Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbellâs revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Campbell outlines the Heroâs Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the worldâs mythic traditions. He also explores the Cosmogonic Cycle, the mythic pattern of world creation and destruction.
As relevant today as when it was first published, The Hero with a Thousand Faces continues to find new audiences in fields ranging from religion and anthropology to literature and film studies. The book has also profoundly influenced creative artistsâincluding authors, songwriters, game designers, and filmmakersâand continues to inspire all those interested in the inherent human need to tell stories.
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