Tag Archives: myth

Review – Mabinogion Tetralogy, by Evangeline Walton

Mabinogion Tetralogy, by Evangline Walton. Overlook. 2003. This is an under-appreciated work of fantasy. It’s based on the Mabinogion, a set of Celtic myths found in Welsh documents. The version I bought 25 years ago was in four separate volumes, … Continue reading

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Review – Mythology, by Edith Hamilton

Mythology, by Edith Hamilton. Back Bay Books, 1998.  Hamilton works through the basic myths, mostly from Greek and Roman sources. Topics include “The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest Heroes”, “Stories of Love and Adventure”, “The Great Heroes before the … Continue reading

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Review – Transformation, by Robert A. Johnson

Transformation: Understanding the Three Levels of Masculine Consciousness,Robert A. Johnson, HarperOne, 1993. Johnson uses three myths to talk about masculinity: Don Quixote represents simple consciousness, living in the inner mythical world; Hamlet represents “modern existential life”; and Faust represents man … Continue reading

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Review – “He” and “We”, by Robert A. Johnson

Want a taste of Jungian psychology but don’t want to spend $100+ and wait 3 months for The Red Book? Robert A. Johnson gives a quick taste of a Jungian approach. He: Understanding Masculine Psychology, by Robert A. Johnson. Harper, … Continue reading

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Review – Your Mythic Journey

Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life through Writing and Storytelling, Sam Keen and Anne Valley-Fox. J.P. Tarcher, 1989. Ways to think about your life as a story. (Reviewed Nov., ’02)

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