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Awaken to Your True Self: Why You’re Still Stuck and How to Break Through

Andrew Daniel's Awaken to Your True Self: Why You're Still Stuck and How to Break Through incorporates ideas of mythology and the hero's journey for personal transformation. The book includes quotes Campbell, who Daniel names as a primary inspiration to his work. If you're interested in learning more about how...

Time Crime

THE FUTURE IS THE PAST. AND THE PAST IS UNDER SIEGE. The architecture of Time itself is threatened and only Mr. Z.'s shrewd powers of observation, keenness for cosmic lore and psi-powered courage can avert irreversible, destiny-shattering, world-destroying calamity. Welcome to TIME CRIME, a sci-fi thriller featuring an irregular, mythologically-astute...

Archetypal Figures in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”: Hemingway on Flight and Hospitality

Peer-reviewed archetypal/mythic literary analysis, published by Kent State University Press. The analysis of three recurring and related literary figures—the host, the guest, and the nemesis figure in pursuit of the guest—is key to illuminating not only the enigmas inherent in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" but also the mythic dimensions of...

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

"In this classic scripture of Tibetan Buddhism—traditionally read aloud to the dying to help them attain liberation—death and rebirth are seen as a process that provides an opportunity to recognize the true nature of mind. This translation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead emphasizes the practical advice that the book offers...

Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

"The first Tibetan to attain complete enlightenment was in all probability the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, the closest disciple of Padmasambhava, the master who brought Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. This classical text is not only a biography but also an inspiring example of how the Buddha's teaching can...

The Medusa Reader

"Fascinating and terrifying, the Medusa story has long been a powerful signifier in culture with poets, feminists, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, political theorists, artists, writers, and others. Bringing together the essential passages and commentary about Medusa, The Medusa Reader traces her through the ages, from classical times through the Renaissance to the...

The Forty Rules of Love

  "The Forty Rules of Love is a novel written by Turkish author Elif Shafak, The book was published in March 2009. It is about Maulana Jalal-Ud-Din, known as Rumi and his companion Shams Tabrizi. This book explains how Shams transformed a scholar into a Sufi (mystic) through love."

Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians

"We are dealing here with a living literature," wrote Morris Edward Opler in his preface to Myths and Tales of the Chiricahua Apache Indians. First published in 1942 by the American Folk-Lore Society, this is another classic study by the author of Myths and Tales of the Jicarilla Apache Indians. Opler conducted...

The Secret of the Golden Flower: A Chinese Book of Life

The ancient Taoist text that forms the central part of this book was discovered by Wilhelm, who recognized it as essentially a practical guide to the integration of personality. Foreword and Appendix by C.G. Jung; illustrations. Translated by Cary F. Baynes.A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. This text was included...

The Artemis Archetype in Popular Culture

Many female figures in recent fiction, film, and television embody the Artemis archetype, modeled on the Greco-Roman goddess of the hunt. These characters are often identified as heroines and recognized as powerful and progressive pop icons. Some fit the image of the tough, resourceful female in a science fiction or...

Uncovering Anna Perenna: A Focused Study of Roman Myth and Culture

The figure of Anna Perenna embodies the complexity and richness of the Roman mythological tradition. In exploring Anna Perenna, the contributors apply different perspectives and critical methods to an array of compelling evidence drawn from central texts, monuments, coins, and inscriptions that encapsulate Rome's shifting artistic and political landscape. As...

Archives of Conjure

In Afrolatinx religious practices such as Cuban Espiritismo, Puerto Rican Santería, and Brazilian Candomblé, the dead tell stories. Communicating with and through mediums’ bodies, they give advice, make requests, and propose future rituals, creating a living archive that is coproduced by the dead. In this book, Solimar Otero explores how...

TechGnosis

In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate...

THE INNATENESS OF MYTH: A New Interpretation of Joseph Campbell’s Reception of C.G. Jung

In this book, based on extensive research in the Joseph Campbell Archive, Ritske Rensma shows that reflecting on C.G. Jung's influence on Campbell greatly furthers our understanding of these ideas, and that once this goal is achieved it becomes obvious that Campbell was a scholar whose ideas are still of...

USES OF COMPARATIVE MYTHOLOGY: Essays on the Work of Joseph Campbell

This book offers critical-interpretative essays on various aspects of the work of Joseph Campbell. It focuses on Campbell, the scope of his career, or his general point of view. The book discusses in depth and details specific questions, subjects, or themes in Campbell's work. Table of Contents Part I: The...

Christopher Doyle Explores Mythology

Christopher C. Doyle has carved a name for himself as the Indian equivalent of Dan Brown, a writer who creates thrillers based on Indian mythology. What sets him apart, perhaps, is that he is not looking to reinvent the way we read mythology like so many of his peers are....

Art and Friendship: Joseph Campbell and Angela Gregory in ‘A Dream and a Chisel’

Joseph Campbell and celebrated artist Angela Gregory met while they were both living in Paris, studying at the Sorbonne. Author Nancy L. Penrose details the initial encounters between the two in her book A Dream and a Chisel, as well as the experiences and conversations they shared during the season...

Eleusis
Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter

The Sanctuary of Eleusis, near Athens, was the center of a religious cult that endured for nearly two thousand years and whose initiates came from all parts of the civilized world. Looking at the tendency to "see visions," C. Kerenyi examines the Mysteries of Eleusis from the standpoint not only...

Gods and Games: Toward a New Mythology of Play

A deeply thoughtful, deeply irreverent look at the mythology of play, Gods and Games ties together Joseph Campbell’s approach to myth and religion with Johan Huizinga’s view of our species as Homo ludens — “Man the Game-player” — suggesting that play is a central aspect of the human spirit and...

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Integrative Spirituality: Religious Pluralism, Individuation, and Awakening

Author Comments: “Integrative Spirituality is written for persons who desire a spirituality that is informed by religious traditions, myth, Jungian depth psychology, contemplative yoga, and related modes of thought. As a synthetic thinker, I discuss the ideas and of leading-edge theologians, religious philosophers, yogis, and depth psychologists who have animated my...

The Lessons of Nature in Mythology

Synopsis: This examination of myths from around the world focuses on the role nature plays within mythology. Creation myths from myriad cultures recognized that life arose from natural elements, inextricably connecting human life to the natural world. Nature as portrayed in myth is unpredictable and destructive but also redemptive, providing...

The Hero’s Quest and the Cycles of Nature: An Ecological Interpretation of World Mythology

Synopsis: This examination of the heroic journey in world mythology casts the protagonist as a personification of nature--a "botanical hero" one might say--who begins the quest in a metaphorical seed-like state, then sprouts into a period of verdant strength. But the hero must face a mythic underworld where he or...

Myth, Fan Culture, and the Popular Appeal of Liminality in the Music of U2: A Love Story

More than an academic study of the rock band U2 and its fan community, Myth, Fan Culture, and the Popular Appeal of Liminality in the Music of U2: A Love Story is a meditation on the complex character of love. U2: A Love Story explores the band’s popular appeal through...

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