Myths To Live By Author:Joseph Campbell Man the myth-maker. What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we live by myths today? Can they help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help to foster it? In Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell explores the vital link of man to his myths and the way in which they can extend our human potential.
Joseph Campbell is one of the most influential thinkers of our century. This paperback contains 12 lectures from a series of 25 talks on mythology that Campbell delivered between 1958 and 1971. Chapters include: the Impact of Science on Myth, The Separation of East and West, Zen, The Mythology of Love and Mythologies of War and Peace.