Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling
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Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling

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We all tell stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we are going. These personal myths in turn shape who we become and what we believe—as individuals, families, and nations. This book offers readers the tools to detect the story line in their own lives and to write and tell it to others, opening up a hidden world of self-discovery and meaning. The numerous...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by Tarcher
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Bob
This is a challenging book that will cause you to look at yourself differently -- and if you stay with it will change how you see and understand yourself.
Mysterium
I have been working on a self-growth project that is a form of mythopoeic therapy in which I write about my life from start to the future as a myth where I am the central character. This is a very powerful therapeutic tool, as you learn about yourself and are able to "get out the toxins" via writing instead of using talk therapy. It doesn't work for all, but has been an amazing tool for me.

I have always been intrigued by myth and sociocultural studies my entire life. At one point in university,...more
Tristy
Apr 14, 2013 Tristy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting help in being the star of their own myth
Shelves: myth, scavenged, therapy
This is, in essence, a guide to looking at (and writing about) your life, as if you are the hero in your own myth. It's a great idea and there are some nice aspects to this guide to the Hero's Journey. There are actually two authors (you still can't list co-authors, GoodReads?) and it has a bit of a scattered feeling because of these two voices that never really found their rhythm together. I've also already gone through the process of "writing my own myth" so perhaps this book wasn't as life-ch...more
Clivemichael Justice
A great invitation to begin exploring through writing
Tucker
Jul 21, 2012 Tucker rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: diarists, psychoanalysts, mythologians
An inspiring, practical book, greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's work on myth, encouraging people to speak or write their personal stories and to interpret them through a mythic lens to better understand the narratives with which we frame our lives. This was previously published as Telling Your Story in 1973 before this revised version was published in 1989.
Mia McInnis
Not too shabby - certainly some ways to get the brain a ticking ^_^ May give it another read over sometime when life slows back down.
Tom
Filled with a great abundance of wisdom. Great for the searching soul.
Sarah
important book
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