The Flight of the Wild Gander

The Flight of the Wild Gander

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The author of The Hero with a Thousand Faces explores the origins of myth from the Grimm fairy tales to Native American legends, explaining in a collection of essays how the symbolic content of myth is linked to universal human experience and how myths and experiences change over time.Explorations in the Mythological Dimension : Selected Essays, 1944-1968 Joseph Campbell ... In the case, for example, of the ubiquitous planting myth, above mentioned, the mythological being who was sacrificed, ... like a flash fire the new rituals penetrated far beyond the colonial culture zone, deep into the bush, the wild country of peoples who had never seen a white man.42 New ideas travel fast.

Title:The Flight of the Wild Gander
Author:Joseph Campbell
Publisher:New World Library - 2002


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