The Mythic Journey

Use Myths, Fairy Tales, and Folklore to Explain Life's Mysteries

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Book Details

Pages

240 Pages

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

03/01/2017

ISBN

978-1-57863-616-7

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Juliet Sharman-Burke

  • Author Liz Greene

    Liz Greene is the cofounder of the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London and a contributor to the most respected astrology site on the web, www.astro.com. She holds a doctorate in psychology and is a qualified Jungian analyst. She also holds a diploma in counseling from the Centre for Transpersonal Psychology in London and a diploma from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, of which she is a lifetime patron. She is the author of many books on astrological, psychological, and mythological themes, which have been translated into a number of languages, including Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil, Astrology for Lovers, The Astrology of Fate, The Mythic Tarot (with Juliet Sharman-Burke), and The Astrological Neptune.

Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters, and Native American warriors–they all have lessons to teach us.

Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales, and fables to explain life’s mysteries. Bringing a fresh perspective to these age-old tales, Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke reveal how seekers today can find comfort and support in the legends and lore of the past.

The Mythic Journey explores the psychological themes of many mythical traditions, recounting stories from Greco-Roman, Hebraic, Egyptian, Celtic, Norse, and various Eastern civilizations. More than 50 myths are beautifully retold, and each is followed by a psychological overview explaining how we can apply the story to our own lives.

The Mythic Journey is a handbook for human life, guiding readers from the conflicts of family and childhood, through problems of love, intimacy, and ambition, and ultimately to the point when we must face our own mortality. We discover that true self knowledge comes through facing life’s challenges with courage and strength; that beauty, talent, power, and wealth bring their own forms of suffering; and that in the darkness of loneliness, failure, and loss, we have always discovered new light and new hope.

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