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Goddesses

Mysteries of the Feminine Devine (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
Narrated by: Braden Wright
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Joseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics. 

While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs. 

In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi - a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library - collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.

©2013 Joseph Campbell Foundation (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Amber A.
  • 31-10-2018

Can't Get Enough

I started reading Joseph Campbell 1986. And I've never been able to get enough of him I read is first works was 8 years old and he's a Guiding Light to a very messy world. I really hope that the foundation continues to release collections from his work and lectures.

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  • Cg West Sayville
  • 28-08-2018

wonderful collection of informtion...such a gem .<br />

"a masterful presentation of such extraordinary in formation..why couldnt i understand this when i was young

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  • Adam
  • 15-08-2018

Decent Lecture Assembly

Inspired by Joseph Campbell’s great Power of Myth series, I selected this audiobook to fill in that series’ gaps. It’s good but could have been better since it was assembled after his death under a goddess theme. Some lectures only include goddesses as accompanying characters, likely due to an effort to reach a time length. If you have a spare credit, you can’t go too wrong here but it will leave you slightly disappointed.

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  • Ahmed Djoudi
  • 11-05-2019

Amusing, inspiring and enlightening

This book is a must read after Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a thousand faces. To the hero journey, it adds the goddess's journey through history. It's really enlightening about the place woman had in cultures and mythologies, and how the balance of "Androgyny" has been.

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  • Leanne
  • 21-04-2019

Amazing book

Loved it, I found it easy to read, extremely informative and inspiring book on the Goddess

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  • kasim
  • 15-12-2018

Boom Boom

Thoroughly Enjoyed every chapter many Booms undeniable history, insight, & clarifications. loved chapter 9. stories of focus & references to the Odyseey & Dante's inferno which i'm lookin 4 now. Joseph Campbell is truly a Master sent from on high to us clearing the way.