Masks of God: Creative Mythology
He basically just bled nonstop about his fascination, obsessions with white race. The only parts I rarely found interesting were the refreshing excerpts from Schopenheur and Schrodinger. After exploring ancient, Eastern, and Western mythology and religion up until the approximate time of the Dark Ages, Joseph Campbell's final volume of his Masks of God series deals with the "modern" world. As societies became increasingly mobile and fluid, the social purpose of religion and myth transmission of local cultural "rules" to each generation, and the acceptance of those rules fades in importance.
Now what? Creative Mythology explores what happens as cultures begin to intermingle, how After exploring ancient, Eastern, and Western mythology and religion up until the approximate time of the Dark Ages, Joseph Campbell's final volume of his Masks of God series deals with the "modern" world. Creative Mythology explores what happens as cultures begin to intermingle, how local symbols are repurposed for new reasons in new places. Portrait was something I read several years ago that I enjoyed not at all and remembered precious little of, and after reading about it here, I'm not sure I want to read Ulysses even though it's a "classic" because it sounds very tiresome.
I'm not going to lie I'm very glad to be done with this series. It was very informative, but only sporadically interesting. Do I feel much better versed in world religion and mythology? Would my life have been just as lovely without it? Jul 29, James rated it it was amazing. This book demands multiple re-readings of the text. Campbell does what he does best - deconstruct mythology - and some of his ideas regarding creation and art are quite striking and fresh indeed.
While traditional mythologies are discussed here, such as Le Morte d'Arthur Campbell also likes to draw on distinctive and post-modern authors like Joyce and Mann when discussing novel mythological structures or narratives. This may be good or bad, depending on whether or not one likes these authors. Ultimately, though, this book is meant to help one realize the varieties and depths of mythological experiences.
And this book succeeds brilliantly in this. Jan 13, Cypress Butane rated it it was amazing Shelves: quo-vadis , back-burner. Just started re-reading this one. I got about halfway through last time and found so much good stuff in it last time that I thought I'd see what I pick up this time through.
It's interesting that it starts with the time of the 'dark ages' since what I'm working on now, though set in modern day, has a kind of allegory of the idea of the dark ages. I really would like to learn more about Joseph Campbell. I know some basics of his ideas, but he has written a lot. I'll probably also be watching the 'M Just started re-reading this one.
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I'll probably also be watching the 'Mythos' series he did, on Netflix. Mar 02, Sidhartha rated it liked it. All the major ways has been destroyed. We are in a desert and a dark forest now.
And each of us should go alone Liked very much though I think in some parts Joseph has taken too long way to tell his story. Dec 20, Ned rated it really liked it. Materials, colors, designs, executed, shared, found, sifted, chosen, revealed. Oct 14, Mel rated it did not like it Shelves: from-the-library , reference , ditched , mythology-folk-tales-tall-tales.
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I did not read this. I really want to like Joseph Campbell but I just can not get into it. This was so wordy. I found myself wishing he would get to the point. Aug 05, Erik Akre rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: lovers of life and possibility.
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Shelves: myth. The change in history from classical times to the Renaissance: nude paintings to represent the character of "man" the species, to portraits showing the character of the individual person. This description of visual art corresponds to the description of myth and personal transformation in Creative Mythology.
It is the description of the mythic journey of the modern person. The mythological inspiration of our time is the following of a trackless path to genius. No longer do we receive guidance on t The change in history from classical times to the Renaissance: nude paintings to represent the character of "man" the species, to portraits showing the character of the individual person.
No longer do we receive guidance on the Great Road. Since the time of the troubadours, who began to sing odes to individuals rather than to an ideal God who would damn them to hell, we must make our own way, creating our own face for God. No longer can we be told the answer. Rather, we create it. Thus is individuation as we know it to be possible. This work is written in an unimaginably large scope, gathering bits of mythology and philosophy from the Middle Ages and rolling them into mountainous ideas for our present times.
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From the troubadours, to 18th century philosophy, to Schopenhauer, to Jung, to Einsteins's relativity, the nature of our current mythology takes shape. So now, each person is his own source of mythological guidance, depending on the absolute singularity of the self. It wasn't always this way Throw out the norms of the State and become your own individual person. No longer do you rely on mythology given to you by someone else, on the conditioning of the Nobody the "State in which you were born," whatever that might be. Use that which you have inherited to break free and create your own mythology by which to live.
This is individuation.
Follow your heart, I say. Fall in Love and lose yourself in the beauty of Life. Whatever you do, create art with the materials at your disposal, and when you have finished, birth yourself awake once again for new adventures. Nov 04, Danns rated it really liked it. It's to give a rating for this book as I have not finished it yet. Unlike the previous volumes this takes a more focused look at the arts from the middle ages to the present.
I'm only pages or so into as of now. Alright I finally finished the book.
phaecrimcezernann.ga Yeah, it may sound like a bit of exasperation there and at some points it was. This volume was a bit more challenging to read I felt and did not flow as well as the first three volumes. I felt Campbell did a fantastic job reaching his point as "man It's to give a rating for this book as I have not finished it yet.
I felt Campbell did a fantastic job reaching his point as "man as the author of his own destiney. There were points where he was long in the tooth but these were segmented by rapturous stories and references. I'm really glad I took the time to read the entire series. I highly recommend them to everyone. Great stuff!