A Fire in the Mind: The Life of Joseph Campbell

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Doubleday, 1991 - Religion - 636 pages
Joseph Campbell sought to distill the essence of the world's religions and mythologies and find their common truths. In doing so, he lived his life with all the courage, passion, and vitality of the mythic heroes he studied. The Larsens--who knew Campbell for over 25 years--provide an intimate and fascinating account of this great teacher, writer, and man. Photographs.

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The Larsens (Stephen: The Mythic Imagination, 1990; Robin: a Swedenborg scholar), longtime friends and students of Joseph Campbell (1904-87), team up—with Campbell family permission and full access ... Read full review

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The Larsens, students and friends of the late Campbell, draw upon early journals and private papers as well as extensive interviews in this first authorized biography of the acclaimed mythologist ... Read full review


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Stephen Larsen, Ph.D., LMHC, BCIA-eeg, is professor emeritus of psychology at SUNY Ulster, board-certified in EEG biofeedback, and the author of several books, including "The Healing Power of Neurofeedback" and "The Fundamentalist Mind". He is the founder and director of Stone Mountain Center, offering biofeedback, neurofeedback, and psychotherapy treatments. He lives in New Paltz, New York.

Stephen Larsen, Ph.D., is the author of "The Shaman's Doorway" and "The Mythic Imagination," He is a practicing psychotherapist and a professor at Ulster County Community College. Robin Larsen, Ph.D., is an exhibiting artist and art historian. She is editor-in-chief of the tricentennial biography and anthology "Emanuel Swedenborg: A Continuing Vision," The Larsens co-direct the Center for Symbolic Studies in New Paltz, New York.

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