The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

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Asian Journals: India and Japan Publisher's Summary

At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until middle age to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a year-long voyage through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally Japan. Asian Journals combines the two hardcover editions of Campbell’s journals, Baksheesh & Brahman and Sake & Satori, into one volume, an edited day-to-day travel diary of the people he met and the historical places he visited on his trek through Asia. Along the way, he enlivens the narrative with his musings on culture, religion, myth, and politics, describing both the trivial and the sublime. As always, Campbell’s keen intellect and boundless curiosity shine through in his lucid prose. Campbell enthusiasts will come away with a deeper understanding of the man, his work, and his enduring legacy.

©2002 Joseph Campbell Foundation (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made for the permission to reprint from The Art of Indian Asia: Its Mythology and Transformations and Philosophies of India by Heinrich Zimmer, edited and completed by Joseph Campbell. © 1955, 1960 by Princeton University Press. Used by permission of Princeton University Press.
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    • Asian Journals: India and Japan

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: Fred Stella
    • Length: 26 hrs and 56 mins
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    At the beginning of his career, Joseph Campbell developed a lasting fascination with the cultures of the Far East, and explorations of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy later became recurring motifs in his vast body of work. However, Campbell had to wait until middle age to visit the lands that inspired him so deeply. In 1954, he took a sabbatical from his teaching position and embarked on a year-long voyage through India, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and finally Japan. 

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    • What a journey!

    • By Anonymous User on 08-11-18

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    • Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
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    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.

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    • This book is so profound

    • By W Hill on 05-27-18

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    • Mythic Worlds, Modern Words

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Edmund L. Epstein - editor and foreword
    • Narrated by: Braden Wright
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
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    In 1927, as a twenty-three-year-old postgraduate scholar in Paris, Joseph Campbell first encountered James Joyce’s Ulysses. Known for being praised and for kicking up controversy (including an obscenity trial in the United States in 1920), the novel left Campbell both intrigued and confused, as it had many others. Because he was in Paris, he was able to visit the Shakespeare & Company bookstore - the outpost of the original publisher of Ulysses, Sylvia Beach. She gave him “clues” for reading Ulysses, and that, Campbell attested, changed his career.

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    • The brilliance of Joyce and Campbell combined

    • By Diana_loves_audiobooks on 06-22-18

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    • Myths to Live By

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Johnson E. Fairchild - foreword, David Kudler - editor
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
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    Joseph Campbell famously compared mythology to a kangaroo pouch for the human mind and spirit: “a womb with a view.” In Myths to Live By, he examines all of the ways in which myth supports and guides us, giving our lives meaning. Love and war, science and religion, East and West, inner space and outer space - Campbell shows how the myths we live by can reconcile all of these pairs of opposites and bring a sense of the whole.

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    • The Hero's Journey

    • The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
    • By: Joseph Campbell, Stuart L. Brown - foreword, Phil Cousineau - editor
    • Narrated by: David deVries, Patrick Lawlor, Emily Sutton-Smith
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    Joseph Campbell, arguably the greatest mythologist of the twentieth century, was certainly one of our greatest storytellers. This masterfully crafted book interweaves conversations between Campbell and some of the people he inspired, including poet Robert Bly, anthropologist Angeles Arrien, filmmaker David Kennard, Doors drummer John Densmore, psychiatric pioneer Stanislov Grof, Nobel laureate Roger Guillemen, and others. Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist, and the need for ritual to the ordeals of love and romance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely amazing.

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-18-18

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