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Myths of Light: Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) Paperback – April 17, 2012
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The only downside from my point of view was an emphasis in the sections on Buddhism on Mahayana as opposed to Theravada Buddhism. Though he does discuss the older branch of the Buddhist tradition, it is somewhat in passing. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this book enormously.
This book really gave me an insight into the mindset that lies behind Buddhism and Hinduism. I'd always thought the emphasis on reincarnation was a little creepy, but now I have an idea of what its about. Campbell tells some wonderful stories and connects the dots between what seem like really random ideas. And the short section on the Bhagavad Gita was really eye-opening. I went back and reread the book and feel like I finally understand it.
This is a perfect book to start your exploration of Eastern Religion.
If you've been waiting a long time to read more Campbell, you'll have bought these books already. And if you haven't, you'll be very surpised.
This book gives a good introduction for far eastern mythology, how they see the concept of God and how it compares to western thought. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a beginner level introduction to their religion and myths.
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This is a very enjoyable read about the deep origins of human religions and culture. Don't pass it by.Published 2 months ago by Ronnie Gonzalez
While much of this material is available in other works by Professor Campbell, this easily readable (and everything by Campbell is) book is a clear, concise presentation. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Greenfield
One thing is for sure, you can never go wrong in choosing a book written by Joseph Campbell. Myths of Light is no exception to this rule. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jason Gregory (Author, Filmmaker & Public Speaker)
EXCELLENT EASY TO READ! This is a great book from a fantastic writer who guides you through various belief systems in a light almost conversation format. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lady Ashford