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Renewal myths and rites of the primitive hunters and planters

By: Campbell, Joseph (1904-1987)
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Eranos lectures: 9)Dallas, TX Spring Publications 1989Description: 51p.; bibliog. notesContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 088214409XSubject(s): Animals | Death--Mythology | Reincarnation | Death--Religious aspects | Rites and ceremonies--Cross-cultural studies | Society, Primitive | Eranos ConferenceLOC classification: BL325.A6 C35 1989Abstract: 'Campbell marvelously presents stories..to contrast the animal-taught and the plant-taught primitive societies. He then accounts for the likeness among different mythologies, exploring diffusions from Old World to New. Primitive renewal reminds us that life now on this sacred earth--rather than the promised land to come--is what really matters.'
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'...was a lecture presented originally at the 1959 Eranos Conference in Ascona, Switzerland, and appeared in the Eranos Jahrbuch 28--1959, pp. 407-57.'

'Campbell marvelously presents stories..to contrast the animal-taught and the plant-taught primitive societies. He then accounts for the likeness among different mythologies, exploring diffusions from Old World to New. Primitive renewal reminds us that life now on this sacred earth--rather than the promised land to come--is what really matters.'

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