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Occidental Mythology: The Masks of God, Volume III

The Masks of God, Volume III

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A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship, and literature of the Western world.
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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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  • Occidental Mythology Part One: The Age of the GoddessIntroduction: Myth and Ritual: East and West
    Chapter 1. The Serpent's Bride
    I. The Mother Goddess Eve
    II. The Gorgon's Blood
    III. Ultima Thule
    IV. Mother Right
    Chapter 2. The Consort of the Bull
    I. The Mother of God
    II. The Two Queens
    III. The Mother of the Minotaur
    IV. The Victory of the Sons of Light
    Part Two: The Age of Heroes Chapter 3. Gods and Heroes of the Levant: 1500-500 B. C.
    I. The Book of the Lord
    II. The Mythological Age
    III. The Age of Abraham
    IV. The Age of Moses
    Chapter 4. Gods and Heroes of the European West: 1500-500 B. C.
    I. The Dialogue of North and South
    II. The Marriages of Zeus
    III. The Night Sea Journey
    IV. The Polis
    Part Three: The Age of the Great Classics Chapter 5. The Persian Period: 539-331 B. C.
    I. Ethical Dualism
    II. The Cosmic Fall and Renovation
    III. The King of Kings
    IV. The Remnant
    V. The God of Love
    Chapter 6. Hellenism: 331 B. C.- 324 A. D.
    I. The Marriage of East and West
    II. Syncretistic and Ethnic Monotheism
    III. Mystery Cult and Apocalypse
    IV. The Watchers of the Dead Sea
    Chapter 7. Great Rome: c. 500 B. C. - c. 500 A. D.
    I. The Celtic Province
    II. Etruria
    III. The Augustan Age
    IV. The Risen Christ
    V. The Illusory Christ
    VI. The Mission of Paul
    VII. The Fall of Rome
    Part Four: The Age of the Great BeliefsIntroduction: The Dialogue of Europe and the Levant

    Chapter 8. The Cross and the Crescent
    I. The Magi
    II. Byzantium
    III. The Prophet of Islam
    IV. The Garment of the Law
    V. The Garment of the Mystic Way
    VI. The Broken Spell
    Chapter 9. Europe Resurgent
    I. The Isle of Saints
    II. The Weird of the Gods
    III. ROMA
    IV. AMOR
    Conclusion: At the Close of an Age
    Reference Notes
    Index

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 576
Altersempfehlung ab 18
Erscheinungsdatum 01.11.1991
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-019441-8
Verlag Penguin Books USA
Maße (L/B/H) 21.5/13.8/2.8 cm
Gewicht 464 g
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