The Mythic Imagination: The Quest for Meaning Through Personal Mythology

cover of The Mythic Imagination: The Quest for Meaning Through Personal Mythologyauthor: Stephen Larsen Ph.D.
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0892815744
binding: Paperback
list price: $16.95 USD
amazon price: $12.44 USD


Student and authorized biographer of Joseph Campbell, Larsen teaches us how to bring myth into our lives. *Reissue of the Bantam bestseller. Mythology is the universal tongue of human imagination. As a tool for self-discovery, mythology is also a way of gaining access to the secrets of the psyche. The Mythic Imagination is a quest for the ancient source of vision and meaning in the world of dream, myth, and archetype. In the footsteps of Joseph Campbell, Stephen Larsen guides the reader on a journey through the mythic landscape of the psyche. His insight is that all of us, at one time or another, are engaged in creating personal mythologies that reflect the larger myths of the culture and our own deepest desires and aspirations. This book is a guide for bringing the deeper mythic structures of experience into awareness, for learning to recognize the archetypal content embedded in our dreams and daydreams, feelings, beliefs, relationships, conscious creations, and behavior.

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