The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen)

By: Campbell, Josephl

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Lightly thumbed, vertical creases near spine, front and back covers. Still close to new, no markings. With 24 b&w plates. Glossy stiff wraps. A classic overview and analysis of common themes found in many accounts of heroic exploits found in epics, folkltales and religions scriptures, including Apollo, Wotan, and Buddha. Part of Princeton's Bollingen Series. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall


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Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of the hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, the book hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of The Power of Myth, a PBS television special.


The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.


Myth, according to Campbell, is the projection of a culture's dreams onto a large screen; Campbell's book, like Star Wars, the film it helped inspire, is an exploration of the big-picture moments from the stage that is our world. It is a must-have resource for both experienced students of mythology and the explorer just beginning to approach myth as a source of knowledge.

Title: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Bollingen)

Author Name: Campbell, Josephl

Categories: General,

Edition: 3rd Edition.

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton Bollingen: 1973

ISBN Number: 0691017840

ISBN Number 13: 9780691017846

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 503003997

Keywords: SPIRITUALITY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION. JUNG. ARCHETYPE. MYTHOLOGY.