The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion

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New World Library, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 148 pages
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In these pages, beloved mythologist Joseph Campbell explores the Space Age. He posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually within us as well, and that a new mythology is implicit in that realization. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognize it? Campbell explores these questions in the concluding essay, “The Way of Art,” in which he demonstrates that metaphor is the language of art and argues that within the psyches of today’s artists are the seeds of tomorrow’s mythologies.

Campbell writes in his introduction: “My desire and great pleasure in the preparation of this little volume has been as rendering a return gift to the Graces for the transforming insights of these recent years, which...we have been testing out in a broadly shared spiritual adventure.”

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Review: The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

this is possibly one of the densest books i have read, idea wise, and that makes it slow going, but what a going it is , no matter the speed. I love joseph campbell, i consider him one of the teachers ... Read full review

Review: The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)

User Review  - Mariana - Goodreads

A marvelous book. The error of fundamentalists is to demand that local gods be worshiped universally. Read full review

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Joseph Campbell (1904–1987) is widely credited with bringing mythology to a mass audience. His works, including the four-volume The Masks of God and The Power of Myth (with Bill Moyers), rank among the classics in mythology and literature.

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