The Body of Myth

The Body of Myth

Author: J. Nigro Sansonese

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892814098

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

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Long ago the ancestors of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus were one people living on the Eurasian steppes. At the core of their religion was the "shamanic trance," a natural state but one in which consciousness achieves a profound level of inner awareness. Over the course of millennia, the Indo-Europeans divided and migrated into Europe and the Indian subcontinent. The knowledge of shamanic trance retreated from everyday awareness and was carried on in the form of myths and distilled into spiritual practices--most notably in the Indian tradition of yoga. J. Nigro Sansonese compares the myths of Greece as well as those of the Judeo-Christian tradition with the yogic practices of India and concludes that myths are esoteric descriptions of what occurs within the human body, especially the human nervous system, during trance. In this light, the myths provide a detailed map of the shamanic state of consciousness that is our natural heritage. This book carries on from the works of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell to show how the portrayal of consciousness embodied in myth can be extended to a reappraisal of the laws of physics; before they are descriptions of the world, these laws--like myths--are descriptions of the human nervous system.
The Body of Myth
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: J. Nigro Sansonese
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

Long ago the ancestors of the Greeks, Romans, and Hindus were one people living on the Eurasian steppes. At the core of their religion was the "shamanic trance," a natural state but one in which consciousness achieves a profound level of inner awareness. Over the course of millennia, the Indo-Europeans
The Poetics of Myth
Language: en
Pages: 517
Authors: Eleazar M. Meletinsky
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-21 - Publisher: Routledge

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Mythology, the Science of Myth
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Traumear
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-03 - Publisher: Lulu.com

The spirit today is myth and myth is the spirit. Today is not a day that will one day be yesterday, but today is the day in which we live now, and we are live today, not extinct. World as mythology reveals its innermost secrets, and this is in fact
The War of the Gods (RLE Myth)
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: Jarich G. Oosten
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This structural analysis of myth, first published in 1985, focuses on social and political problems of Indo-European mythology. Dr Jarich Oosten tells how the ancient Indo-European gods competed for supreme power and the exclusive possession of the sacred potion of wisdom and immortality. In examining the social code of the
The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Duncan Hose
Categories: America--Literatures
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022 - Publisher: Springer Nature

The Pursuit of Myth in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes traces a tradition of revolutionary self-mythologising in the lives and works of Frank OHara, Ted Berrigan and John Forbes, as a significant trefoil in twentieth-century English language poetry. All three had untimely deaths, excited a