The hero with a thousand faces /Series: Bollingen series . 17 | Collected works of Joseph Campbell Edition statement:3rd ed Published by : New World Library (Novato, Calif) Physical details: xiii, 418 p. ill. 22 cm ISBN:1577315936 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781577315933 (hardcover : alk. paper).
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-382) and index
Prologue: The monomyth -- pt. 1. The adventure of the hero -- Departure -- Initiation -- Return -- The keys -- pt. 2. The cosmogonic cycle -- Emanations -- The virgin birth -- Transformation of the hero -- Dissolutions -- Myth and society
Since its release in 1949, The Hero With a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of moden psychology with Joseph Campbells' revoutionary uderstanding 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 myhtic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction