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Tikkun: collected essays on poetry, myth, and literature

Tikkun refers to the Kabbalistic mythology associated with the Sephiroth, vessels created to contain the energies emanating from the divine (En-Sof). It is also the name of a new book by Evans Lansing Smith which brings together essays and reflections on the complex interrelationships between literature, film, art, mythology, and life gathered over the...

Parzival

"Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chrétien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of King Arthur to his ultimate achievement as King of...

The Grail Legend

"Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is profoundly relevant to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), 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."

Re-Visioning Psychology

"This groundbreaking classic explores the necessity of making connections between our life and soul and developing the main lines of the soul-making process. Hillman argues that modern science wrongly ignores religion; asserts the necessity of spirituality in psychology and the idea of soul-making; argues that modern psychology has wrongly ignored...

Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche

"This book is about the individual's journey to psychological wholeness, known in analytical psychology as the process of individuation. Edward Edinger traces the stages in this process and relates them to the search for meaning through encounters with symbolism in religion, myth, dreams, and art. For contemporary men and women,...

Melville’s Moby-Dick

The great American novel Moby-Dick describes symbolically Herman Melville's stormy spiritual voyage. It is also a profound expression of Western civilization in transition. Edward Edinger approaches Moby-Dick as a psychological document, a symbolic record of an intense inner experience which, like a dream, needs interpretation and elaboration of its images...

Dionysos: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life

No other god of the Greeks is as widely present in the monuments and nature of Greece and Italy, in the sensuous tradition of antiquity, as Dionysos. In myth and image, in visionary experience and ritual representation, the Greeks possessed a complete expression of indestructible life, the essence of Dionysos....

The Mirror of the Gods: How the Renaissance Artists Rediscovered the Pagan Gods

By the end of the 15th century, the remains of the ancient gods littered the landscape of Western Europe. Christianity had erased the religions of ancient Greece and Rome and most Europeans believed the destruction of classical art was God's judgment on the pagan deities. How, then, did European artists...

Mythical Figures: Uniform Edition of the Writings of James Hillman, Vol. 6 (James Hillman Uniform Edition)

This volume collects Hillman's papers and lectures on the main figures of mythology, including Dionysus, Oedipus, Moses, Mars, and Athene: "Dionysus in Jung's Writings"; "Athene, Ananke, and the Necessity of Abnormal Psychology"; "The Inside of Strategies: Athene"; "Abandoning the Child"; "Wars, Arms, Rams, Mars"; "... And Huge Is Ugly: Zeus...

In Search of the Lost Feminine: Decoding the Myths That Radically Reshaped Civilization

Here, for the first time, an author weaves together threads that explain the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which women and the environment were at the center, a loss that has dramatically influenced 3,500 years of Western history.

Iron John

In this timeless and deeply learned classic, poet and translator Robert Bly offers nothing less than a new vision of what it means to be a man. Bly's vision is based on his ongoing work with men, as well as on reflections on his own life. He addresses the devastating...

Pagan Meditations: The Worlds of Aphrodite, Artemis, and Hestia

This book is Paris's contribution to "imaginative" feminism. A work of Archetypal Psychology. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to meditate or recollect the Divine in daily life. Also highly recommended for university libraries; theater, speech and communications collections; and for classical and psychological studies. Reviews for Ginette Paris’ Archetypal...

Sacred Mysteries: Myths About Couples in Quest

We should remember that for the ancients, the underworld was both infernal and Elysian; it was a dual realm, part hell, and part heaven. Like marriage. Like any relationship that lasts longer than three months. Sacred Mysteries explores the wonderful treasury of myths and folktales about marriage bequeathed to us...

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. She is the Wild Woman, who represents the instinctual nature of women. But she is an endangered species. For though the gifts of wildish nature belong to us at birth, society’s attempt to...

Alchemy: An Introduction to the Symbolism and the Psychology

It was the genius of Carl Jung to discover in the "holy technique" of alchemy a parallel to the psychological individuation process. Alchemy: An Introduction To The Symbolism And The Psychology completely demystifies the subject. Designed as an introduction to Jung's more detailed studies, and profusely illustrated, Alchemy is a...

Analects

Confucius (also known as Kong Qiu, , and Kong Zhong Ni, , 551 - 479 BC) was a prominent, if not the most influential, philosopher of China. His teachings have been fundamental to the Chinese civilization and culture for over two and half millennia. The Analects was written and compiled...

The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious

Essays which state the fundamentals of Jung's psychological system: "On the Psychology of the Unconscious" and "The Relations Between the Ego and the Unconscious," with their original versions in an appendix.

The Art of War

Regarded as the world's oldest military treatise, this compact volume has instructed officers and tacticians for more than 2,000 years. From its origins in China, The Art of War traveled the world to inform the strategies of Napoleon and World War II generals. More recently, it has taken on a new life as...

The Awakening of Intelligence

This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti’s teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher’s thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of ‘cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and...

The Birth of Tragedy

The Birth of Tragedy itself is structured around an explanation of the rise of literature in Greek culture. The artistic impulse first manifests itself with the invention of the pantheon of Olympic gods, then with the parallel creations of the Apollonian epic and Dionysian lyric verse. These two forms are...

The Elementary Forms of Religious Life

In The Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912), Emile Durkheim sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. For Durkheim, studying Aboriginal religion was a way "to...

How Natives Think

In this work, first published as "Les Fonctions Mentales dans les Societes Inferieures," Levy-Bruhl speculated about what he posited as the two basic mindsets of mankind; "primitive" and "Western." The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality, but rather uses "mystical participation" to manipulate the world. According to...

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