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The Dragon's Ambivalent Sacrifice

The Dragon's Ambivalent Sacrifice

The Dragon's Ambivalent Sacrifice

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Publisher: Those Johnson Girls

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Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 246

Number of Views: 1483

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After years of abuse, she believed she was worth nothing. But when she is sacrificed to a dragon she becomes his treasure. Born of violence, Beryl is the biggest and brawniest of his dragon shifter brothers. His beast loves a good fight and has been nicknamed The Hulk after his heroes; Incredible and Hogan. When his last fight gets out of control and his dragon nearly kills another shifter, he knows the only thing that will wrangle the beast is a female sacrifice. However, when the human he’s destined to mate with arrives, she’s small and meek and cringes from his touch. With a prostitute as a mother and a pimp as a boyfriend, Poppy is all too familiar with the violent tendencies of the opposite sex. The unsightly spots on her skin make her unsuitable for work on the streets. Her lack of skills in the kitchen disqualify her as a domestic goddess. So when she is sacrificed to a fire breathing dragon, she’s certain it’s as a late night snack. Though the hulking man’s gentle touch awakens a desire she’s never felt before, his brutish ways aggravate the wounds she keeps hidden. Beryl realizes he can’t continue to brawl and earn his timid mate’s trust. He’s willing to be patient, but with each day she isn’t claimed, his beast gets worse and other shifters become more of a threat. To accept Beryl’s claim, Poppy will need to overcome her past and learn to love herself, something she’s not sure she could ever do -even for the gentle giant she’s falling for. If you love alpha male shifters, fated mates, and steamy romance with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, then you don’t want to miss The Last Dragons series!


The Dragon's Rebellious Sacrifice

The Dragon's Rebellious Sacrifice

The Dragon's Rebellious Sacrifice

Author: Ines Johnson

Publisher: Those Johnson Girls

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 210

Number of Views: 1760

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In a world where she had no autonomy over her body, she refused to bend. But when she is sacrificed to a dragon, she’ll become eager to submit. When Rose Bishop and her twin sister go on the latest in an endless line of casting calls, neither dreams their next role will be that of real-life damsels in distress. Kidnapped and taken to another realm, they come face to face with men who turn into dragons. Dragon shifter Ilia has called dibs on the last couple of women that have come beyond the Veil. Unfortunately, none of his brothers have respected his dibs. When the latest arrivals are delivered, Ilia's certain he’s finally found the perfect match. So why does his future mate’s sister make his beast feel consumed with a fiery heat of desire? When one of the shifters claims Rose's sister is his mate, Rose is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect her and her twin. But safeguarding her heart won’t be quite so easy when her new brother-to-be can’t seem to take his golden gaze, or his hands, off Rose? Though she can't seem to form the words to give Ilia explicit consent, she also can't seem to get enough of his delicious kisses and seductive touches. It takes Ilia only one encounter to realize the sister he truly wants is Rose. But why can't she admit the fact of her desire for him as well? Lucky for Rose, Ilia is fluent in the language of safewords and knows exactly how to push her limits to get her to admit what she truly wants. Just when Ilia has everything he's ever dreamed of within his grasp, a menace from his past threatens his chance at love as well as his humanity. If you love alpha male shifters, fated mates, and steamy romance with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, then you don’t want to miss The Last Dragons series!


