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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work
Unlike most of Joseph Campbell's other works, A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION can be used as a daily reader with each brief topic consumed separately. The text of the book draws its material from an intensive seminar led by Campbell at Esalen in 1983.
The seminar lasted for one month and was attended by the editor, Diane K. Osbon, and nine other fortunate people.
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Published on 19 Aug 2003 by Peter Kenney

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1.0 out of 5 stars bored of believing
have to say its not strightforward its a mans own opinion which truely is insane. living for now is his theme and dont worry about right or wrong just follow your instincts. book is more about belief than spiritual awakening
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius At Work, 19 Aug 2003
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Peter Kenney (Birmingham, Alabama, USA) - See all my reviews
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Unlike most of Joseph Campbell's other works, A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION can be used as a daily reader with each brief topic consumed separately. The text of the book draws its material from an intensive seminar led by Campbell at Esalen in 1983.
The seminar lasted for one month and was attended by the editor, Diane K. Osbon, and nine other fortunate people.
In one memorable segment Campbell discusses the woman's life and her journey. The traditional role of the woman is in relationship in one way or another to a family. This role can continue into old age as in the example of the grandmother. Campbell contrasts the traditional female role to that of the female professors who are more on the male hero's journey deriving fulfillment from worldly achievements. Campbell sees these women as being less fulfilled than women who are also in nontraditional roles but are totally involved in the arts. The latter receive their fulfillment mostly from doing what the artist does and not so much from their accomplishments.
If you begin to read A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION, it will be a difficult volume to put back in the book in the book case. It is more likely to remain close at hand to be read again and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Bible, 14 Jan 2011
This review is from: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living (Paperback)
I have read this book many times in my life at turning points along the way. It always enlightens me...I find something new & wonderful in it every time. It brings me peace & balance & confirms for me what I have always known - that in their essence, religions differ semantically & ritualistically but they all flow from the same essential energy source. So what are we all fighting for. Let's find a universal Art to Living
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5.0 out of 5 stars This book really tells about the "art of living", 19 Jun 1998
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This is a very well-organized book that teaches us things about life that we don't already know and should know! It's a must-have for anyone needing a sense of spiritual guidance in one's life unless you're one of those people who believe that you can only find fulfillment and meaning "after"you die!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one of my top 5 Desert Island Books!, 10 Sep 2013
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This amazing book has been a constant reference and priceless source of inspiration, wonder and comfort in life and work since I was first given a copy in 2001. It has the power to remind you of who and what you really are. Buy it NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing, 21 Feb 2014
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If you are confused and lost feel you have a empty hole inside and nothing seems to make sence ... Read Campbell his insights and writing on the myths of old will open your mind to who we are and what we may be here for.
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1.0 out of 5 stars bored of believing, 12 May 2003
have to say its not strightforward its a mans own opinion which truely is insane. living for now is his theme and dont worry about right or wrong just follow your instincts. book is more about belief than spiritual awakening
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