Myths to Live By Setting & Symbolism

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The Garden of Eden

Campbell believes it is the place in the soul (psyche) where mankind communes with God or the Mind at Large. The Biblical teaching about the garden is that men were kicked out, and the Buddhist teaching about a similar place, at which the Buddha attained enlightenment, is that men are invited in.

The Bible

Campbell characterizes the Bible as an archaic record of myths from the Hebrew race, its Old Testament full of scientific impossibilities and unjust wars, but its New Testament a poetic collection of compassionate teaching and Zoroaster-type eschatology.

The Upanishads

A part of the Hindu scriptures called the Vedas. There are several, each teaching a different part of Hindu discipline, from yoga to meditation to the art of war and rulership.

Golden Bough

Written by Sir James G. Frazer in 1890, it is a book that predicts that religion will fade away...

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