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Masks of God, The: Occidental Mythology (Vol. 3)

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A systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship and literature of the Western world.

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Here Campbell states that myth has a sociological function, which is to "support the current social order, to integrate the individual organically with his group to move towards a single society". The old myths gave authority to symbols by attributing them to a higher order, the Divine Law or to the Gods, which were themselves, representations of the Law.

Author Campbell, Joseph
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 564 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1991
Series The Masks of God
Browse these categories as well: Mythology, Folk and Fairy Tales, Gods, Goddesses and Archetypes, Primitive and Derivative Religions, Syncretism and the Perennial Philosophy

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