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Sutekh

Joseph Campbell anyone?
« on: July 30, 2020, 03:33:23 pm »
As of late I have been reading a few books by Friedrich Nietzsche and Ayn Rand. I've heard about Joseph Campbell from seeing a clip of his lecture on the Left and Right Hand Path a while back from an LHP person that I subscribe on YouTube.

Have any of you read any books by Campbell? Would he be a good recommendation?

So far I have been enjoying reading the Will to Power by Nietzsche, he makes a couple of points that I can agree on.
"To achieve Xem, the Setian must perceive what he can of Xem, and must Become that
perception. He must incorporate the knowledge, understanding, and lessons of that perception
into the Setian's being. Remanifesting that ennobled state, the Setian will perceive more of
Xem, and will be able to Xeper further towards Xem. It is only through pursuit of this
repeating cycle of perceive / achieve that the initiate will eventually near and reach Xem"- Ruby Tablet of Set

crossfire

Re: Joseph Campbell anyone?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2020, 03:49:49 pm »
Yes.  You can listen to many of Joseph Campbell's lectures on Spotify.

I've got his recommended reading list for his course on comparative mythology somewhere if anyone is interested.
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
~Carl Jung

Liu

Re: Joseph Campbell anyone?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2020, 04:17:01 pm »
Yes, even academically still recommendable I think, even if possibly simplifying things too much.

I haven't really read much by him myself, though, nor is that my field of expertise.

I've got his recommended reading list for his course on comparative mythology somewhere if anyone is interested.
Well my reading list is already huge, but sure!

crossfire

Re: Joseph Campbell anyone?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 06:24:05 am »
Yes.  You can listen to many of Joseph Campbell's lectures on Spotify.

I've got his recommended reading list for his course on comparative mythology somewhere if anyone is interested.
Joseph Campbell's Reading List for his Comparative Mythology Class at Sarah Lawrence College:

Ovid's Metamorphoses
Homer's Odyssey
Frazer, Sir James George  The Golden Bough
Durkheim, Emile. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Levy-Bruhl, Lucien.  How Natives Think
Freud, Sigmond:

    The Interpretation of Dreams
    Three contributions to the Theory of Sex
    Totem and Taboo
    Moses and Monotheism

Jung, Carl Gustav:

    The Integration of Personality
    The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life (Translated and explained by Richard Wilhelm, with a forward and commentary by Jung)
    The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Forward by Jung)

Coomaraswammy, Ananda.  The Dance of Siva
The Bhagavad Gita
Okakuru Kazuko. The Book of Tea
Watts, Alan. The Way of Zen
Herrigel, Eugen. Zen in the Art of Archery
Lao-Tze. Tao Te Ching
Sun-Tzu. The Art of War
Confucius.

    Analects
    The Great Digest and Unwobbling Pivot

Chiera, Edward.  They Wrote in Clay: The Babylonian Tablets Speak Today
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm. The Birth of Tragedy
Bible, New Testament:  Book of Luke
Aeschylus.  Prometheus Bound
Euripides.

    Hyppolytus
    Alcestis

Sophocles. Oediups Tyrannus
Plato.

    Phaedrus
    Symposium

The Koran
The Portable Arabian Nights
Beowulf
Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson
Poetic Edda
The Mabinogion
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. Grimm's Fairy Tails
Adams, Henry. Mont Saint Michel and Chartres
Boas, Franz. Race, Language, and Culture
Mann, Thomas. "Tonio Kroger"
Thompson, Stith. Tales of the North American Indians
Opler, Morris Edward. Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians
Benedict, Ruth. Patterns of Culture
Stimson, John E. Legends of Maui and Tahaki
Melville, Herman Typee: The Library of America
Frobenius, Leo, and Douglas C Fox.  African Genesis
Radin, Paul.  African Folktales and Sculpture
Deren, Maya.  Divine Horsemen
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
~Carl Jung