The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Metaphor as Myth and as Religion

Book - 1986
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Developed from a memorable series of lectures delivered in San Francisco, which included a legendary symposium at the Palace of Fine Arts with astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Joseph Campbell's last book explores the space age. Campbell posits that the newly discovered laws of outer space are actually at work within human beings as well and that a new mythology is implicit in this realization. He examines the new mythology and other questions in these essays which he described as "a broadly shared spiritual adventure."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1986
Edition: 1st Perennial Library ed
ISBN: 9780060963538
Branch Call Number: 201.3 C188i
Characteristics: 155 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 16, 2013

Very interesting perspectives, but a difficult read due to the authors choice of words. In his attempts to be precise and authoritative, he often comes off as arrogant and obfuscating.


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