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Myths of Light

Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal

The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

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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.

Joseph Campbell began his comparative study of the world’s religions with a chance meeting with the renowned Indian theosophist Jeddu Krishnamurti on a trans-Atlantic steamer. Though Campbell was deeply fascinated by mythologies and religions from every continent, Asia’s potent mix of theologies captured his imagination more than any other, and offered him paths to understanding the essence of myth.

In Myths of Light, Campbell explores the core philosophies and mythologies of the East, comparing them through vivid examples and stories to each other and to those of the West. A worthy companion to Thou Art That and to Campbell’s Asian Journals, this volume conveys complex insights through warm, accessible storytelling, revealing the intricacies and secrets of his subject with his typical enthusiasm.


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The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell Series


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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
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Romance of the Grail
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Myths of Light
Myths of Light
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Asian Journals
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The Flight of the Wild Gander
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The Hero's Journey
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Pathways to Bliss
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The Inner Reaches of Outer Space
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A Joseph Campbell Companion
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The Mythic Dimension
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Myths to Live By
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Thou Art That
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Mythic Worlds, Modern Words
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Mythic Imagination
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Correspondence: 1927-1987
Correspondence: 1927-1987
Joseph Campbell

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