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Book The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Download or read book The Hero with a Thousand Faces written by Joseph Campbell and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 1988 with total page 107 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of heroism in the myths of the world - an exploration of all the elements common to the great stories that have helped people make sense of their lives from the earliest times. It takes in Greek Apollo, Maori and Jewish rites, the Buddha, Wotan, and the bothers Grimm's Frog-King.

Book The Hero s Journey

Download or read book The Hero s Journey written by Joseph Campbell and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2003 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of our time, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers.

Book Study Guide

    Book Details:
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2019-11-04
  • ISBN : 9781705610961
  • Pages : 118 pages

Download or read book Study Guide written by Supersummary and published by . This book was released on 2019-11-04 with total page 118 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 116-page guide for "The Hero With A Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Myth and the Unconscious and The Enlightened Hero and the Oneness of All Things.

Book The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Download or read book The Hero with a Thousand Faces written by Joseph Campbell and published by Bollingen Foundation. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines myths and folk tales from around the world in an attempt to understand the symbolism of the hero as it appears in the mythologies and religions of mankind.

Book The Heroine with 1001 Faces

Download or read book The Heroine with 1001 Faces written by Maria Tatar and published by Liveright Publishing. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World-renowned folklorist Maria Tatar reveals an astonishing but long-buried history of heroines, taking us from Cassandra and Scheherazade to Nancy Drew and Wonder Woman. The Heroine with 1,001 Faces dismantles the cult of warrior heroes, revealing a secret history of heroinism at the very heart of our collective cultural imagination. Maria Tatar, a leading authority on fairy tales and folklore, explores how heroines, rarely wielding a sword and often deprived of a pen, have flown beneath the radar even as they have been bent on redemptive missions. Deploying the domestic crafts and using words as weapons, they have found ways to survive assaults and rescue others from harm, all while repairing the fraying edges in the fabric of their social worlds. Like the tongueless Philomela, who spins the tale of her rape into a tapestry, or Arachne, who portrays the misdeeds of the gods, they have discovered instruments for securing fairness in the storytelling circles where so-called women’s work—spinning, mending, and weaving—is carried out. Tatar challenges the canonical models of heroism in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, with their male-centric emphases on achieving glory and immortality. Finding the women missing from his account and defining their own heroic trajectories is no easy task, for Campbell created the playbook for Hollywood directors. Audiences around the world have willingly surrendered to the lure of quest narratives and charismatic heroes. Whether in the form of Frodo, Luke Skywalker, or Harry Potter, Campbell’s archetypical hero has dominated more than the box office. In a broad-ranging volume that moves with ease from the local to the global, Tatar demonstrates how our new heroines wear their curiosity as a badge of honor rather than a mark of shame, and how their “mischief making” evidences compassion and concern. From Bluebeard’s wife to Nancy Drew, and from Jane Eyre to Janie Crawford, women have long crafted stories to broadcast offenses in the pursuit of social justice. Girls, too, have now precociously stepped up to the plate, with Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and Starr Carter as trickster figures enacting their own forms of extrajudicial justice. Their quests may not take the traditional form of a “hero’s journey,” but they reveal the value of courage, defiance, and, above all, care. “By turns dazzling and chilling” (Ruth Franklin), The Heroine with 1,001 Faces creates a luminous arc that takes us from ancient times to the present day. It casts an unusually wide net, expanding the canon and thinking capaciously in global terms, breaking down the boundaries of genre, and displaying a sovereign command of cultural context. This, then, is a historic volume that informs our present and its newfound investment in empathy and social justice like no other work of recent cultural history.

Book Pathways to Bliss

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2009-12
  • ISBN : 1458749118
  • Pages : 362 pages

Download or read book Pathways to Bliss written by Joseph Campbell and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2009-12 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as ''other people's religion.'' But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment - or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic bestselling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and dialogues, which highlight his remarkable storytelling and ability to apply the larger themes of world mythology to personal growth and the quest for transformation. Here he anchors mythology's symbolic wisdom to the individual, applying the most poetic mythical metaphors to the challenges of our daily lives. Campbell dwells on life's important questions. Combining cross-cultural stories with the teachings of modern psychology, he examines the ways in which our myths shape and enrich our lives. He explores the many insights of Carl Jung; the notion of self as the hero; and how East and West differ in their approaches to the ego. The book also includes an extensive question-and-answer session that ranges from mythological readings of the Bible to how the Hero's Journey unfolds for women. With his usual wit and insight, Campbell draws connections between ancient symbols and modern art, schizophrenia and the Hero's Journey. Along the way, he shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.

