Publisher :Collected Works of Joseph Camp Release Date :2012 ISBN :9781608681099 Pages :166 pages Rating :4.6/5 (81 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Myths of Light by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book Myths of Light written by Joseph Campbell and published by Collected Works of Joseph Camp. This book was released on 2012 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This previously unpublished title shows Campbell's remarkable mind engaged with a favorite topic, the myths and metaphors of Asian religions. The book collects seven lectures and articles ranging from the ancient Hindu Vedas to Zen koans, Tantric yoga, and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Campbell conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subjects with his typical enthusiasm.--From publisher description.
Publisher :Joseph Campbell Foundation Release Date :2020-12-24 ISBN :1611780330 Pages :192 pages Rating :4.6/5 (117 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Myths of Light by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book Myths of Light written by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-12-24 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Master mythologist Joseph Campbell had a genius for finding the unifying symbols and metaphors in apparently distinct cultures and traditions. In Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal,Campbell explores, with his characteristic clarity and humor, the principle that underlies all the great religions of India and East Asia, from Jainism and Hinduism to Buddhism and Taoism: the transcendent World Soul. Joseph Campbell began his comparative study of the world’s religions with a chance meeting with the renowned Indian theosophist Jeddu Krishnamurti on a trans-Atlantic steamer. Though Campbell was deeply fascinated by mythologies and religions from every continent, Asia’s potent mix of theologies captured his imagination more than any other, and offered him paths to understanding the essence of myth. In Myths of Light, Campbell explores the core philosophies and mythologies of the East, comparing them through vivid examples and stories to each other and to those of the West. A worthy companion to Thou Art That and to Campbell’s Asian Journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subject with his typical enthusiasm.
Publisher :Simon and Schuster Release Date :2009-05-21 ISBN :1594779929 Pages :384 pages Rating :4.5/5 (947 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Tryptamine Palace by James Oroc:
Download or read book Tryptamine Palace written by James Oroc and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-05-21 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A journey from Burning Man to the Akashic Field that suggest how 5-MeO-DMT triggers the human capacity for higher knowledge through direct contact with the zero-point field • Examines Bufo alvarius toad venom, which contains the potent natural psychedelic 5-MeO-DMT, and explores its entheogenic use • Proposes a new connection between the findings of modern physics and the knowledge held by shamans and religious sages for millennia The venom from Bufo alvarius, an unusual toad found in the Sonoran desert, contains 5-MeO-DMT, a potent natural chemical similar in effect to the more common entheogen DMT. The venom can be dried into a powder, which some researchers speculate was used ceremonially by Amerindian shamans. When smoked it prompts an instantaneous break with the physical world that causes out-of-body experiences completely removed from the conventional dimensions of reality. In Tryptamine Palace, James Oroc shares his personal experiences with 5-MeODMT, which led to a complete transformation of his understanding of himself and of the very fabric of reality. Driven to comprehend the transformational properties of this substance, Oroc combined extensive studies of physics and philosophy with the epiphanies he gained from his time at Burning Man. He discovered that ingesting tryptamines unlocked a fundamental human capacity for higher knowledge through direct contact with the zero-point field of modern physics, known to the ancients as the Akashic Field. In the quantum world of nonlocal interactions, the line between the physical and the mental dissolves. 5-MeO-DMT, Oroc argues, can act as a means to awaken the remarkable capacities of the human soul as well as restore experiential mystical spirituality to Western civilization.
Publisher :BalboaPress Release Date :2013-02-22 ISBN :1452567956 Pages :230 pages Rating :4.4/5 (525 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Staying in the Light: How to Integrate the 9 Wisdoms from Your Soul by Morrin Bass, PhD:
Download or read book Staying in the Light: How to Integrate the 9 Wisdoms from Your Soul written by Morrin Bass, PhD and published by BalboaPress. This book was released on 2013-02-22 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Staying in the Light is a process by Dr. Morrin Bass for defining your life direction. We all are spiritual beings, and we all have a natural way to access our own internal wisdom. It is the way of being ourselves, accompanied by the sense of balance, knowing what to do next and the discovery of the meaning of our life. Dr. Bass is a premier expert in individual symbolism, uncovering mythology of an individual’s internal organization connecting physiology and neuroscience of awareness of the highest purpose, direction, legacy, and a sense of satisfaction, leading to creating a future that works. Dr. Bass skillfully leads to individuals’ wisdom in connection with each situation, uncovering active wisdom intention-based decisions for everyday living. Staying in the Light is a handbook, describing client experiences, with theoretical premise, which simultaneously challenges beliefs, perceptions, and awareness and suggests support in choosing a fulfilled, purposeful life.
