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The Hero and the Goddess : The Odyssey as Mystery and Initiation (Book 1: Transforming Myth Series)
The Hero and the Goddess The Odyssey as Mystery and Initiation - Book 1: Transforming Myth Series Author:Jean Houston Within the world's great myths lie the patterns of human and spiritual realities. For many in today's world -- cut off from nature, self, society, and spirit -- entry into the force field of myth and symbol can be a powerful path to reconnecting with the integrity of existence. — Jean Houston has explored this soul journey of transformation in he... more »r widely acclaimed, pioneering work with more than thirty-five traditional cultures from India to Mexico to Australia, in her Sacred Psychology seminars, and in her work with Joseph Campbell and Margaret Mead. In a synthesis of psychology, anthropology, history, and New Physics, Houston shows how, in re-living the great myths, we learn to live our own story more consciously and dramatically.
The Hero and the Goddess provides an experiential journey into a myth and mystery potent for the last three thousand years. The Odyssey, metaphor for the genesis of a new society and re-created consciousness, speaks with stunning relevance to our time, and offers a superlative map for one's own personal voyage.