Creative Mythology

Creative Mythology

The Masks of God, Volume IV

Format
Paperback
Price
$22.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140194401
  • 752 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

This volume explores the whole inner story of modern culture since the Dark Ages, treating modern man’s unique position as the creator of his own mythology.
Creative Mythology

Creative Mythology

Joseph Campbell

Table of Contents

Part One: The Ancient Vine

Chapter 1. Experience and Authority
I. Creative Symbolization
II. Where Words Turn Back
III. The Trackless Way
IV. Mountain Immortals

Chapter 2. The World Transformed
I. The Way of Noble Love
II. The Devil’s Door
III. Heloise
IV. The Crystalline Bed
V. Aesthetic Arrest
VI. The Potion

Chapter 3. The Word Behind Words
I. Symbolic Speech
II. The Classical Heritage
III. The Celto-Germanic Heritage
IV. The Legacy of Islam
V. The Gnostics

Part Two: The Waste Land

Chapter 4. The Love-Death
I. Eros, Agape, and Amor
II. The Noble Heart
III. Anamorphosis
IV. The Music of the Land below Waves
V. Moon Bull and Sun Steed
VI. The Legend of the Fair Isolt

Chapter 5. Phoenix Fire
I. O Truly Blessed Night!
II. The Left-Hand Way
III. Puer Aeternus
IV. Chaos

Chapter 6. The Balance
I. Honor against Love
II. The Individual and the State
III. Erotic Irony
IV. Identity and Relationship
V. Beauty Way
VI. The Altar and the Pulpit
VII. Democracy and the Terror
VIII. The Amfortas Wound

Part Three: The Way and the Life

Chapter 7. The Crucified
I. The Turning Wheel of Terror-Joy
II. The Maimed Fisher King
III. The Quest Beyond Meaning

Chapter 8. The Paraclete
I. The Son of the Widow
II. First Intermezzo: The Restitution of Symbols
III. The Ladies’ Knight
IV. Illuminations
V. Second Intermezzo: The Secularization of Myth
VI. The Castle of Marvels
VII. Third Intermezzo: Mythogenesis
VIII. The Crowning of the King
IX. Envoy: To Each His Own

Part Four: New Wine

Chapter 9. The Death of “God”
I. The Crime of Galileo
II. The New Reality
III. Names and Forms
IV. The New Universe
V. The Knight of the Rueful Countenance
VI. Toward New Mythologies

Chapter 10. The Earthly Paradise
I. All the Gods within You
II. Symbolization

Reference Notes
Index

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