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The Hero with a Thousand Faces Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 2: Chapter 1, Sections 1 and 2 Summary

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Part 2: Chapter 1, Sections 1 and 2 Summary and Analysis

"The Cosmogonic Cycle" - "Emanations" - "From Psychology to Metaphysics" Here Campbell develops another of his core themes, the relationship between psychology (as exemplified in dream analysis) and mythology. He suggests that evidence for the relationship is fairly conclusive, citing the psycho-analytical work of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and other analysts to prove his point. "With their discovery that the patterns and logic of fairy tale and myth correspond to those of dream," Campbell writes, "the long discredited [fantasies] of archaic man have returned dramatically to the foreground of modern consciousness."

At the same time, however, Campbell suggests that myths can't be directly compared to dream - their language, the vocabulary of symbolism, is similar, but dreams have a direct relationship with the individual experience of the dreamer in...

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