Joseph Campbei – Mythology and the Individual
JOSEPH CAMPBELL (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology.
These five lectures on mythology and contemporary society, first presented between 1962 and 1967, have never before been published. Background hiss and microphone pops create a “live” atmosphere, in which Joseph Campbell, best known for THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES, comes to life, joking, telling stories and recounting myths. As always, the presentation is wrapped up in his special perspective on how the intangible world works. Campbell’s gravelly voice and well-crafted words reach out to enthrall the listener, stimulate the imagination and provoke questions about our religious and cultural beliefs. M.B.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine