Explore the creative explosion that marked the beginning of modern human culture

It is evident that "Primitive Art," both in the mythic and mystical modes, is eloquent of the experience of an intelligible dimension beyond the sight of the physical eye. -- Joseph Campbell

In this next installment in the release of the Historical Atlas of World Mythology -- Digital Edition, Joseph Campbell examines the role of the visual arts in embodying the beliefs and myths of the earliest modern humans. He shows that the cave paintings, rock sculptures, and other art that has come down to us from the dawn of the Stone Age express the very human impulse to give form to the great mystery of our existence.

Joseph Campbell's multivolume Historical Atlas of World Mythology, his magnum opus, marked the culmination of his brilliant career as scholar, writer, teacher, and one of the foremost interpreters of our most sacred traditions.

Campbell described his work as an attempt to tell humankind's "One Great Story" -- our saga of spiritual awakening and the subsequent development of the many different mythological perspectives that have shaped us throughout time. His central theme is that our seemingly disparate spiritual traditions are neither discrete nor unique, but rather each is simply an "ethnic manifestation" of one or another of those "elemental ideals" that have forever transfixed the human psyche.

The Historical Atlas of World Mythology (Digital Edition)

Volume I: The Way of the Animal Powers

• I.A: Prologue -- Creation Myths (

• I.B - The Living Ground (COMING 2018)

• I.C - The Peopling of the Earth (COMING 2018)

• I.D - Early Hunters of the Open Plains (

• I.E: Living Peoples of the Equatorial Forest (

• I.F: Art as Revelation (NOW AVAILABLE!)

• I.G - Mythologies of the Great Hunt: Australia, Siberia, and the Americas

• I.H - Twilight of the Great Hunt: North America

Volume II: The Way of the Seeded Earth (COMING SOON)

• II.A - Prologue

• II.B - The Sacrifice: The Prime Symbol

• II.C - Agricultural Origins in the Americas

• II.D - The American Northeast Woodland

• II.E - The American Southeast

• II.F - The Mesoamerican Matrix

• II.G - The South American Rain Forest

• II.H - The Pacific Coast of South America

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