Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (1973). 0691097437. Bollingen Series XVII, Third printing, 1973, of the Second 1968 Edition. For the second edition, minor corrections have been made and references to the Collected Works of C.G. Jung and the Standard edition of Sigmund Freud have been substituted wherever appropriate. Large 8vo. Black cloth covered boards. Spine stamped in gold. 416 pp. But for a stubborn price sticker in top corner of free front endpaper, book is in fine, as new condition. / Dust jacket is also fine. Item #868
In this book Joseph Campbell presents the composite hero. Apollo, the Frog King of the fairy tale, Wotan, the Buddha, and numerous other protagonists of folklore and religion, enact simultaneously the various phases of their common story. The relationship of their timeless symbols to those rediscovered in dream by contemporary depth psychology is taken as a starting point for interpretation. The psychological view is then compared with the words of such spiritual leaders as Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Lao-tse, and the "Old Men" of Australian tribes. From behind a thousand faces the single hero emerges, archetype of all myth.