In these pages, beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, The Way of Art,” in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today’s artists are the seeds of tomorrow’s mythologies.
Campbell writes in his introduction: My desire and great pleasure in the preparation of this little volume has been as rendering a return gift to the Graces for the transforming insights of these recent years, which...we have been testing out in a broadly shared spiritual adventure.”
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Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume The Masks of God and The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.
In a time of felt mythlessness, when the culture suffers a crunching literalism in politics, in religion, and in everyday human relationships, Campbell’s little book on the metaphoric and mythic quality of life functions as a grand net of gems.”
David L. Miller, Watson-Ledden professor of religions, Syracuse University
Campbell, who is known for speaking his mind, pulls no punches here. This book, more than any other, unambiguously delineates his basic understanding of mythology and religion....Inveterate underliners will be tempted to highlight things on virtually every page.”
The wealth and breadth of reference in this small book is truly prodigious...as Campbell now soars like an eagle to a generalization about The Big Bang, now dives like a hawk to a precise description of the color and number of lotus petals in each of the seven centers of the chakra system, rendering both lucid in a single universe of discourse.”
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Descrizione libro Harpercollins, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Perennial Library Edition. A reissued edition--with a new index--of one of the world-famous scholar's most popular books (more than 100,000 copies sold), which delineates his basic understanding of mythology and religion. Codice libro della libreria 003026
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110060551526
Descrizione libro Harpercollins. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0060551526 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1889593
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1988. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1st Perennial Library ed. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0060551526