Publisher :Cambridge Scholars Publishing Release Date :2018-12-14 ISBN :1527523438 Pages :231 pages Rating :4.5/5 (275 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Myth, Music and Ritual by Gabriela Chiciudean:
Download or read book Myth, Music and Ritual written by Gabriela Chiciudean and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-12-14 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Divided into two parts, this volume includes contributions focused on both myth and some of its contemporary reflections (Part I) and the connection between myth, music and ritual (Part II). The fifteen contributions gathered here are authored by academics and researchers from Brazil, France, Poland, Mexico, South Africa and Romania. They focus on a variety of subjects, including folklore, literature, classical and traditional music, science-fiction, philosophy, and religion, among others. The volume operates with an awareness of the capital role the study of the imaginary, with all its implications, is playing in the contemporary world.
Publisher :Columbia University Press Release Date :2016-11-08 ISBN :0231542607 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.2/5 (315 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Reading the Mahāvamsa by Kristin Scheible:
Download or read book Reading the Mahāvamsa written by Kristin Scheible and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-08 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Vamsa is a dynamic genre of Buddhist history filled with otherworldly characters and the exploits of real-life heroes. These narratives collapse the temporal distance between Buddha and the reader, building an emotionally resonant connection with an outsized religious figure and a longed-for past. The fifth-century Pali text Mahavamsa is a particularly effective example, using metaphor and other rhetorical devices to ethically transform readers, to stimulate and then to calm them. Reading the Mahavamsa advocates a new, literary approach to this text by revealing its embedded reading advice (to experience samvega and pasada) and affective work of metaphors (the Buddha's dharma as light) and salient characters (nagas). Kristin Scheible argues that the Mahavamsa requires a particular kind of reading. In the text's proem, special instructions draw readers to the metaphor of light and the nagas, or salient snake-beings, of the first chapter. Nagas are both model worshippers and unworthy hoarders of Buddha's relics. As nonhuman agents, they challenge political and historicist readings of the text. Scheible sees these slippery characters and the narrative's potent and playful metaphors as techniques for refocusing the reader's attention on the text's emotional aims. Her work explains the Mahavamsa's central motivational role in contemporary Sri Lankan Buddhist and nationalist circles. It also speaks broadly to strategies of reading religious texts and to the internal and external cues that give such works lives beyond the page.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2015-10-29 ISBN :1476622159 Pages :224 pages Rating :4.4/5 (766 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Lessons of Nature in Mythology by Rachel S. McCoppin:
Download or read book The Lessons of Nature in Mythology written by Rachel S. McCoppin and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-10-29 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing solace and wisdom. Mythology relates the human life cycle to the seasons, with spring, summer, fall and winter as metaphors for birth, adulthood, old age and death. The author identifies divinities who were direct representations of natural phenomena. The transition of mythic representations from the Paleolithic to Neolithic period is discussed.
Publisher :Joseph Campbell Foundation Release Date :2020-02-01 ISBN :1611780292 Pages :194 pages Rating :4.6/5 (117 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book Pathways to Bliss written by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-02-01 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Explore myth as a tool for personal growth and 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. In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling books Myths to Live By and The 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.
