The author of Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God series, and The Power of Myth here turns his powers of observation and analysis on his own life's journey and conveys the excitement of his life-long exploration of mythic traditions, which he called "the one great story of mankind." In conversations with poets, anthropologists, and philosophers such as Robert Bly, Angeles Arrien, David Kennard, John Densmore, Stanislov Grof, and Roger Guillemen, Campbell reflects on subjects ranging from the origins and functions of myth, the role of the artist and the need for ritual, to the ordeals of love and romance. Illustrated throughout with photographs from Joseph Campbell's family archive and with a new, revised introduction, The Hero's Journey introduces the reader first-hand to Joseph Campbell the man, his discoveries, his terminology, and his thinking.
About the Author
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) is famous for bringing mythology to a mass audience. His best-known works are Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. Phil Cousineau's books include Once and Future Myths, The Art of Pilgrimage, and Soul Moments. He lives in San Francisco.