The Dragon's Reluctant Sacrifice

The Dragon's Reluctant Sacrifice

The Dragon's Reluctant Sacrifice

Author: Ines Johnson

Publisher: Those Johnson Girls

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 220

Number of Views: 1327

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Diagnosed with an incurable disease, she thought her life was over. When she is sacrificed to a dragon, she learns it has only just begun... The day Chrysanthemum Jones goes to exact revenge on the man responsible for her sister’s death is the day she knows will be her last. Instead, she finds herself stolen away to another dimension and sacrificed to a real live dragon. Rather than a cave full of gold, this dragon’s lair is a throwback to the 1980's complete with pixelated video games, unwound VHS tapes, and animal print spandex. And the mythical creature in question is totally more sex on a stick than Smaug. Schweet! As one of the last dragon shifters beyond the Veil, Corun is desperate to control the beast inside of him. The only thing guaranteed to keep the dragon under control is the surrender of a human female. But sacrificial offerings have been in short supply since his realm was cut off from Earth -something or other about women's liberation? So when a sacrifice turns up on his doorstep, Corun should be elated. But as totally tubular as Chryssie’s curves are, her health is fragile and he fears she wouldn’t survive the claiming that would soothe his beast. Death has never bothered Chryssie. With an incurable, hereditary disease, she's been prepared to die her whole life. Now she has a chance to lose her V card and birth dragon babies before she goes? Talk about bad ass exits. Count her in! She just needs to get her sexy dragon shifter on board and in bed. As Corun becomes more attached to his sassy little human, his beast roars that Chryssie is his and pushes to claim her. If he doesn’t claim her and soothe the beast inside of him, he will become stuck in dragon form for the rest of his life. However, if he does claim her, the birth of his offspring could be the last day of her life. If you love alpha male shifters, fated mates, and steamy romance with a touch of 80’s nostalgia, then you don’t want to miss The Last Dragons series!


The Dragon in the West

The Dragon in the West

The Dragon in the West

Author: Daniel Ogden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0192565877

Category: History

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1777

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An exploration of how the image and idea of the dragon has evolved through history How did the dragon get its wings? Everyone in the modern West has a clear idea of what a dragon looks like and of the sorts of stories it inhabits, not least devotees of the fantasies of J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, and George R. R. Martin. A cross between a snake and some fearsome mammal, often sporting colossal wings, they live in caves, lie on treasure, maraud, and breathe fire. They are extraordinarily powerful, but even so, ultimately defeated in their battles with humans. What is the origin of this creature? The Dragon in the West is the first serious and substantial account in any language of the evolution of the modern dragon from its ancient forebears. Daniel Ogden's detailed exploration begins with the drakōn of Greek myth and the draco of the dragon-loving Romans, and a look at the ancient world's female dragons. It brings the story forwards though Christian writings, medieval illustrated manuscripts, and the lives of dragon-duelling saints, before concluding with a study of dragons found in the medieval Germanic world, including those of the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf and the Norse sagas.


Legendary Creatures and Monsters

Legendary Creatures and Monsters

Legendary Creatures and Monsters

Author: Dean Miller

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

Isbn 10: 1627125809

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 144

Number of Views: 1838

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This comprehensive atlas provides information on supernatural beings from around the world, presented in alphabetical order and including such creatures as changelings, the hydra, and werewolves. Sidebars and boxes highlight interesting facts, glossary, an index, and resources for further study conclude this meticulously illustrated book.


Seraphina

Seraphina

Seraphina

Author: Rachel Hartman

Publisher: Penguin Group

Isbn 10: 0385668406

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 890

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A new vision of knights, dragons, and the fair maiden caught in between . . . Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered. While a sinister plot to destroy the peace is uncovered, Seraphina struggles to protect the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life. Seraphina's tortuous journey to self-acceptance will make a magical, indelible impression on its readers.


Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore

Author: Theresa Bane

Publisher: McFarland

Isbn 10: 147662268X

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 428

Number of Views: 1965

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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.


The Rogue King

The Rogue King

The Rogue King

Author: Abigail Owen

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Isbn 10: 1640635327

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 448

Number of Views: 1298

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Kasia Amon is a master at hiding. Who?and what?she is makes her a mark for the entire supernatural world. Especially dragon shifters. To them, she’s treasure to be taken and claimed. A golden ticket to their highest throne. But she can’t stop bursting into flames, and there’s a sexy dragon shifter in town, hunting for her... As a rogue dragon, Brand Astarot has spent his life in the dark, shunned by his own kind, concealing his true identity. Only his dangerous reputation ensures his survival. Delivering a phoenix to the feared Blood King will bring him one step closer to the revenge he’s waited centuries to take. No way is he letting the feisty beauty get away. But when Kasia sparks a white-hot need in him that’s impossible to ignore, Brand begins to form a new plan: claim her for himself...and take back his birthright. Each book in the Inferno Rising series is STANDALONE: * The Rogue King * The Blood King


Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Ritual and Religion in Flavian Epic

Author: Antony Augoustakis

Publisher: OUP Oxford

Isbn 10: 0191626058

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1496

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This edited collection addresses the role of ritual representations and religion in the epic poems of the Flavian period (69-96 CE): Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, Silius Italicus' Punica, Statius' Thebaid, and the unfinished Achilleid. Drawing on various modern studies on religion and ritual, and the relationship between literature and religion in the Greco-Roman world, it explores how we can interpret the poets' use of the relationship between gods and humans, cults and rituals, religious activities, and the role of the seer / prophet and his identification with poetry. Divided into three major sections, the volume includes essays on the most important religious activities (prophecy or augury, prayers and hymns) and the relationship between religion and political power under the Flavian emperors. It also addresses specific episodes in Flavian epic which focus on religious activities associated with the dead and the Underworld, such as purification, necromancy, katabasis, suicide, and burial. It finally explores the role of gender in ritual and religion.


Dragon's Bait

Dragon's Bait

Dragon's Bait

Author: Vivian Vande Velde

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 9780547416946

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Number of Pages: 211

Number of Views: 442

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In this fantasy adventure, a teenage girl accused of witchcraft and sentenced to death by dragon finds an unexpected friend—and maybe something more. Fifteen-year-old Alys is not a witch. But that doesn’t matter—the villagers think she is and have staked her out on a hillside as a sacrifice to the local dragon. It’s late, it’s cold, and it’s raining, and Alys can think of only one thing—revenge. But first she’s got to escape, and even if she does, how can one girl possibly take on an entire town alone? Then the dragon arrives—a dragon that could quite possibly be the perfect ally…. An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age “Wicked wit and charm . . . as well as a gutsy heroine and a sexy dragon.” —Booklist “Alys herself is a worthy heroine, with a capricious gift for irony. A thoughtful mainstream fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly “[A] dark, bittersweet romance.” —Kirkus Reviews


Highland Dragon Warrior

Highland Dragon Warrior

Highland Dragon Warrior

Author: Isabel Cooper

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Isbn 10: 149263204X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1019

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"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."—ELOISA JAMES for Barnes and Noble Reviews for Legend of the Highland Dragon Legend claims When Scotland fell to English rule The Highland dragons took a vow: Freedom at any price. The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an enemy more monster than man. What he needs is Sophia. Alchemist Sophia Metzger traveled to Loch Arach in search of knowledge. She never dreamed she'd learn to do battle, ride through the stars on the back of a dragon, or catch the eye of a Highland laird. But as her quest turns to sizzling chemistry and inescapable danger, she'll soon discover the thrill of being caught in a dragon's claws... Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series: Highland Dragon Warrior (Book 1) Highland Dragon Rebel (Book 2) Highland Dragon Master (Book 3) What People Are Saying About Isabel Cooper: "Something magical happens when elements of romance and fantasy combine. Cooper's delicious Highland Dragon Rebel has it all, including a strong heroine, intriguing hero, heated sensuality and thrilling action/adventure." —RT Book Reviews for Highland Dragon Rebel "Will keep you turning pages until you reach the very end." —Book Riot for Highland Dragon Master "Smartly written, fast-paced, and brimming over with magic and surprises, this is exactly what readers crave." —RT Book Reviews 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Night of the Highland Dragon


Vengeance of Dragons

Vengeance of Dragons

Vengeance of Dragons

Author: Holly Lisle

Publisher: Aspect

Isbn 10: 0759520135

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 400

Number of Views: 1069

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Battling over the Mirror of Souls, Kait Galweigh and Crispin Sabir don't realize that it contains the captive spirits of long-dead sorcerers who once conquered the world and are poised to wreak vengeance yet again.


D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence

Author: Katharine V. Cholmeley

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

Isbn 10: 9780838639818

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 281

Number of Views: 580

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In addition, the collection demonstrates that although Lawrence has been misread as sexist, Lawrence studies has continued to attract women scholars."--BOOK JACKET.


The Enforcer

The Enforcer

The Enforcer

Author: Abigail Owen

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

Isbn 10: 1640638903

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 440

Number of Views: 712

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Death comes for everyone. Even Drake Chandali. The aging process that twists all unmated dragon shifters’ bodies into something useless has taken hold of his body centuries early. A mate could have reversed the process, but now it’s too late. To protect his team of enforcers, he leaves, and comes face to face with the woman he’d thought was human when he saved her from a fire months before. Except she’s not human. She’s a mate. Camilla Carrillo almost lost her family to wildfire. To discover she’s fated to mate a creature made of flame and rage, and become one herself, should be terrifying. But somehow a rightness settles inside her, especially when she’s around the glowering red dragon shifter who wants nothing to do with her. When Drake learns Cami bears his mark—the same mark as the High King—he refuses to believe she’s meant to be his. It’s too late. How could he turn Cami only to take her with him to the grave? At the same time, he can’t walk away. Hiding her from the corrupt, rotting High King might be the last honorable thing Drake ever does with the little time he has left. Each book in the Fire's Edge series is STANDALONE: * The Mate (prequel) * The Boss * The Rookie * The Enforcer * The Protector


Demeter's Tablet

Demeter's Tablet

Demeter's Tablet

Author: Ines Johnson

Publisher: Those Johnson Girls

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 334

Number of Views: 449

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The love of my life has betrayed me. A past love I forgot has returned. And they both want me back. So, what do I do? Run off to solve a brand-new ancient mystery, of course! Nia Rivers knows better than anyone that immortality comes at a terrible cost. After all, she’s lost entire centuries—and a past relationship—from her memory. So when she hears the Greek gods have found a way to give eternal life to mortals, she heads to Athens to investigate the rumors of a cult of Demeter. What she finds are clues that suggest her own past is entwined in the rituals. Now, with the help of her bestie Loren, Nia must once again unearth the truth. Are the Olympians the villains of this chapter in history or the benevolent benefactors they claim to be? Her anguish over Zane’s betrayal and her conflicting feelings for Tres prove a painful distraction. But if Nia can't get her head in the game, the Titans will rise again, and the souls of all humans on Earth will be at risk… And that’s a little more important than Nia’s love life. For now, at least. Get this hot urban fantasy featuring spine-tingling adventure, twists on historical mysteries, and thrilling romance, where Tomb Raider meets Indiana Jones—and they live forever!


Anahita

Anahita

Anahita

Author: Manya Saadi-nejad

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Isbn 10: 1838601570

Category: History

Number of Pages: 264

Number of Views: 1545

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Anahita was the most important goddess of pre-Islamic Iran. From her roots as an ancient Indo-European water deity her status was unrivalled by any other Iranian goddess throughout the course of three successive Iranian empires over a period of a thousand years. The first scholarly book on Anahita, this study reconstructs the Indo-European water goddess through a comparison of Celtic, Slavic, Armenian and Indo-Iranian myths and rituals. Anahita's constantly-evolving description and functions are then traced through the written and iconographic records of Iranian societies from the Achaemenid period onwards, including but not limited to the Zoroastrian texts and the inscriptions and artistic representations of the great pre-Islamic Iranian empires. The study concludes by tracing survival of the goddess in Islamic Iran, as seen in new Persian literature and popular rituals. Manya Saadi-nejad demonstrates the close relationship between Iranian mythology and that of other Indo-European peoples, and the significant cultural continuities from Iran's pre-Islamic period into the Islamic present.


