1st ed. c1949 by Bollingen Foundation, pub. by Pantheon. 2d (rev.) ed. c1968 by Princeton Univ. Press. Introduction by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
Preface to the 1949 edition. Introduction to the 2004 Commemorative Edition - Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Prologue - The monomyth. Part 1 - The adventure of the hero. 1 Departure. 2 Initiation. 3 Return. 4 The keys. Part 2 - The cosmogonic cycle. 1 Emanations. 2 The virgin birth. 3 Transformations of the hero. 4 Dissolutions. Epilogue - Myth and society
The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology....it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today--and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.'