The Theosophical
Society in Australia

With International Headquarters at Adyar, Chennai, India.

Mythology

Explore the wisdom of mythology through the writings of several authors.

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Campbell, Joseph The Hero With a Thousand Faces (World 1956)
  • Campbell, Joseph The Masks of God Vols. 1-3 (Secker and Warburg 1959)
  • Campbell, Joseph Myths to Live By (Bantam 1973)
  • Ellwood, Robert S. The Politics of Myth: A Study of C.G. Jung, Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell (SUNY Press 1999)
  • Hodson, Geoffrey The Concealed Wisdom in World Mythology (TPH 1983)
  • Jung, Carl G. Man and His Symbols (Aldus Books 1964)
  • Mills, Joy The Myths of Our Lives [study guide available from TS in Australia]
  • Mountford, Charles Before Time Began (Australian Aboriginal myths) (Thomas Nelson 1976)
  • Pearson, Carol The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Harper & Row 1986)
  • Santillana, G. and H. v. Dechend Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and its Transmission Through Myth (David R. Godine Publisher Inc.1977/1999)

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