Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests

Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests

Description

One of the most persistent themes in myth and legend from the world's many cultures is that of the journey, the quest. In Mythical Journeys, Legendary Quests, noted writer on the topic, Moyra Caldecott, shows the connection between the sacred, mythic journeys as found in legend and story, and the real journey of the individual soul towards enlightenment.

This perennial quest for reassurance in the face of human mortality is spread as wide as our existence on the planet and throughout history. Indeed Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell have shown us that myth and legend are not just fantasy tales for children. They are powerful expressions, in code, of a deep yearning towards an understanding of human existence.

Moyra Caldecott has selected material from many cultures to illustrate this point: from ancient Egypt and Sumeria to aboriginal Australia, pre-Columbian America, Vietnam, India, Africa and Europe. With each legend retold, Moyra provides background on its origin and a commentary on its meaning and significance.


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Details

Author(s)
Moyra Caldecott
Format
Hardback | 184 pages
Dimensions
139.7 x 215.9 x 14.22mm | 371.95g
Publication date
04 Sep 2018
Publisher
Mushroom Publishing
Imprint
Bladud Books
Publication City/Country
Bath, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1843194198
ISBN13
9781843194194