The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577315936

Category: Psychology

Page: 418

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Discusses the universal legend of the hero in world mythology, focusing on the motif of the hero's journey through adventure and transformation.

The Luminaries

The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope

Author: Liz Greene,Howard Sasportas

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9780877287506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 243

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"The lectures in this volume form the first part of a week-long seminar called The Inner Planets, which was given in Zeurich in June, 1990"--Introd.

Sacred Narrative

Readings in the Theory of Myth

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520051928

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Alan Dundes defines myth as a sacred narrative that explains how the world and humanity came to be in their present form. This new volume brings together classic statements on the theory of myth by the authors. The twenty-two essays by leading experts on myth represent comparative, functionalist, myth-ritual, Jungian, Freudian, and structuralist approaches to studying the genre.

Der Heros in tausend Gestalten

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458752609

Category: History

Page: 494

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Apollo, der Froschkönig aus dem Märchen, Wotan, Buddha und zahlreiche andere »Helden« aus Volkssagen und Religionen – sie alle lassen sich auf den einen Heros zurückführen, den Ursprung aller Mythen. Und gleichzeitig stellen sie verschiedene Versionen und Ausformungen des Heldentypus dar. Durch umfassende Vergleiche und Deutungen bringt Campbell die Eigenheiten, die Gemeinsamkeiten und die Unterschiede dieser zeitlosen Symbole ans Licht. »Der Heros in tausend Gestalten« ist ein unumgängliches Standardwerk der Mythenforschung – ein Handbuch über die Helden der Menschheitsgeschichte und deren Bedeutung, das auch dem interessierten Laien die Geschichte des Heros verständlich nahebringt.

Art of Darkness

A Poetics of Gothic

Author: Anne Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226899060

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 311

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Art of Darkness is an ambitious attempt to describe the principles governing Gothic literature. Ranging across five centuries of fiction, drama, and verse—including tales as diverse as Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, Shelley's Frankenstein, Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and Freud's The Mysteries of Enlightenment—Anne Williams proposes three new premises: that Gothic is "poetic," not novelistic, in nature; that there are two parallel Gothic traditions, Male and Female; and that the Gothic and the Romantic represent a single literary tradition. Building on the psychoanalytic and feminist theory of Julia Kristeva, Williams argues that Gothic conventions such as the haunted castle and the family curse signify the fall of the patriarchal family; Gothic is therefore "poetic" in Kristeva's sense because it reveals those "others" most often identified with the female. Williams identifies distinct Male and Female Gothic traditions: In the Male plot, the protagonist faces a cruel, violent, and supernatural world, without hope of salvation. The Female plot, by contrast, asserts the power of the mind to comprehend a world which, though mysterious, is ultimately sensible. By showing how Coleridge and Keats used both Male and Female Gothic, Williams challenges accepted notions about gender and authorship among the Romantics. Lucidly and gracefully written, Art of Darkness alters our understanding of the Gothic tradition, of Romanticism, and of the relations between gender and genre in literary history.

The Tao and Mother Goose

A Quest Book

Author: Robert Carter

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835631931

Category: Philosophy

Page: 186

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Art instrutor Rober Carter's illustrated book is both enjoyable and informative, written in an engaging style. Rhymes of Mother Goose he suggests, frequently are spiritual parables. He compares many of the famous aphorisms from Lao Tsu's Tao The Ching, noting simitarities of viewpoints. Carter feels that teaching of the Chinese philosopher and even Mother Goose nursery rhymes are addresses to some deeper level within each one of us. Consequently, a simple word, phrase, or idea in this meditative picture book might spark something deep within the reader.

The Moses Tradition

Author: George W. Coats

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567067084

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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These essays from the doyen of Moses studies focus on issues primarily in Pentatuchal/Hexateuchal research. The volume, containing several papers previously unpublished, forms a companion volume to Coats's 'Moses: Heroic Man, Man of God'. Together the two volumes comprise the whole of Coats's unique and wide-ranging investigations of the figure of Moses.

Film and Stereotype

A Challenge for Cinema and Theory

Author: Jörg Schweinitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525214

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 396

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Since the early days of film, critics and theorists have contested the value of formula, cliché, conventional imagery, and recurring narrative patterns of reduced complexity in cinema. Whether it's the high-noon showdown or the last-minute rescue, a lonely woman standing in the window or two lovers saying goodbye in the rain, many films rely on scenes of stereotype, and audiences have come to expect them. Outlining a comprehensive theory of film stereotype, a device as functionally important as it is problematic to a film's narrative, Jörg Schweinitz constructs a fascinating though overlooked critical history from the 1920s to today. Drawing on theories of stereotype in linguistics, literary analysis, art history, and psychology, Schweinitz identifies the major facets of film stereotype and articulates the positions of theorists in response to the challenges posed by stereotype. He reviews the writing of Susan Sontag, Roland Barthes, Theodor W. Adorno, Rudolf Arnheim, Robert Musil, Béla Balázs, Hugo Münsterberg, and Edgar Morin, and he revives the work of less-prominent writers, such as René Fülöp-Miller and Gilbert Cohen-Séat, tracing the evolution of the discourse into a postmodern celebration of the device. Through detailed readings of specific films, Schweinitz also maps the development of models for adapting and reflecting stereotype, from early irony (Alexander Granowski) and conscious rejection (Robert Rossellini) to critical deconstruction (Robert Altman in the 1970s) and celebratory transfiguration (Sergio Leone and the Coen brothers). Altogether a provocative spectacle, Schweinitz's history reveals the role of film stereotype in shaping processes of communication and recognition, as well as its function in growing media competence in audiences beyond cinema.

David Mamet

a casebook

Author: Leslie Kane

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

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The Feminine

Spacious As the Sky

Author: Miriam Argüelles,José A. Argüelles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Symbolism

The Manichean Vision : a Study in the Art of James, Conrad, Woolf & Stevens

Author: Daniel J. Schneider

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Pathway to Ecstasy

The Way of the Dream Mandala

Author: Patricia L. Garfield

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dreams

Page: 253

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The Roaring of the Sacred River

The Wilderness Quest for Vision and Self-Healing

Author: Steven Foster,Meredith Little

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780137814459

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 225

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Discusses the American Indian ritual of the vision quest, explains its purpose, and tells how to adapt this rite for those seeking spiritual enlightenment