The Masks of God: Occidental Mythology, Volume 3

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Arkana, 1991 - Social Science - 564 pages
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Campbell offers a systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world. "The high function of Occidental myth and ritual . . . is to establish a means of relationship--of God to Man and Man to God".--Joseph Campbell.

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Review: Oriental Mythology (The Masks of God #2)

User Review  - Jon Stanku - Goodreads

His continuation of the parallels in all religions. Enlightening to say the least. Read full review

Review: Oriental Mythology (The Masks of God #2)

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

This was harder and more academic going than I expected, and there was a lot of discussion of pottery shards and glazes and scraps of papyrus. However, that made for a good solid archaeological ... Read full review

Contents

Myth and Ritual East and West
3
The Serphents Bride
9
II The Gorgons Blood
17
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Joseph Campbell was interested in mythology since his childhood in New York, when he read books about American Indians, frequently visited the American Museum of Natural History, and was fascinated by the museum's collection of totem poles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Columbia in 1925 and 1927 and went on to study medieval French and Sanskrit at the universities of Paris and Munich. After a period in California, where he encountered John Steinbeck and the biologist Ed Ricketts, he taught at the Canterbury School, then, in 1934, joined the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he retained for many years. During the 1940s and '50s, he helped Swami Nikhilananda to translate the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. The many books by Professor Campbell include The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Myths to Live By, The Flight of the Wild Gander, and The Mythic Image. He edited The Portable Arabian Nights, The Portable Jung, and other works. He died in 1987.

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