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Why might people use "myth" as a synonym for "lie?" How does Campbell argue against this? Do you find his approach valid? Support your answer with examples.

How would you describe Campbell's attitude towards psychoanalysis?

How does Campbell use artifacts from Guatemala and Iceland to make his point about appreciating the connotative or spiritual meaning of the Crucifixion?

Eugene Kennedy says in the foreword that Campbell is taken to task for saying the reformed Roman Catholic Mass reduces the celebrant to a Julia Child's role. Discuss Campbell's reasoning and comment on whether critics are too thin-skinned.

How do the Arthurian legends support Kennedy's views on the difference between European and Asian religions?

How does Campbell expect witnessing "Earthrise" to change human perspectives? What alternatives does he see?

How does fish symbolism tie faiths together according to Joseph Campbell?

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