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Yes indeed, I'm very familiar with the works of Joseph Campbell. I've seen all his video series and heard all his audio lectures and read a few of his books.I would highly recommend Joseph Campbell's , The Power of Myth, for a starter book and that will lead you to other work that he's done, all of which are excellent in their own right.
Very helpful, thanks!You'll also see Juantoo3 posting here and there. Just PM him and ask about what he recommends in this area. He's more familiar with others who haver written in this area, such as Frazier, who is considered to have been the greastest of the early multiculturalists. If you could find a copy of Ruth Benedict's book, Patterns of Culture, that is also excellent...as is anything written by Mircea Eliade.
My thanks to flow for the brief intro, and my apologies for having missed this thread.Can anyone recommend any good comparative mythology books, documentaries, or lectures?
A book I've read recently entitled 'Comparative Mythology' by Jaan Puhvel is definitely worth reading. Although it only compares Indo-european mythology, rather than all mythologies. It's a difficult read, in palaces, with loads of scholarly etymological stuff, although after dipping into to it a few more times, I've got quite a lot of info out of it.