The Power of Myth

  With Bill Moyers, ed. by Sue Flowers, New York: Anchor Books, 1988. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell is an extraordinary book because it’s not a book. It’s a typescript of radio dialogues, which makes for the liveliness of the content. I recommend it to everyone who lacks time to read more of the great… Continue reading The Power of Myth

Oriental Mythology

  New York: Penguin Arkana, 1991, Originally published in 1962. When we want to learn what the difference is between our culture and its patriarchal roots, so well described by Joseph Campbell in Occidental Mythology, then we are on a path of synthesis, and of unification. Campbell expresses it in Oriental Mythology in the terms ‘The… Continue reading Oriental Mythology

Occidental Mythology

  Princeton: Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series, XVII, 1973. Occidental Mythology, to say it coarsely, renders the murder culture eventually comprehensive. It is Joseph Campbell’s merit to have unveiled Isis a second time, after her first veil was torn by Helena Blavatsky … It all started with a murder, the Murder of the Goddess, and it… Continue reading Occidental Mythology

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

  Princeton: Princeton University Press, Bollingen Series, XVII, 1973 The Hero with a Thousand Faces is one of Joseph Campbell’s best books. It contains much of the other books, but when it comes to presenting the material, this book really is well-edited. The headers are comprehensive and the book in its overall makeup addresses not only… Continue reading The Hero with a Thousand Faces