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Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the WorldA comprehensive collection of creation stories ranging across widely varying times and cultures, including Ancient Egyptian, African, and Native American….

In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the WorldA thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. “A must for mythology shelves.”–Booklist…

Creation MythsIn this book, an eminent Jungian psychologist examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal in human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche….

Creation Myths of Primitive America In relation to the Religious History and Mental Development of MankindIn this book, an eminent Jungian psychologist examines the recurring motifs that appear in creation myths from around the world and shows what they teach us about the mysteries of creativity, the cycles of renewal in human life, and the birth of consciousness in the individual psyche.This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. This book was con…

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World's Classics)The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness.Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation–comp…

A Dictionary of Creation Myths (Oxford Paperback Reference S)“God made Heaven, and then, after measuring the space underneath with a ball of thread, he began to form the earth. A mole asked to help, and God gave him the thread to hold while he wove the patterns of the earth. Sometimes the mole would let out too much thread, and finally the earth grew too large for the space under heaven. The mole was so upset that he hid under the earth. God sent the bee to look for him; he wanted the mole’s advice on what to do about the mistake. The bee found the mole a…

Parallel MythsAn entertaining and thought-provoking look at the common threads woven through the world’s greatest myths — and the central role they have played through time….

The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang (Understanding Science and Technology)Winner of the Brazil’s Jabuti Award for the best nonfiction book of the year.Marcelo Gleiser refutes the notion that science and spirituality are irreconcilable. In The Dancing Universe, he traces mystical, philosophical, and scientific ideas about the cosmos through the past twenty-five centuries, from the ancient creation myths of numerous cultures to contemporary theories about an ever-expanding universe. He also explores the lives and ideas of history’s greatest scientists, including Cop…

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 3At the close of the Age of Harmony, began the Age of Division…Brian Froud, legendary conceptual designer of the beloved Jim Henson fantasy film The Dark Crystal, returns to the world he helped create in this stunning conclusion of the official prequel to the original movie. The world of Thra is shattered. Following the events of the Great Conjunction, the once-powerful Urskeks have been split into two separate beings: the Skeksis and the Mystics. Only Raunip and Aughra know their true origins,…

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths Vol. 1Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal Creations Myths available for the first time in paperback!Part one of a three-part graphic novel prequel series delving into the origins of the Skeksis, Mystics, Gelflings, the world of Thra, and The Dark Crystal itself. Spanning a time period from thousands of years ago to right up to the start of the original film, this graphic novel epic will tell the definitive origin of The Dark Crystal, under the supervision of The Jim Henson Company and The Dark Crystal conce…