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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Both

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's us

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymouṡ

    I was disappointed, and lots of people I've talked to have felt the same. Yes, the guy does appear to have looked at a lot of different cultures. But:

    a) He doesn't do what he promises. He doesn't show convincingly how all these stories proceed from a certain basic formula. The argument is weak and strained. He hasn't mastered his material.

    b) He's BORING.

    DIGRESSION

    Another big disappointment of a similar kind: The Art Of Memory by Frances Yates. This has been lauded to the skies (Modern Library put it on a list of 100 best non-fiction titles). But it's awful. The topic (mnemonics, memory palaces, etc) is fascinating, but she makes it unreadably dull.

    A passage early on really sums her up for me. She's talking about systems to memorize lists of names and so on, and then says casually "I have never tried any of these techniques myself, but several of my colleagues have, and say they do indeed work a treat."

    How can you spend years writing a book on memory techniques and not want to try them yourself?

    Pathetic.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do you know of any good book on memory?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        see section 16
        https://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Rhetorica_ad_Herennium/3*.html

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    all you have to do is see how obsessed the average midwit and reddit-tier writegay is with this shit to understandA
    All these frickers think they need to follow the formula for everything. Disgusting.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're reading it as a literary formula, it's boring.
    If you're reading it as a Jungian text describing the core shared spiritual impulses of humans, it's less boring.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm interested in this book as I'm interested in storytelling and Jungianism, so it saddens me to hear many anons calling it boring and disappointing. I still might give it a read, though. Does he go into detail about how his conception of the archetypal story structure is reflected in many myths, religions and dreams? I'm also very interested in myth, religion, dreams and their relation to storytelling and psychology. Also, The Golden Bough is another book I'd be very interested to read, does Campbell refer to it, or themes related to it, in the book?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I found it disappointing mostly because it doesn't do what it promises like

        I was disappointed, and lots of people I've talked to have felt the same. Yes, the guy does appear to have looked at a lot of different cultures. But:

        a) He doesn't do what he promises. He doesn't show convincingly how all these stories proceed from a certain basic formula. The argument is weak and strained. He hasn't mastered his material.

        b) He's BORING.

        DIGRESSION

        Another big disappointment of a similar kind: The Art Of Memory by Frances Yates. This has been lauded to the skies (Modern Library put it on a list of 100 best non-fiction titles). But it's awful. The topic (mnemonics, memory palaces, etc) is fascinating, but she makes it unreadably dull.

        A passage early on really sums her up for me. She's talking about systems to memorize lists of names and so on, and then says casually "I have never tried any of these techniques myself, but several of my colleagues have, and say they do indeed work a treat."

        How can you spend years writing a book on memory techniques and not want to try them yourself?

        Pathetic.

        said, it's supposed to be a work of comparative mythology but there's not much comparing.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Campbell is a heavily discounted Jung

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jung is a discounted oneself

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Campbell is a heavily discounted Jung

        Joong is practically useless for somebody without muh degree
        either seek out a Jungian therapist you would actually be proud of (I mean why are they even a Jungian therapist if they don't have their shit together) or go seek out Jung's worthy students as ALL of them are better than Jung: von Franz, Edinger, Hillman, Beebe, Stein etc in this order
        there are even some feminist ones (Estes?) and although I haven't touched that land, even the most obscene landwhale would be better off with them than with Jung
        sorry Jung I know you tried your best and at the bottom of my heart I am thankful for it

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Joong is practically useless for somebody without muh degree
          dogshit take bro. sorry you got filtered

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            ok zoomie

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Joong is practically useless for somebody without muh degree
          Why is a degree required?
          What degree is required?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            his work was dedicated to medics, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists (just like Freud's)
            sure you can read Jung's rambling collected works, all I'm saying is that it would be more efficient if you read his student's works -- who were living in a world where psychology (the kind that took care of people who were not absolute nutjobs that should be institutionalized) was a thing
            but maybe you should be institutionalized, in which case Jung wouldn't help you anyhow... and his student's works either lol
            so either way you take it...

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >his work was dedicated to medics, psychiatrists, and clinical psychologists
            Your premise is flawed, and therefore your advice
            >sure you can read Jung's rambling collected works, all I'm saying is that it would be more efficient if you read his student's works
            misses the mark.
            Among other works, who is Answer to Job addressed to? It's certainly not the medical or psychological community.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Joong is practically useless for somebody without muh degree
          Why is a degree required?
          What degree is required?

          >Joong is practically useless for somebody without muh degree
          A humanities degree from 1920s Mitteleuropa? Modern humanities departments pretty much hate Jung (and to a lesser degree, Freud)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            what does humanities have to do with Jung or Freud?
            HELP I'M HAVING A CRISIS I NEED A HUMANITIES MAJOR OVER HERE
            gimme a break

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its is TERRIBLE.
    The main "concept" is so broad that you can shoehorn anything into it BUT actually matches virtually nothing not using the concept as a blueprint AND the use of it as a blueprint is so totally uncreative that everything it produces is bland and boring.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want to read him when you could rather read Jung?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >You see, Jesus is just, like, the same as Mithra and Krishna, bro.
    Isn't this just sophisticated perennialism?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      (me)
      as opposed to naive perennialism, because I don't think he affirms that all religion are true, but that they're all similar and rooted in the same 'myth.'

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was hoping for more grounded literary analysis of story structure. Instead, I got 'dude woah mysticism man'.

    I was disappointed.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it aint suckin but PLEASE STOP IT SUCKING CAMPBELL
    virtually 100% YA and Fantasy and SCIFI is based off his sorry ass
    enough is enough let him heal his prolapse

    capcha: W8RN
    no!

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it sucks I fricking hated it

    Read my book instead

    https://chicorybeam.blot.im/2

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >russion hacka linx
      lol ain't touching that bro

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You have to realize it was written for dumb pre-internet boomers and that a lot of shit that we take for granted (different myths having underlying structure instead of being entirely arbitrary, recognizing value in myths that aren't your own religion, etc) was mindblowing to them.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's cherry-picked to hell. He uses a tiny selection of myths from a handful of cultures to make a claim about all of humanity, and even his interpretation of that small selection of myths is highly questionable.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He won

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Writer's Journey (Christopher Vogler) is a much more practical and interesting take on the subject, anon.

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