Ihr Vampir Prinz

Ihr Vampir Prinz

Ihr Vampir Prinz

Author: Ines Johnson

Publisher: Midnight Romance, LLC

Isbn 10:

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 183

Number of Views: 848

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Sie ist meine Beute, aber sie will mich verlassen? Auf gar keinen Fall. Sie gehört mir. Und ich werde sie niemals gehen lassen. Cari Wie schwer ist es, zu sterben? Fragen Sie mich nicht. Ich versuche es schon seit einem ganzen Jahr vergeblich. Mein Vater starb bei einem tödlichen Autounfall, während ich ohne einen Kratzer davongekommen bin. Jetzt fordere ich den verdammten Tod jeden Tag heraus. Vulkanwanderung. Straßenrennen. Fallschirmspringen. Aber dann will mich der Tod plötzlich holen. Hadrian Seit Jahrhunderten wandle ich als untoter Vampir auf Erden. Keine Wärme, kein Gefühl. Kein Grund zum Leben. Dann platzt sie in mein Leben. Eine sterbliche Draufgängerin mit einem unbekümmerten Lachen. Sie fällt buchstäblich aus dem Himmel und direkt in meine Arme. Sie wünscht sich den Tod und ich habe einen Hunger, den nur sie stillen kann.


Interpretation of apocalypse of John-The authentic mimetic meaning of christianity and religious exoterism

Interpretation of apocalypse of John-The authentic mimetic meaning of christianity and religious exoterism

Interpretation of apocalypse of John-The authentic mimetic meaning of christianity and religious exoterism

Author: Ferdinando Sorbo

Publisher: Youcanprint

Isbn 10: 8831672452

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 722

Number of Views: 707

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This book, in English version, starting from the researches of the sumerologist Zecharia SItchin, of the organic chemist Corrado Malanga, and of the translator from the Hebrew, Mauro Biglino, tries to demonstrate through the use of philosophical-ontological concepts, the foundation in particular of the Corrado Malanga's research concerning, among other things, anthropomorphic-humanoid-differently physical, esodimensional-esoterrestrial beings, which for centuries have been operating on the planet Earth, to achieve their own goal. This "Interpretation of the Apocalypse of John" widens the discourse of the previous "The authentic mimetic meaning of Christianity and religious esotericism" by the author himself, incorporating the text within it, with the addition of new material, trying to unify-decode politics-economy-exobiology-terrestrial human history-fairytale literature-esoteric symbolism-artistic-philosophical works-advertising communications and spoken language. In the literary-philosophical-artistic-political-economic-commercial advertising field, further texts-images etc. could be examined. but to avoid an excessive increase in pages of the book, it was decided not to. A whole interrelated from which always transpires the same project aimed at the theft of the terrestrial human soul, through the construction of a race genetic cross between terrestrial humans and esodimensional-esoterrestrial-energy parasites of various physical nature. All covered under a self-referencing-Mystical, symbolic-religious metaphoric, which reveals, among other things, the esoteric-religious crucible represented-syncretized over time, by Christianity-Catholicism. Some artistic-literary-musical works are decoded by-in their metaphorical-symbolic content, revealing concrete meanings other than the hermeneutical custom of which they were the object. The book is aimed at academics and others, to show them the merits of Sitchin and Malanga's research.


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Author: Grace Lin

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 9780316052603

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 481

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A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller This stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore is a companion novel to Starry River of the Sky and the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver In the valley of Fruitless mountain, a young girl named Minli lives in a ramshackle hut with her parents. In the evenings, her father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest for the ultimate answer. Grace Lin, author of the beloved Year of the Dog and Year of the Rat returns with a wondrous story of adventure, faith, and friendship. A fantasy crossed with Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a timeless story reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Her beautiful illustrations, printed in full-color, accompany the text throughout. Once again, she has created a charming, engaging book for young readers.


Maps of Meaning

Maps of Meaning

Maps of Meaning

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1135961743

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 564

Number of Views: 643

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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.