Book Sherlock Holmes

Download or read book Sherlock Holmes written by David MacGregor and published by . This book was released on 2021 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Picking up the trail with the incredibly influential films of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Volume II goes on to explore the antiheroic Sherlock Holmes films of the 1970s, and then the somewhat rocky journey of Holmes into the medium of television (actors Alan Wheatley, Douglas Wilmer, and Peter Cushing all declared their respective TV series as the worst experience of their professional careers). Television finally found its "definitive" Holmes in Jeremy Brett's portrayal for Granada Television, and then the BBC's "Sherlock" had flashed brilliantly across the cultural sky before crashing and burning in spectacular fashion. Still, despite its ignominious end, Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Sherlock Holmes quite literally changed the face of Sherlockian fandom overnight, as studious middle-aged white men now found themselves sharing uneasy ground with a younger, more diverse, and more female audience. Now a full-fledged transmedia phenomenon, Sherlock Holmes can be any gender, ethnicity, or species, and is celebrated in fan fiction and fanvids, as well as conventions that are far more inclusive than Sherlock Holmes societies of the past. Vincent Starrett's poetic notion that Sherlock Holmes is a character "who never lived and so can never die" has never been more true, and the Digital Age promises any number of new versions of Sherlock Holmes to come." --Page [4] of cover.

Book The Writer s Journey

Download or read book The Writer s Journey written by Christopher Vogler and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Writer's Journey is an insider's guide to how master storytellers from Hitchcock to Spielberg have used mythic structure to create powerful stories. This new edition includes analyses of latest releases such as The Full Monty.

Book The Mythic Image

    Book Details:
  • Author : Joseph Campbell
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1974
  • ISBN : 9780691098692
  • Pages : 552 pages

Download or read book The Mythic Image written by Joseph Campbell and published by . This book was released on 1974 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Iron Dream

    Book Details:
  • Author : Norman Spinrad
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Release : 2014-06-30
  • ISBN : 0575117222
  • Pages : 145 pages

Download or read book The Iron Dream written by Norman Spinrad and published by Gateway. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Norman Spinrad's 1972 alternate history, gives us both a metafictional what-if novel and a cutting satire of one of the 20th century's most evil regimes . . . In 1919, a young Austrian artist by the name of Adolf Hitler immigrated to the United States to become an illustrator for the pulp magazines and, eventually, a Hugo Award-winning SF author. This volume contains his greatest work, Lord of the Swastika: an epic post-apocalyptic tale of genetic 'trueman' Feric Jagger and his quest to purify the bloodline of humanity by ruthlessly slaughtering races of the genetically impure - a quest Norman Spinrad expertly skewers through ironic imagery and over-the-top rhetoric. Spinrad hoped to expose some unpalatable truths about much of SF and Fantasy literature and its uncomfortable relationship with fascist ideologies - an aim that was not always apparent to neo-fascist readers. In order to make his aims clear to the hard-of-understanding, Spinrad added an imaginary critical analysis by a fictional literary scholar, Homer Whipple, of New York University.

Book Hannibal and Me

Download or read book Hannibal and Me written by Andreas Kluth and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-01-05 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dynamic and exciting way to understand success and failure, through the life of Hannibal, one of history's greatest generals. The life of Hannibal, the Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps with his army in 218 B.C.E., is the stuff of legend. And the epic choices he and his opponents made-on the battlefield and elsewhere in life-offer lessons about responding to our victories and our defeats that are as relevant today as they were more than 2,000 years ago. A big new idea book inspired by ancient history, Hannibal and Me explores the truths behind triumph and disaster in our lives by examining the decisions made by Hannibal and others, including Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Ernest Shackleton, and Paul Cézanne-men and women who learned from their mistakes. By showing why some people overcome failure and others succumb to it, and why some fall victim to success while others thrive on it, Hannibal and Me demonstrates how to recognize the seeds of success within our own failures and the threats of failure hidden in our successes. The result is a page-turning adventure tale, a compelling human drama, and an insightful guide to understanding behavior. This is essential reading for anyone who seeks to transform misfortune into success at work, at home, and in life.

