I have hear his lectures but this is the first book I read, super recommendable.
The next section of the book "The Archaeology of Myth" was also particularly interesting, showing various stages of both Paleolithic and Neolithic mythology.
It is remarkable how much privitive mythology remains with us today in our culture.
This is the capstone of a monumental work of scholarship spanning some 2,000 pages and one which I have read through several times. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Chris
(Note: I read the 1959 first edition of this book.)
Joseph Campbell's "Primitive Mythology: The Masks of God" surveys the myths of early human societies. Read more
I re-read this last night, my highlighted passages, the first volume in Campbell's 4 vol magnum opus, THE MASKS OF GOD, and it curled my toes and made my hair stand on end again! Read morePublished 5 months ago by MJ Langstaff
THE MASKS OF GOD, Volume I.
Campbell is famous as The Myth Guy, a public intellectual, the height of whose fame was a televised series of conversations on the subject... Read more
if you ever wanted a book that would define the earliest myths of man and their connections, down through the ages,, to all the worlds great religions. This is it.Published 13 months ago by marsha copenhaver
This is the first of the Masks of God volumes and like all the others it is truly fascinating to read. Joseph Campbell was an elegant writer with a completer grasp of his topic. Read morePublished 13 months ago by JD