Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation
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.
InPathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling booksMyths to Live By andThe 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 and shows how myth can help each of us truly identify and follow our bliss.
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Pathways To BlissUser Review - theorywiz1 - Overstock.com
Most people that I meet live their life to die. Mr Campbell has outlined a path to live our life to live. Sometimes very simple and sometimes very complex he has woven an entertaining and interesting ... Read full review
Review: Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)User Review - Brian - Goodreads
A reiteration of some of the points he makes in earlier works, and considering this was published posthumously from some of his notes that's not too terribly surprising. That being said the points ... Read full review
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