A Mythic Life: Learning to Live Our Greater Story

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HarperSanFrancisco, 1996 - Self-Help - 340 pages
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In A Mythic Life, Jean Houston shows how we can discover the mythic elements in our lives and explains how our mythology fits into the emerging global consciousness. Drawing from her own life experiences, as well as from the astounding wealth of cultural knowledge she has acquired while working with indigenous peoples all over the world, Houston shows how the mythic patterns that underlie each of our lives are repeated again and again - across cultures and across time - like the patterns that emerge from the seeming chaos in fractal images. Houston uses the story of her life to explain how our recent history is a story of convergence. Thanks to the communications revolution, everything the human race has ever done or thought is suddenly becoming available to each of us. And out of this wealth of cultural knowledge, a new mythology is being born - a mythology that will change the world as it embraces the mythic elements in each of our lives.

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User Review  - Lena - Goodreads

A Mythic Life is the memoir of Jean Houston. Houston is a world leader in personal and social transformation. She anachronistically weaves the reader through her dreams, her conversations, her ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Melbie - Goodreads

I read this the first time back in 1997 when I was in living in Las Vegas by by myself that summer. I remember being very moved then, too! As she calls it herself, it is a metabiography. --From A Reader's Journal, by dr melbie. Read full review

Contents

Fractal Waves on Gods Back Lot 1 Hybrid Vigor
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New Adams and New Eves
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The Many Faces of God
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Copyright

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Robert Masters and Jean Houston are well-known pioneers of modern consciousness research and were both among the founders of the Human Potentials Movement. They also coauthored "Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space," Among the books Robert Masters has written are "Eros and Evil" and "The Goddess Sekhmet," Jean Houston is also the author of "A Passion for the Possible," "Godseed," and "A Mythic Life," Both authors reside in New York.

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