Greek gods, Norse heroes, Polynesian tricksters and Native American warriors - they all have lessons to teach us. Since the beginning of time, human beings have relied on myths, fairy tales and fables to explain life's mysteries. Bringing a fresh perspective to these age-old tales, Liz Greene and Juliet Sharman-Burke reveal how seekers today can find comfort and support in the legends and lore of the past. THE MYTHIC JOURNEY explores the psychological themes of many mythical traditions, recounting stories from Greco-Roman, Hebraic, Egyptian, Celtic, Norse and various Eastern civilisations. More than 50 myths are beautifully retold and each is followed by a psychological overview explaining how we can apply the story to our own lives. THE MYTHIC JOURNEY is a handbook for human life, guiding readers from the conflicts of family and childhood, through problems of love, intimacy and ambition and ultimately to the point when we must face our own mortality. We discover that true self-knowledge comes through facing life's challenges with courage and strength; that beauty, talent, power and wealth bring their own forms of suffering and that in the darkness of loneliness, failure and loss, we have always discovered new light and new hope.
Liz Greene is a world-renowned analytic psychologist and leading authority on mythology, astrology and psychology. She is the author of numerous titles on these topics, including the best-selling classic The Mythic Tarot (co-written with Juliet Sharman-Burke). Juliet Sharman-Burke is a practising psychotherapist and a noted authority on tarot and astrology.