Book The Power of Myth

Download or read book The Power of Myth written by Joseph Campbell and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011-05-18 with total page 317 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An extraordinary book that reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people—including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.

Book Challenging Coaching

Download or read book Challenging Coaching written by John Blakey and published by Nicholas Brealey International. This book was released on 2012-03-14 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A real-world, timely, and provocative book which provides a wakeup call to move beyond the limitations of traditional coaching

Book The Practice Co   Volume Three

    Book Details:
  • Author : Liz Milani
  • Publisher : New Luminary Media
  • Release : 2020-11-16
  • ISBN : 9780645287721
  • Pages : 138 pages

Download or read book The Practice Co Volume Three written by Liz Milani and published by New Luminary Media. This book was released on 2020-11-16 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2012 I began writing (and designing) short devotional pieces. We posted them on Instagram thinking that our friends and family would politely like them. But to our absolute shock, complete strangers liked them, too. A few years on, and here we are. I never dreamed that Pocket Fuel would turn into this practice and lead me to you. I'm forever grateful for it, no matter how rudimentary and humble our beginnings were.Not too long into our Instagram experiment, we found ourselves asking deeper questions around our faith. Everything we thought we knew; thought we had a handle on; thought was secure and for always; was challenged, questioned, and stripped bare. We experienced tragedy at home, and at work. We quit our jobs as Pastors, and started from scratch (faith and vocation) in our mid thirties. But through what felt like the death of all we thought we knew and would be, we found beauty and community. Our faith has a vibrancy that it was once devoid of. And our questions and doubts? I no-longer feel guilty for having them. They are an active part of my faith.

Book Living the Hero s Journey

Download or read book Living the Hero s Journey written by Will Craig and published by . This book was released on 2017-04-27 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Living the Hero's Journey guides the reader on an epic journey of self-discovery by engaging the visual metaphors of today's action-adventure films and yesterday's mythic tales. Experience personal growth and development through the lens of movies and mythology.In an age where people look outward for direction and upward for inspiration, Living the Hero's Journey provides a time-honored template for looking inward and going deep for the answers we seek. By using contemporary storytelling and ancient mythology as the bifocals through which to envision our future, we have the opportunity to explore--for the first time--what we have known on a cellular level since the dawn of time; in myth there is magic.Author Will Craig shares the paths traveled, and lessons learned over the course of a decade leading an international coaching and mentoring company. Join him on the action-adventure of a lifetime.

Book Transformations of Myth Through Time

Download or read book Transformations of Myth Through Time written by Joseph Campbell and published by Harper Perennial. This book was released on 1990-02-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The renowned master of mythology is at his warm, accessible, and brilliant best in this illustrated collection of thirteen lectures covering mythological development around the world.

Book Sherlock Holmes

    Book Details:
  • Author : David MacGregor
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781787056534
  • Pages : 348 pages

Download or read book Sherlock Holmes written by David MacGregor and published by . This book was released on 2021-09-10 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Picking up the trail with the incredibly influential films of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Volume II goes on to explore the antiheroic Sherlock Holmes films of the 1970s, and then the somewhat rocky journey of Holmes into the medium of television (actors Alan Wheatley, Douglas Wilmer, and Peter Cushing all declared their respective TV series as the worst experience of their professional careers). Television finally found its "definitive" Holmes in Jeremy Brett's portrayal for Granada Television, and then the BBC's "Sherlock" had flashed brilliantly across the cultural sky before crashing and burning in spectacular fashion. Still, despite its ignominious end, Benedict Cumberbatch's version of Sherlock Holmes quite literally changed the face of Sherlockian fandom overnight, as studious middle-aged white men now found themselves sharing uneasy ground with a younger, more diverse, and more female audience. Now a full-fledged transmedia phenomenon, Sherlock Holmes can be any gender, ethnicity, or species, and is celebrated in fan fiction and fanvids, as well as conventions that are far more inclusive than Sherlock Holmes societies of the past. Vincent Starrett's poetic notion that Sherlock Holmes is a character "who never lived and so can never die" has never been more true, and the Digital Age promises any number of new versions of Sherlock Holmes to come.