Mythographer Joseph Campbell at his best, in our opinion. In this book he delves into what he called 'creative mythology', which is his term for practice of communicating one's most vital experiences through symbols. In doing so, one's life and creative works can become 'living myth'. Practitioners of esoteric traditions will recognise this phenomenon, as they work intimately with imagery, symbol and ritual action, as well as lucid dreams and divination. Here, it feels, Campbell makes a truly engaging study of the occultist's, particularly mythic way of life. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Early edition.
London: Secker Warburg, 1968. Hardback with dustwrapper, xvii+730 pages.
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