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The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 17: The Development of Personality (Collected Works of C.G. Jung, 58)

Originally titled The Integration of the Personality, this title was part of Joseph Campbell's Sarah Lawrence Reading List. The work includes papers on child psychology, education, and individuation, underlining the overwhelming importance of parents and teachers in the genesis of the intellectual, feeling, and emotional disorders of childhood. The final...

The Interpretation of Dreams

The Interpretation of Dreams is a book by psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud. The publication inaugurated the theory of Freudian dream analysis and introduces his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation.

Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely...

The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History

First published in English in 1954, this founding work of the history of religions secured the North American reputation of the Romanian émigré-scholar Mircea Eliade. Making reference to an astonishing number of cultures and drawing on scholarship published in no fewer than half a dozen European languages, The Myth of the...

The Origins of the World’s Mythologies

"Not since Frazer's Golden Bough has anyone achieved such a grand synthesis of world mythology. Boldly swimming upstream against the present scholarly emphasis on difference and context, Witzel assembles massive evidence for a single, prehistoric, Ur-mythology. An astonishing book."--Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions...

Patterns of Culture

"Unique and important . . . Patterns of Culture is a signpost on the road to a freer and more tolerant life." -- New York Times A remarkable introduction to cultural studies, Patterns of Culture is an eloquent declaration of the role of culture in shaping human life. In this...

The Perennial Philosophy

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions." With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths,...

Race, Language, and Culture

This volume is a collection of the most important essays written by Franz Boas on the science of anthropology. "Franz Boas is the father of American anthropology and one of the founders of the field of modern anthropology. The book, Race, Language, and Culture, is a collection of some of his...

The Rise of Modern Mythology, 1680-1860

In this critical history of the rise and development of interest in myth from 1680 to 1860, sixty selections from authors of the period show how most of the current theories about myth were ""anticipated, indeed proposed, debated, analyzed, and elaborated"" during these years. The authors provide critical introductions with...

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy

First published in 1951, Shamanism soon became the standard work in the study of this mysterious and fascinating phenomenon. Writing as the founder of the modern study of the history of religion, Romanian émigré--scholar Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) surveys the practice of Shamanism over two and a half millennia of human history, moving...

They Wrote on Clay: The Babylonian Tablets Speak Today

Edward Chiera was a competent and respected scholar possessed of an ardent desire to make his research readily and entertainingly available to laymen. More remarkable, Chiera had extraordinary gifts to equal to his desire. They Wrote on Clay combines fascinatingly the fruits of sound and painstaking archeology with the natural-born storyteller's...

Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex

Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex, is a 1905 work by Sigmund Freud which advanced his theory of sexuality, in particular its relation to childhood. Freud sought to link to his theory of the unconscious put forward in The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) and his work on hysteria by...

Totem and Taboo

Totem and Taboo (German: Totem und Tabu: Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker) is a 1913 book by Sigmund Freud, in which the author applies psychoanalysis to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and the study of religion. It is a collection of four essays inspired by the...

The Undiscovered Self: The Dilemma of the Individual in Modern Society

In this challenging and provocative work, Dr. Carl Jung—one of history’s greatest  minds—argues that civilization’s future depends on our ability as individuals to resist the collective forces of society. Only by gaining an awareness and understanding of one’s unconscious mind and true, inner nature—“the undiscovered self”—can we as individuals acquire...

The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World

Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive? Anthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis leads us on a thrilling journey to celebrate the wisdom of the world’s indigenous cultures. In Polynesia we set sail with navigators whose ancestors...

The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety

We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and...

Zen in the Art of Archery

A classic work on Eastern philosophy, Zen in the Art of Archery is a charming and deeply illuminating story of one man’s experience with Zen. Eugen Herrigel, a German professor of Philosophy in Tokyo, took up the study of archery as a step toward an understanding of Zen Buddhism. This book is...

Paths to the Power of Myth: Joseph Campbell and the Study of Religion

Noel presents "a compelling analysis of one of this century's great teachers" (Spiritual Studies Center Book News)--"a welcome academic response to the tremendous public appeal of Campbell's conversations with Bill Moyers" ( Harvest: Journal for Jungian Studies). Contributors include Harold G. Coward, Wendy Doniger, Robert A. Segal, Walter B. Gulick,...

African Folktales and Sculpture

A representative collection of eighty-one myths and folktales chosen from the oral tradition of the peoples of Africa south of the Sahara. Originally published in 1964.

African Genesis: A Personal Investigation into the Animal Origins and Nature of Man

In 1955 on a visit to South Africa, Robert Ardrey became aware of the growing evidence that man had evolved on the African continent from carnivorous, predatory stock, who had also, long before man, achieved the use of weapons. A dramatist, Ardrey's interest in the African discoveries sprang less from...

The Book of Tea

An elegant and intellectual work, “The Book of Tea” was written in 1906 by Okakura Kakuzo, a brilliant Japanese man with an early education in English. Through his intimate knowledge of Japanese aesthetics and ability to effectively communicate them to a Western audience, Okakura is able to discuss ‘Teaism’ and...

Breath on the Mirror: Mythic Voices & Visions of the Living Maya

This book shows the myths of the contemporary Maya of Guatemala in tales of tricksters, lords of the underworld, warriors, kings, Spanish invaders and missionaries, and even anthropologists.

The Dance of Shiva

"Written in the early twentieth century, The Dance of Shiva was a remarkable book for its time. It discussed in depth the unique nature of the Indian ethos, understood by so few in the Western world and misinterpreted by so many. A collection of fourteen lectures, these essays on Indian...

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