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The Flight of the Wild Gander:
Explorations in the Mythological Dimension
by Joseph Campbell

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Table of Contents

Note: I have omitted some of the scholarly apparatus from this table of contents, such as Acknowledgements, the Index, etc.

Introduction

I. THE FAIRY TALE

1. The Work of the Brothers Grimm
2. The Types of Story
3. The History of the Tales
4. The Question of Meaning
-Appendix:
.....--Tale Numbers and Names
.....--Classification of Tales According to Type
.....--Classification of Tales According to Origin

II. BIOS AND MYTHOS

1. Sociological and Psychological Schools of Interpretation
2. The Biological Function of Myth
3. The Image of a Second Birth
4. The Anxiety of the Misborn

III. PRIMITIVE MAN AS METAPHYSICIAN

1. Tender- and Tough-Minded Thinking
2. The Image and Its Meaning
3. Imagery of the Manifold and Its "Cause"
4. The "Cause" Understood as Absolutely Unknown
5. Theology as a Misreading of Mythology
6. Esoteric and Exoteric Anthropology

IV. MYTHOGENESIS

1. An American Indian Legend
2. The Neolithic Background
3. The Paleolithic Background
4. The Psychological Base
5. The Personal Factor

V. THE SYMBOL WITHOUT MEANING

PART I

1. The Impact of Modern Science
2. The Mythic Forms of Archaic Civilization
.....a) The Proto-Neolithic
.....b) The Basal Neolithic
.....c) The High Neolithic
.........The Paleolithic-Neolithic Contrast
.....d) The Hieratic City State
3. Problem of the New Symbol Emergent

PART II

4. The Shaman and the Priest
5. The Wild Gander
6. Mythologies of Engagement and Disengagement
7. The Flight between Two Thoughts

VI. THE SECULARIZATION OF THE SACRED

1. The Tree in the Garden
2. Religions of Identity
3. Religions of Relationship
4. The European Graft
5. Eros, Agape, Amor
6. The Western Individual


Contents (C) 2006 James Baquet
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