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This illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world-from the origins of myth in the distant past to familiar European medieval legends-captures Campbell's special insights into how myths reconcile human beings to the mysteries of life. Here is Joseph Campbell at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
|In the Beginning: Origins of Man and Myth||p. 1|
|Where People Lived Legends: American Indian Myths||p. 25|
|And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea: Gods and Goddesses of the Neolithic Period||p. 49|
|Pharaoh's Rule: Egypt, the Exodus, and the Myth of Osiris||p. 73|
|The Sacred Source: The Perennial Philosophy of the East||p. 93|
|The Way to Enlightenment: Buddhism||p. 111|
|From Id to Ego in the Orient: Kundalini Yoga, Part I||p. 129|
|From Psychology to Spirituality: Kundalini Yoga, Part II||p. 151|
|The Descent to Heaven: The Tibetan Book of the Dead||p. 171|
|From Darkness to Light: The Mystery Religions of Ancient Greece||p. 189|
|Where There Was No Path: Arthurian Legends and the Western Way||p. 209|
|A Noble Heart: The Courtly Love of Tristan and Isolde||p. 229|
|In Search of the Holy Grail: The Parzival Legend||p. 245|
|Photo Credits||p. 261|
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