By Joseph Campbell
Published by Penguin – Arkana, reprint 1991
Paperback, 140mm x 215mm, 561 pages
In good condition
The Masks of God is the summation of Joseph Campbell's lifelong study of the origins and function of myth. In volume 2 of the series, Oriental Mythology, Campbell examines Eastern mythology as it developed in the distinctive religions of Egypt, India, China and Japan. While Western religions dwell on good and evil, Eastern religions focus on the promise of eternal life. Oriental Mythology explores how Eastern religions came to manifest their varying modes of thought and expression. Occidental Mythology is a systematic and fascinating comparison of the themes that underlie the art, worship and literature of the Western world.