Living Myth: Personal Meaning as a Way of Life

English | June 25th, 2019 | ISBN: 1570626847 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 6.91 MB


English | June 25th, 2019 | ISBN: 1570626847 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 6.91 MB
Living Myth explores the dilemma of how to live life creatively at a time when the dominant myths of our culture are losing their power to give meaning to our lives. Using C. G. Jung’s idea of discovering a “personal myth,” D. Stephenson Bond reflects on the psychology of mythic imagination, as a force in both culture and individual life. He argues that meaning is experienced subjectively through the stirring of imagination and fantasy in the individual, which touches the larger impersonal, archetypal patterns. The book offers hopeful insights into the possibilities of cultural renewal and individual meaning through the restoration of the imagination.

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