The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Melbourne Lodge


Explore the wisdom of mythology through the writings of several authors.

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Campbell, Joseph The Hero With a Thousand Faces (World 1956)
  • Campbell, Joseph The Masks of God Vols. 1-3 (Secker and Warburg 1959)
  • Campbell, Joseph Myths to Live By (Bantam 1973)
  • Ellwood, Robert S. The Politics of Myth: A Study of C.G. Jung, Mircea Eliade and Joseph Campbell (SUNY Press 1999)
  • Hodson, Geoffrey The Concealed Wisdom in World Mythology (TPH 1983)
  • Jung, Carl G. Man and His Symbols (Aldus Books 1964)
  • Mills, Joy The Myths of Our Lives [study guide available from TS in Australia]
  • Mountford, Charles Before Time Began (Australian Aboriginal myths) (Thomas Nelson 1976)
  • Pearson, Carol The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (Harper & Row 1986)
  • Santillana, G. and H. v. Dechend Hamlet’s Mill: An Essay Investigating the Origins of Human Knowledge and its Transmission Through Myth (David R. Godine Publisher Inc.1977/1999)


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