Henry A. Murray, Harvard University
A must read for anyone who is interested in comparative religion.
The entire, "Masks of God" series is well worth reading, but unlike, "Hero...," they are all big, dense books that take quite sometime to get through.
Ultimately Campbell closed out the book talking about the functioning of myth and such.
(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 4 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 12 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 12 months ago by JD
I love anything written By Campbell. A must read for anyone who is interested in comparative religion. Start with Primitive Mythology and read the whole series.Published on February 10, 2013 by Mythman