A Mythic Guide to Individuation and Spiritual Transformation

 

The myth of the hero’s journey is a symbolic portrayal of the individual’s struggle for greater consciousness, psychological wholeness, and spiritual realization. In this book, Keiron Le Grice draws on the ideas and life experiences of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Friedrich Nietzsche to explore the spiritual journey of the modern self, from existential crisis and spiritual awakening to the dramatic encounter with the underworld of the psyche and the arduous labor of psychological transformation. In a work of wide-ranging scope and insight, Le Grice analyzes myths, religious texts, and scenes from a number of popular films—Jason and the Argonauts, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and more—to illuminate the archetypal stages and themes of the hero’s journey, helping to make the deepest of transformative experiences more readily intelligible to us all.

 

readers . . . will find [it] of immense value as they pursue the spiritual adventure of our age”—Richard Tarnas, author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche.

 

an outstanding contribution . . . offering a freshly laid path for the individuation process”­­––Kathryn Madden, Editor-in-Chief, Quadrant: The Journal of the C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology.

 

Release Date: 29th March 2013

 

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