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The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

Discover the universal motif of adventure and transformation present in virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions in this groundbreaking book. Joseph Campbell combines modern psychology with comparative mythology to outline the Hero’s Journey and Cosmogonic Cycle, exploring the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction. This third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and accessible sidebars. Relevant today as it was in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to inspire artists and all those interested in the human need to tell stories.
Publish Date
first published in 1949
Goodreads Rating
A little bit dense, but it’s so rich, it’s a good one.      source
Joseph Campbell was the first person to really open my eyes to the compassionate side of life, or of thought.      source
I'm totally part of his cult. Because I believe in that hero’s journey.      source
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
Top 5 Must Read #Business Books of All Time #startup #mindset      source
The book I’ve given most as a gift.      source