Myths to Live By

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Myths to Live By is a collection of essays, originally given as lectures at the Cooper Union Forum, by mythologist Joseph Campbell between 1958 and 1971.

The deep power of myth on the inner, spiritual lives of human beings throughout the ages (including our own age) is the common theme running throughout all of the essays in the collection.


  1. The Impact of Science on Myth (1961)
  2. The Emergence of Mankind (1966)
  3. The Importance of Rites (1964)
  4. The Separation of East and West (1961)
  5. The Confrontation of East and West in Religion (1970)
  6. The Inspiration of Oriental Art (1958)
  7. Zen (1969)
  8. The Mythology of Love (1967)
  9. Mythologies of War and Peace (1967)
  10. Schizophrenia - the Inward Journey (1970)
  11. The Moon Walk- The Outer Journey (1970)
  12. Envoy: No More Horizons (1971)

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