Myths to Live By Author:Joseph Campbell Book Condition - Please note this book is only in acceptable condition, and does not follow PB Swap guidelines. The book is extensively worn on the outside, has a small water stain on entire bottom edge (no odor), no creased/torn inside pages. Cover has light creases, few tiny tears @ spine. I'm only posting it because it appears alot of individ... more »uals want the book.
Back Cover Description -
What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, retuning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination.
Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the Earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere.« less