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Sabina Spielrein
Sabina Spielrein (August 2017)
The Woman and the Myth
Angela M. Sells - Author

Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.

Long stigmatized as Carl Jung’s hysterical mistress, Sabina Spielrein (1885–1942) was in fact a key figure in the history of psychoanalytic thought. Born into a Russian Jewish family, she was institutionalized at nineteen in Zurich and became Jung’s patient. Spielrein went on to earn a doctora...(Read More)
 
 
The Rebirth of the Hero
The Rebirth of the Hero (March 2013)
Mythology as a Guide to Spiritual Transformation
Keiron Le Grice - Author

Examines the hero archetype in mythology and popular film, and its significant role in both individual and cultural spiritual transformation.

In The Rebirth of the Hero, Keiron Le Grice draws on the ideas and life experiences of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Friedrich Nietzsche to explore the spiritual journey of the modern self, from existential crisis and the “awakening of the self” to th...(Read More)
 
 
Vampire God
Vampire God (October 2009)
The Allure of the Undead in Western Culture
Mary Y. Hallab - Author

Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.

It seems we’re awash in vampires these days, in everything from movies, television shows, and novels to role-playing games, rock bands, and breakfast cereals. But what accounts for their enduring popular appeal? In Vampire God, Mary Y. Hallab examines the mythic figure of the vamp...(Read More)
 
 
The Absence of Myth
The Absence of Myth (December 2005)
Sophia Heller - Author

Despite contemporary attempts to revive myth, this book argues that we are living in a world without myth and looks at what this means for humankind.

In this provocative work, Sophia Heller challenges the assumption that we cannot be without myth, that myth is necessary to vital, soulful living. Indeed, Heller argues, we have been living in a world without myth for a long time. The Absence of Myth examines the ...(Read More)
 
 
The Greek Concept of Nature
The Greek Concept of Nature (April 2005)
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.

In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis. Usually translated as nature, phusis has been decisive both for the early history of philosophy and for its subsequent developm...(Read More)
 
 
Tales for the Dying
Tales for the Dying (February 2003)
The Death Narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana
E. H. Rick Jarow - Author

Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.
Tales for the Dying explores the centrality of death and dying in the narrative of the Bhagavata-Purana, India’s great text of devotional theism, canonized as an integral part of the Vaisnava bhakti tradition. The text grapples with de...(Read More)
 
 
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins (September 2002)
Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Explores the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe.

In Aryans, Brahmins, Jews, Dorothy M. Figueira provides a fascinating account of the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. The myth concerns a race that inhabits a utopian past and gives rise first to Brahmin Indian culture and then to European culture...(Read More)
 
 
Have You Been to Delphi?
Have You Been to Delphi? (January 2001)
Tales of the Ancient Oracle for Modern Minds
Roger Lipsey - Author

A fascinating collection of tales and lore from the ancient Oracle at Delphi, this book provides both a collection of good stories and finds spiritual enlightenment weaved throughout these diverse offerings.

This book of tales of the ancient Oracle at Delphi, freshly interpreted from ancient literature, restores a lost wisdom tradition. This tradition is conveyed not through philosophical or religious exposition but thro...(Read More)
 
 
Everybody's Story
Everybody's Story (December 1999)
Wising Up to the Epic of Evolution
Loyal Rue - Author
Edward O. Wilson - Foreword by

This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.

In a compelling read for anyone interested in where we came from and where we're going, Everybody’s Story offers an exhilarating tour of natural history that illuminate...(Read More)
 
 
The Time of Memory
The Time of Memory (January 1999)
Charles E. Scott - Author

Explores the mythology of memory, involuntary memory, and the relation between time and memory in the context of questions prominent in contemporary thought.

The Time of Memory places emphasis on nonvoluntary memory and the mythology of memory in the context of questions that are prominent in contemporary thought. How do memories form experiences of origin and identity? How might we describe the functions of memory in thought or...(Read More)
 
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