Human Life According to Joseph Campbell (1904-1987)
A discussion of how, according to Joseph Campbell, the myth and metaphor of religious traditions can help us better understand human behavior.
# 1054 | 1,485 words | 4 sources | 1999 |
Published on Apr 19, 2001 in Anthropology (Pre-Historic) , Religion and Theology (Other) , Religion and Theology (General) , Anthropology (General) , Psychology (General)
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A look at Campbell's concept that one can find clues about the human psyche from human created mythology that forms the core of the many different religious traditions found both historically and today in the twentieth century.
From the Paper:"As present-day humans we can trace the physical growth of the human species by examining "man the hunter", "man the toolmaker", 'man the city builder, and so on. These are the most often used explanations to trace the path of the human species, but according to Campbell, these aspects are only one-half of the human life cycle. The other half and more important part of the development of the human species lies in the human psyche. It is within the human psyche that the spiritual growth and the spiritual experience of life resides and functions. The clues to this part of the development of the human species can be found in the human created mythology that forms the core of the many different religious traditions found both historically and today in the twentieth century. "
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