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on 23 August 2017
I'd never heard of Joseph Campbell (or Alan Watts) until watching Elliott Hulse on Youtube who is a Strength coach /Strongman competitor who has embraced philosophy and a holistic lifestyle. Very enlightening but doesn't bring peace of mind. As Elliott says if your waiting for life to start at some point you'll run out of time.
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on 21 September 2017
Book arrived exactly as described and on time. Thank you.
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on 1 October 2017
For anyone that likes to think more deeply about why we think the way we do. An excellent summary of the ideas that shape our thinking about identity, purpose and our place in the universe.
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on 1 July 2015
The famous "follow your bliss" of course but so much more. Essential reading.
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on 1 March 2017
mind blowing and easy to read
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on 15 April 2017
Deeply insightful book that grips you from the very beginning. I had bought a paperback copy before and lost it. When I bought it this time from Amazon I was disappointed that it wasn't like small to medium sized paperback I had. Instead, it's quite large, the size of a colouring book.
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on 28 March 2015
I first of all attempted to read Campbell's 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces' after a whole Religious Education unit surrounding it in the summer of last year. The information in the book was at first quite difficult to digest and hard to read (especially for a 14-year-old).

So, at Christmas I got 'The Power of Myth' and I have since been working my way through the book slowly and steadily as there is still a hell of a lot of knowledge to try and comprehend.

Campbell demonstrates his ability to generalise in 'The Power of Myth' as he includes many theories based on anthropology, theology, psychology, linguistics and many other ways of understanding. This is something that you get used to with time and can tolerate as the exceptional comparisons from Campbell are absolutely mind-blowing.

'The Power of Myth' is like opening so many different doors in your mind. It is thought-provoking, exciting and rigorous - something that I find especially intriguing. It is a great way to familiarise yourself with Campbell's views and I have used it as a stepping stone to finally finishing 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces'.
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on 10 August 1998
One of the best books I've ever read. Campbell's insights and interpretations supercede religious doctrines, while fully respecting them. The conversational style of the book makes it a quick read. Bill Moyers' role should not be overlooked. His preparation was impeccable. A great follow-up Campbell book might be "Transformations of Myth Through Time," (ISBN 0-06-096463-4) consisting of 13 lectures. Again, Campbell brings out the similarities among cultures brilliantly and positively.
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on 10 August 1998
One of the best books I've ever read. Campbell's insights and interpretations supercede religious doctrines, while fully respecting them. The conversational style of the book makes it a quick read. Bill Moyers' role should not be overlooked. His preparation was impeccable. A great follow-up Campbell book might be "Transformations of Myth Through Time," (ISBN 0-06-096463-4) consisting of 13 lectures. Again, Campbell brings out the similarities among cultures brilliantly and positively.
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on 17 April 1999
This cassette series is great. It takes you beyond his popular quote "follow your bliss." To hear him speak adds so much more than just reading his words. He was a brilliant mind, but also quite playful and you'll hear it in this audio cassette series. You can play these cassettes over and over and take away a different piece of widsom each time. I highly recommend it.
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