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Seven Story Tower : A Mythic Journey Through Space And Time - Curtiss Hoffman

Seven Story Tower

A Mythic Journey Through Space And Time

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738205953
Number Of Pages: 336

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From the white stag to the green knight, The Seven Story Tower examines how myth colors our perception of history, nature, and ourselves. Organized around seven key myths-representing the Irish, Greek, Sumerian, Indonesian, Amazonian, and Inuit cultures, as well as the fantasy world of J. R. R. Tolkien-this book is the perfect intro-duction to the common themes found in world mythology. Curtiss Hoffman, a noted archaeologist and anthropologist, takes us beyond the entertaining stories and uses insights from cultural anthropology and analytical psychology to analyze the many common themes found throughout. In particular, he examines the significance of names, numbers, plants, animals, the heavenly bodies, and the human body. The Seven Story Tower will enhance the reader's appreciation of myth's power today over our lives and cultures.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
List of Figuresp. xix
The Broken Circle: A Dialogue between Myth and Sciencep. 1
Approaches to Mythological Analysisp. 23
The Pursuit of the White Stagp. 43
At the Water's Edgep. 59
The Measure of All Thingsp. 75
Worthy is the Yam that Was Slainp. 113
A Bride Too Farp. 133
A Breed Too Nearp. 167
Master of Fatep. 199
Closing the Circle: Myth in the Modern Worldp. 221
Bibliographyp. 243
Endnotesp. 255
Glossaryp. 275
Indexp. 287
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ISBN: 9780738205953
ISBN-10: 0738205958
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1