Myths are more than entertaining folklore: they are sacred stories that help pass on a culture’s ideology, world view, and customs. Focusing on humankind’s relationship to the natural and supernatural world, myths offer interpretations on what it means to be human. Studying the myths of our ancestors around the globe can help us connect to the universal human condition, and creating new myths for ourselves help us make sense of and gain power from our lived experiences.
What is a properly functioning mythology and what are its functions? Can we use myths to help relieve our modern anxiety, or do they help foster it? In Myths to Live by, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making...
How to think mythically and sense archetypally to better understand our shared humanity, yet honor the diverse ways we live and make meaning. Australian-born Lithuanian Kristina Dryza is recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists and is also an archetypal consultant and author.
Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human creativity from antiquity to the present.