I want this book so bad! The amazing, best-selling exploration of world myth and the individual soul's development that has changed millions of lives and was the focus of the recent Bill Moyers special on PBS. In this book Campbell reveals the basis of the monomyth theory which deeply influences the mythologic and folkloric studies.
Pres. Lincoln, one of my childhood 'heroes', remains so to this day. This book is excellent; I was a bit surprised to learn that he was quite the 'micro-manager' as Cdr-in-Chief however.
Its mysterious symbols and rituals had been used in secret for centuries before Freemasonry revealed itself in London in 1717. Once known, Freemasonry spread throughout the world and attracted kings, emperors, and statesmen to take its sacred oaths. It also attracted great revolutionaries such as George Washington and Sam Houston in America, Juarez in Mexico, Garibaldi in Italy, and Bolivar in South America. It was outlawed over the centuries by Hitler, Mussolini, and the Ayatollah Khomeini.