The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell presents the comosite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story.

The relationship of their timeless symbols to those discovered in dream by contemporary depth psychology is taken as a starting point for interpretation. The pyschological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus , Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the 'Old Man' of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero looks out, archetype of all human myth.

Genre
Non-Fiction
Topics
psychology
Author
Joseph Campbell
Author
Fontana Press
Format
Paperback
ISBN
978-0-586-08571-4 (find on Amazon)

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