Title:The Inner Reaches of Outer Space - Metaphor as Myth and as Religion
The author articulates for the first time the fundamental precis of his pioneering work in mythology and comparative religion. He argues that mythology can best be defined as 'mataphor transparent to the transcendent', and further, that religion is, in fact, misunderstood mythology. From this perspective he examines the place of metaphor as myth and as religion. Turning his attention to our contemporary Space Age, he posits that the laws of 'out space' are within us, that ourter space and 'inner space' are therefore one and the same thing, and that an entirely new mythology is implicit therein. But what is this new mythology? How can we recognise it? Where is it to be found? Campbell demonstrates that metaphor is indisputably the language of Art, and he concludes that in the psyches of today's artists are the seeds of new metaphors aready inexorably shaping the mythologies of tomorrow.
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