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Myths of Light:
Eastern Metaphors of the Eternal
by Joseph Campbell


Table of Contents

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

Editor's Foreword

Introduction: The Humbling of Indra

Chapter I: The Birth of Brahman

Interpreting Oriental Myth
.....-West and East
.....-I and Thou
.....-The Myth of the Lights

The Ever-Burning Sacrifice
.....-The Vedas
.....-The Face of Glory

Chapter II: The Jiva's Journey

The Mystical Tradition of India
.....-Raja Yoga: The Serpent of the Cakras
.....-Yoga of the Body, Mind, and Heart

The Round of Sorrow
.....-Birth and Rebirth
.....-The Horror

The World Soul
.....-Destroyers and Creators

The Individual in Oriental Myth
.....-The Mask and the Actor
.....-Agents of the Eternal

The Imagery of Rebirth Yoga
.....-The Journey to the Sun's Door
.....-Hearing the Intermediate State: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

Creativity in Oriental Myth
.....-Avatars of Light: Indian Art
.....-Light and Dark: East Asian Art

Chapter III: Vessels to the Farther Shore

Jainism: The Path of Withdrawal

Hinduism: The Pursuit and Escape of Dharma
.....-Impersonal Divinity
.....-Dharma and Sat
.....-The Stages of Life

Buddhism: The Flower of the World
.....-The Life of the Buddha

Envoy: The Tiger in the Depths

The Cry of the Buddha Child

The Tigers and the Goats

Contents (C) 2006 James Baquet


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