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Creation Myths

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Creation myths are the deepest and most important of all myths because they are concerned with both the basic patterns of existence and the ultimate meaning of life. In this book, an eminent Jungian analyst 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 ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 1st 2001 by Shambhala (first published January 1st 1978)
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Eliana Rivero
May 02, 2013 Eliana Rivero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo leí aunque no conseguí exactamente lo que buscaba. Es un buen libro sobre los mitos de creación de distintas culturas primitivas o antiguas (egipcia, germana, comunidades indígenas de distintas regiones), lo cual es interesante para "saber" o "entender" el origen de ciertas comunidades. Además que es un estudio super heavy desde el punto de vista de la psicología, del inconsciente y del consciente. Son varios capítulos que tratan los distintos tipos de creación: la dualidad de creadores, la c ...more
May 25, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it
I would give these book 5 stars if she had just cut out some of digressions. That said, some of her digressions are just plain fascinating when she drops in unrelated anecdotes from her practice, fragments of myths or fairy tales or reflections on any one of those -- or a combination thereof.

Where excels is in finding common themes across mythologies -- and in relating those themes to processes in the human psyche. A good read--even if it is about 50-60 pages too long.
Cristy Carranza
Jun 07, 2016 Cristy Carranza rated it really liked it
Marie-Louise Von Franz writes about mythology with such deep insight that I was way more drawn in than I thought I was going to be. Overall this book made me pause and think for a second how much we don't understand. when she discusses the creative process of writing. I've always known writing was a form of stress relief for me, but for some it is the only way shape or form of thought.
RLL22016 Adrian Canada
Creation myths are stories about the birth of the world. Ever culture has there own myths that reveals how people in ancient times speculated about how the world may have emerged. Creation myths reveal a lot about the thoughts of human beings in the past- how they saw and tried to understand the world. These myths also teaches us a lot about ourselves.
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This is her most perplexing one.
A fabulous and in depth look at the creation myth and the different archetypes that accompany it...from a depth psychological persepctive.
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Marie-Louise von Franz was a Swiss Jungian psychologist and scholar.
Von Franz worked with Carl Jung, whom she met in 1933 and knew until his death in 1961. Jung believed in the unity of the psychological and material worlds, i.e., they are one and the same, just different manifestations. He also believed that this concept of the unus mundus could be investigated through research on the archetypes
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