Goddesses by Joseph Campbell audiobook

Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

By Joseph Campbell
Edited by  Safron Elsabeth Rossi
Read by Braden Wright

Brilliance Audio 9781608681822

The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781543662276

  • ISBN: 9781543662276

Runtime: 9.08 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.

While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.

In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

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“Campbell has become the rarest of intellectuals in American life: a serious thinker who has been embraced by the popular culture.” Newsweek, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Joseph Campbell

Author Bio: Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, gifted storyteller, avid scholar, and a foremost interpreter of myth. Among the many books he wrote and edited, he is best known for The Hero with a Thousand Faces, his four-volume The Masks of God, and his magnum opus, Historical Atlas of World Mythology. In 1988, a series of television interviews with Bill Moyers, The Power of Myth, introduced his views to millions of people.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 9.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English