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The myth. Comparative mythology

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  • A Short History of Mythby Karen Armstrong

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 23.95

    The history of myth is the history of humanity. Our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstrong's characteristically insightful and eloquent book serves as a brilliantly thought-provoking introduction. more...

  • When They Severed Earth from Skyby Elizabeth Wayland Barber; Paul T. Barber

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Why were Prometheus and Loki envisioned as chained to rocks? What was the Golden Calf? Why are mirrors believed to carry bad luck? How could anyone think that mortals like Perseus, Beowulf, and St. George actually fought dragons, since dragons don't exist? Strange though they sound, however, these "myths" did not begin as fiction. This absorbing... more...

  • The Implied Spider Updated with a New Prefaceby Wendy Doniger

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Wendy Doniger's foundational study is both modern in its engagement with a diverse range of religions and refreshingly classic in its transhistorical, cross-cultural approach. By responsibly analyzing patterns and themes across context, Doniger reinvigorates the comparative reading of religion, tapping into a wealth of narrative traditions, from... more...

  • Totemsby Brad Steiger

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Discover the secrets of animal totems and their sacred, transformative powers. Among traditional Native Americans and other tribal peoples, totems are the enduring animal symbols that allow these peoples to explore the mysteries of life and the spirit world. from the graceful Antelope to the aggressive Cougarto the wise and peaceful Turtle, each... more...

  • Mysteries of the Dark Moonby Demetra George

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Exploring the mystery, wisdom, and power of the dark phase of the moon's cycle--a lunar-based model for moving through the dark times in our lives with understanding, consciousness, and faith in renewal. The moon's dark phase has traditionally been a time of fear and superstition, a time associated with death and isolation. The mythical embodiment... more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 18.99

    Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its... more...

  • Once and Future Mythsby Phil Cousineau

    Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 24.95

    Drawing from history, movies, pop culture, and his own life experience, filmmaker and writer Phil Cousineau shows how ancient myths continue to affect and shape our contemporary lives. Each chapter moves from the ancient to the modern, from the once, to the now, to the future. Chapters include both retellings of classical myths--Sisyphus, Odysseus,... more...

  • Primal Mythsby Barbara C. Sproul

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    A comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American. more...

  • The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Centerby Liz Simpson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    The most comprehensive work on labyrinths yet written. more...

  • Missing Usby Ph.D Ryan LaMothe

    Jason Aronson, Inc. 2013; US$ 64.99

    A foundational premise in this book is that the question and struggle of the 21st century for people in Western societies is one of community. To be relevant and helpful, psychological and, in particular, psychoanalytic theories must consider this question and struggle. This unique and valuable book seeks to reframe psychoanalytic theory and practice... more...