Publisher :Joseph Campbell Foundation Release Date :2020-03-27 ISBN :1611780209 Pages :360 pages Rating :4.6/5 (117 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Mythic Dimension by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book The Mythic Dimension written by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-03-27 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Explore the mysteries of myth with a master In these pages, the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell presents twelve eclectic, far-ranging, and brilliant essays gathered together for the first time. The essays explore myth in all its dimensions: its history; its influence on art, literature, and culture; and its role in everyday life. This second volume of Campbell’s essays (following The Flight of the Wild Gander) brings together his uncollected writings from 1959 to 1987. Written at the height of Campbell’s career―and showcasing the lively intelligence that made him the twentieth century’s premier writer on mythology―these essays investigate the profound links between myth, the individual, and societies ancient and contemporary. Covering diverse terrain ranging from psychology to the occult, from Thomas Mann to the Grateful Dead, from Goddess spirituality to Freud and Jung, these playful and erudite writings reveal the threads of myth woven deeply into the fabric of our culture and our lives.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2010-04-16 ISBN :1450215335 Pages :208 pages Rating :4.4/5 (52 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Reaching Beyond the Religious by Elan Divon:
Download or read book Reaching Beyond the Religious written by Elan Divon and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2010-04-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In a groundbreaking comparison between the Biblical and Hindu traditions, Reaching Beyond the Religious reveals a wisdom that transcends time, culture and creed, and which has the power to transform the way we think about religion in the 21st century. Dispelling the idea that we can create our destinies by tapping into the power of our intentions, the book flips the paradigm on its head and challenges our basic assumptions about the world, God, and the human enterprise. Weaving between mythology and reality, East and West, the book unearths seven universal wisdom themes from across the religious spectrum and maps these onto the complexities of modern day life. From Genesis, Job and the Hindu god, Shiva, to the dramatic Presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama; from the life stories of Biblical Patriarchs and Hindu icons to those of contemporary greats such as J.K. Rowling, Michael Jordan, and Warren Buffett, this is a book that charts the teachings of the past onto the present while exploring humankinds most pressing and difficult questions. Supported by compelling examples taken from nature, pop culture, and religious text; prepare to be enlightened, entertained, and inspired by Reaching Beyond the Religious.
Publisher :McFarland Release Date :2016-10-24 ISBN :1476625751 Pages :232 pages Rating :4.4/5 (766 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Heroäó»s Quest and the Cycles of Nature by Rachel S. McCoppin:
Download or read book The Heroäó»s Quest and the Cycles of Nature written by Rachel S. McCoppin and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature—a “botanical hero” one might say—who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength. But the hero must face a mythic underworld where he or she contends with mortality and sacrifice—embracing death as a part of life. For centuries, humans have sought superiority over nature, yet the botanical hero finds nothing is lost by recognizing that one is merely a part of nature. Instead, a cyclical promise of continuous life is realized, in which no element fully disappears, and the hero’s message is not to dwell on death.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2018-04-03 ISBN :3319745670 Pages :290 pages Rating :4.3/5 (197 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Irishness on the Margins by Pilar Villar-Argáiz:
Download or read book Irishness on the Margins written by Pilar Villar-Argáiz and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-04-03 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This collection examines the presence of minority communities and dissident voices in Ireland both historically and in a contemporary framework. Accordingly, the contributions explore different facets of what we term “Irish minority and dissident identities,” ranging from political agitators drowned out by mainstream narratives of nationhood, to identities differentiated from the majority in terms of ethnicity, religion, class and health; and sexual minorities that challenge heteronormative perspectives on marriage, contraception, abortion, and divorce. At a moment when transnational democracy and the rights of minorities seem to be at risk, a book of this nature seems more pressing than ever. In different ways, the essays gathered here remind us of the importance of ‘rethinking’ nationhood, by a process of denaturalisation of the supremacy of white heterosexual structures.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2014-12-20 ISBN :1304760650 Pages :426 pages Rating :4.3/5 (47 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Musings of a Modern Man: Essays and Research Papers by Robert Milton Underwood, Jr.:
Download or read book Musings of a Modern Man: Essays and Research Papers written by Robert Milton Underwood, Jr. and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-12-20 with total page 426 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book is a collection of essays and research papers on a wide variety of subjects, including philosophy, computers, drama, poetry, literature, history, art, music, theology, networking, mathematics, business economics, transmission media and databases.
