also appears to be taking some of the myths that I am familiar with a little out of context so that they fit as proof to some of his points While the thoughts contained within this book are interesting and provoke a good conversation about the interconnections of all human cultures, the foundation with which Ca [...]

    11. Morgan Blackledge on said:

      Mythology helps us experience the rapture of being alive I think this is the central takeaway from Campbell s work Modern academics have absolutely correctly criticized Campbell s work, e.g his broad sweeping assertions and shaky at best methodologies But on this basic point Campbell was and maybe still is nonpareil.You can dismiss Campbell on many levels But on this one point I don t think you can easily dismiss him or this impactful text which is pretty much his master work.I know people get o [...]

    12. Steven on said:

      Page 156 And there takes place, then, that dramatic divorce of the two principles of love and hate which the pages of history so beautifully illustrate Instead of clearing his own heart the zealot tries to clear the world The laws of the City of God are applied only to his in group tribe, church, nation, class, or what not while the fire of a perpetual holy war is hurled with good conscience, and indeed a sense of pious service against whatever uncircumcised, barbarian, heathen, native, or alien [...]

    13. Brad McKenna on said:

      This book joins Atlas Shrugged as the only books I ve ever had to put down I love mythology The myths are not only grand examples of storytelling, but they also shed light on their civilizations way of thinking From the doomed to die Norse Gods to the plagiarist Romans simply renaming Greek Gods, the mythologies across the globe are fascinating on many levels So a book that traces the similarities between all mythological cannons sounds like a stroke of genius Too bad Freud s psychoanalytical th [...]

    14. Printable Tire on said:

      I enjoyed this book mostly I have a few qualms with it, however I found Campbell s attempts to relate myth archetypes to the psychoanalytic interpretation of dreams to be outdated and than a bit of a stretch Dreams often than not do not include characters like the Snake or the River often than not, dreams are silly and pointless This aspect of dreams is never considered Campbell s constant digs at Christianity and Western religion in general were appropriate, I suppose, but seemed derivative [...]

    15. Oakshaman on said:

      A Book with a capital B First of all, I feel inadequate and unworthy to review this book, but since I have been given the chance, all I can say is that this is one of the greatest Books with a capital B of my experience I suspect that it shall be recognised as one of the single greatest products to come out of 20th century American letters No, I m not setting Campbell up as a prophet or anything like that, indeed, I suspect that this book s greatness lies in the eternal truths that transcend Cam [...]

    16. Becca on said:

      This text is one of those often quoted, seldom read old classics It irks many, inspires some, and baffles most I found myself irked, inspired and baffled on nearly every page Still, I m very glad I finally read it Campbell s ideas have re animated my reading and thinking Problematic, definitely, but also illuminating.The irksome and baffling bits first Campbell cherrypicks what myths to include in his analysis He chooses his evidence to create a really elegant Copernican universe, with his Monom [...]

    17. Aslı Can on said:

      Kitapta bulmay bekledi im ey bamba ka bir eydi, bu nedenle yeterli ilgi ve merak g steremiyorum st ba l klara dair verdi i rnekleri bahsetti i mesele ile ili kilendirmekte biraz zay f kalm gibi hissettim ve kitaptan gittik e koptum Kitap st n k r okunmay hak etmedi i i in ba a bir zamana erteliyorum.

    18. Nicholas Whyte on said:

      nwhytevejournal 1811366I have to say that I was rather disappointed by this classic work on mythology On the plus side, it is indeed fascinating to put myths from very different points in time and space beside each other to note the similarities Campbell is consistent and clinical in subjecting the Bible to the same scrutiny as any other culture and for myself, I learned a thing or two about Cuchulain, not just a local hero and contributor to Ulster geography but in fact an exemplar of several d [...]

    19. Hadrian on said:

      Hardly the last word on stories and how they shape our lives, but a brilliant place to start.Analyzes collective world mythologies, and boils them down into their component parts and recreating the story of our own lives the monomyth Incredibly interesting stuff.

    20. Christopher on said:

      The image of man within is not to be confounded with the garments We think of ourselves as Americans, children of the twentieth century, occidentals, civilized Christians We are virtuous or sinful Yet such designations do not tell what it is to be man, they denote only the accidents of geography, birth date, and income What is the core of us What is the basic character of our being The asceticism of the medieval saints and of the yogis of India, the Hellenistic mystery initiations, the ancient p [...]

    21. Janet on said:

      Campbell began life as a James Joyce scholar, and his book on Joyce is absolutely required reading I have read the Hero with a Thousand faces, at least the first few chapters, on a number of different occasions Inevitably, I lost interest as we began to move up into godhead, chapters entitled Apotheosis, the Ultimate Boon THey re my Moby Dick whaling paraphernalia chapters But this time I m trying to stay with it all the way through My difficulty with it is that as a writer, as a reader, I m loo [...]

    22. Matei on said:

      2 5 fundamentally flawed In attempting to show the general patterns of mythology and their significance for which he relied on psychoanalysis, which was horribly misguided Campbell notices himself that analyzing myths as scientific historic artifacts is wrong why should a psychoanalytical approach be right he presents a ton of examples for every stage, yet in doing so, removes them from their inherent context Of course a lot of stories will point towards the same thing if we force the same meani [...]

    23. Umut on said:

      Mitoloji zerine k lt bir eser Kozmik yumurtalardan Antik Yunan a, Upani adlardan binbir gece masallar na uzanan derinlemesine bir yolculuk Zenginli ini anlatacak s fat bulamad m A ure gibi kitap yle lezzetli.Kitab n as l ismi the hero with a thousand faces i eri ine daha uygun ilk k s mda Monomit in kahraman d nyan n her yerinde benzer bir maceraya k yor ikinci k s mda Kozmos un yarat l evrimine odaklan yor nc k s mda toplum ve modern insana y nelerek sonlan yor.Direk kitap ile alakal olmasa da, [...]

    24. Sohaib on said:

      This has been a lengthy study of reading and listening and taking notes I ve summarized this book in a way that accommodates my number one goal self development.Departure1 The Call to Adventure the future Hero is wounded, and the cause of his wound is projected outwardly an obstacle, a blunder, an enemy.2 Refusal of the Call the Hero falls back into the comfort and safety of parental figures, dependence and infantilism male s mother complex.3 Supernatural Aid the Hero receives aid in the shape o [...]

    25. David on said:

      Everyone has probably heard of Joseph Campbell s Hero s Journey, but most people misunderstand it and I doubt many people have actually read his writing except in summary After reading this book, I can understand why the man was brilliant, but he was an academic and this book was written for academics, even if George Lucas s being famously inspired by it and the popular PBS miniseries has propelled it somewhat into pop consciousness His prose is dense and full of psychobabble Okay, that s not re [...]

    26. Kristen on said:

      Originally read August 2012I ll go so far as to say The Hero with a Thousand Faces is essential reading for anyone who s interested in storytelling Campbell posits that all mythologies boil down to what he calls the monomyth A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man He goes on to delve [...]

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