Part 1 - Prologue. The mythological dimension. The living ground. The awakening of awe. The peopling of the earth. Part 2 - Mythologies of the primitive hunters and gatherers. Early hunters of the open plains. Living peoples of the equatorial forest.
'...begins with an examination of the origins of the Universe, the Earth, and the Earth's life. By deftly juxtaposing mythic fragments from various oral traditions with authoritative readings of the scientific record, Joseph Campbell demonstrates that our earliest forebears' understanding of the cosmos and their relationship to it is remarkably similar to, and equally compelling as, our own.'