Publisher :New World Library Release Date :2003 ISBN :9781577314066 Pages :384 pages Rating :4.3/5 (14 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Mythic Worlds, Modern Words by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book Mythic Worlds, Modern Words written by Joseph Campbell and published by New World Library. This book was released on 2003 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Joseph Campbell's groundbreaking 1927 meditations on James Joyce's Ulysses are published for the first time, revealing fascinating secrets that will delight both Campbell and Joyce fans, including writings, lectures, and other commentaries on Joyce.
Publisher :Joseph Campbell Foundation Release Date :2020-11-06 ISBN :1611780322 Pages :430 pages Rating :4.6/5 (117 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book The Hero with a Thousand Faces written by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-11-06 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Explore the Hero's Journey in stories as old as humanity and as new as last night's dream The latest incarnation of Oedipus, the continued romance of Beauty and the Beast, stand this afternoon on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, waiting for the traffic light to change. — Joseph Campbell Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faceshas influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell’s revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction. As part of the Joseph Campbell Foundation’s Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, this third edition features expanded illustrations, a comprehensive bibliography, and more accessible sidebars. As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artists—including authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakers—and continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories. Reviews: “I have returned to no other book more often since leaving college than this one, and every time I discover new insight into the human journey. Every generation will find in Hero wisdom for the ages.” — Bill Moyers “In the three decades since I discovered The Hero with a Thousand Faces, it has continued to fascinate and inspire me. Joseph Campbell peers through centuries and shows us that we are all connected by a basic need to hear stories and understand ourselves. As a book, it is wonderful to read; as illumination into the human condition, it is a revelation.” — George Lucas “Campbell’s words carry extraordinary weight, not only among scholars but among a wide range of other people who find his search down mythological pathways relevant to their lives today....The book for which he is most famous, The Hero with a Thousand Faces [is] a brilliant examination, through ancient hero myths, of man’s eternal struggle for identity.” — Time
Publisher :Joseph Campbell Foundation Release Date :2020-12-29 ISBN :1543662366 Pages :176 pages Rating :4.5/5 (436 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Inner Reaches of Outer Space by Joseph Campbell:
Download or read book The Inner Reaches of Outer Space written by Joseph Campbell and published by Joseph Campbell Foundation. This book was released on 2020-12-29 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Joseph Campbell's Final Completed Book Developed from a memorable series of lectures delivered in San Francisco, which included a legendary symposium at the Palace of Fine Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Joseph Campbell’s last book explores the space age. Campbell posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually at work within human beings as well and that a new mythology is implicit in this realization. He examines the new mythology and other questions in these essays which he described as "a broadly shared spiritual adventure." In this work, beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, "The Way of Art," in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today's artists are the seeds of tomorrow's mythologies. Campbell writes in his introduction: "My desire and great pleasure in the preparation of this little volume has been as rendering a return gift to the Graces for the transforming insights of these recent years, which...we have been testing out in a broadly shared spiritual
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2011-01-31 ISBN :9781450283649 Pages :404 pages Rating :4.2/5 (836 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Day-To-Day Dante by Dennis Patrick Slattery:
Download or read book Day-To-Day Dante written by Dennis Patrick Slattery and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2011-01-31 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Dante has it right: we are on more than a journey; we are on a pilgrimage. Author Dennis Patrick Slattery, who has been teaching Dantes works for more than twenty years, believes that our life stories are embedded in the journey of this pilgrim. In Day-to-Day Dante, Slattery presents passages from Dante Alighieris fourteenth-century poem The Divine Comedy to assist you in searching for the core elements of your personal myth. Day-to-Day Dante is divided into 365 entries and reflections so you may explore and meditate on one page per day for a year. Each entry and reflection is followed by a writing meditation to help you arrive at your own insights about your personal travels and travails. This examination of Dantes pilgrimage will help you deepen the understanding of yourself and the larger political, social, and religious worlds. Through Day-to-Day Dante you can connect more deeply with your own narrative, following Dantes journey from out of a dark wood to a vision of the transcendent.