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    The Power Of Myth by Joseph Campbell

    The noted mythologist discusses the relationship of ancient myths to modern life, including discussions of recent heros, tales of love and marriage, the power of myth, and mythic themes.

    Classical Mythology by Mark P O ; Lenardon, Robert J Morford

    The authors introduce the Greek & Roman myths of creation, myths of the gods. Greek sagas & local legends, & contemporary therories about the myths. They draw extensively on Homer, Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, the lyric poets & tragedians, Vergil, and Ovid. They also provide many translations & paraphrases of the original passages. They go onto describe and illustrate the survival of myths in literature, art, music, and film.

    The Sacred and The Profane by Mircea Eliade

    A highly original and scholarly work on spirituality by noted historian Mircea Eliade   In The Sacred and the Profane , Mircea Eliade observes that while contemporary people believe their world is entirely profane, or secular, they still at times find themselves connected unconsciously to the memory of something sacred. It's this premise that both drives Eliade's exhaustive exploration of the sacred—as it has manifested in space, time, nature and the cosmos, and life itself—and buttresses his expansive view of the human experience. 

    The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross by John M Allegro

    Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion -- The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity -- The living power of cultic rites and symbols -- The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity -- The secret meaning of biblical myths -- The language of religion that links us to our ancestors. The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's questthrough a family tree of languages to find the truth about where Christianity came from.

    Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung

    Explores Jung's psychological concepts regarding the nature, function and importance of man's symbols as they appear on both the conscious and subconscious level.

    Foxfire 2 by Eliot Wigginton

    Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin's, Wagon Making and More Affairs of Plain Living The "Foxfire" books began as a student-produced magazine in 1966 that contains stories and interviews from elders in their rural Southern Appalachian community.  The books are anthology collections of material from The Foxfire Magazine , edited and published by Eliot Wigginton.

    Oedipus and Akhnaton by Immanuel Velikovsky

    Immanuel Velikovsky identifies the scene and all the personages of the Greek Oedipus legend with the life patterns of the family of the Egyptian King Akhnaton, reputedly the first monotheist during the most famous period of Egyptian history

    Lost Book Of Enki by Zecharia Sitchin

    Reveals the identity of mankind's ancient gods, from the perspective of Lord Enki, an Anunnaki leader revered in antiquity as a god, who tells the story of these extraterrestrials' arrival on Earth from the planet Nibiru.

    Atlantis by Ignatius Donnelly

    Unicorns I Have Known by Robert Vavra

    The Woman's Encyclopedia Of Myths and Secrets by Barbara G Walker

    Creative Mythology by Joseph Campbell

    The Myth Of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade

    Myths To Live By by Joseph Campbell

    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 process from the primitive past to the immediate present, retuning always to the source from which all mythology springs: the creative imagination. Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the Earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere.

    Masks Of God by Joseph Campbell

    Studies the development of man's philosophical views of supreme beings in primitive, Eastern, and Western culture.

    Hamlet's Mill by Giorgio De; Dechen, Hertha Von Santillana

    Originally published: Boston : Gambit, 1969. Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-484) and index.

    The Inner Reaches Of Outer Space by Joseph Campbell

    A major new statement by Joseph Campbell, recipient of the 1985 Medal of Honor for Literature from the National Arts Club, in which he articulates for the first time the fundamental precis of his pioneering work in mythology and comparative religion. Drawing on his many years of cross-cultural scholarship...

    Historical Atlas Of World Mythology by Joseph Campbell

    The Historical Atlas of World Mythology is a multi-volume series of books by Joseph Campbell that traces developments in humankind's mythological symbols and stories from pre-history forward. Campbell is perhaps best known as a comparativist who focused on universal themes and motifs in human culture. He first conceived of The Historical Atlas in the late 1970s as an extension of his works, The Mythic Image and The Masks of God.

    He Walked the Americas by L Taylor Hansen

    Almost two thousand years ago a mysterious white man walked from tribe to tribe among the American Nations. He came to Peru from the Pacific, He traveled through South and Central America, among the Mayans, into Mexico and all of North America, then back to ancient Tula, from whence he departed across the Atlantic to the land of his origin. Who was this white Prophet who spoke a thousand languages, healed the sick, raised the dead, and taught in the same words as Jesus himself? These are true Indian legends, gathered during twenty-five years of research by L. Taylor Hansen, archaeologist, from many different tribes all over the Americas.This is a book that will back up the New Testament of the East, with the Christian Indian legends of the West. In this book is proof that the Savior came not only to one continent, but to all the world.

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