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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Summary
Joseph Campbell

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Summary

Plot Summary

This book, published in the late 1940s, is an enlightening evocation of the power of myth and meaning to transcend time, place, culture, gender and spiritual perspective. The author, a noted mythologist whom some would call a philosopher, uses the archetypal story of the adventurous hero's journey as a springboard to explore essential human truths. As part of that exploration, the author develops themes relating to the universality of human experience, the nature of duality and harmony, and the function of symbolism in both story and life.

The book begins with a prologue, in which the author, noted mythologist Joseph Campbell, outlines both his core theory and the literary/analytical process he uses in the book to illuminate it. That theory is that there are three central truths at the core of the spiritual and psychological belief systems of all cultures in all times and in all places...

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