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The hero: myth, image, symbol.

Author: Dorothy Norman
Publisher: New York, World Pub. Co. [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Norman
OCLC Number: 49407
Notes: "An NAL book."
Description: xvii, 238 pages illustrations 26 cm
Contents: Prelude: movement toward dawn --
Birth of the creative process in man --
The myth of the hero as cosmic creation myth in microcosm --
Forms of awakening --
Adam and Eve: the tree of knowledge of good and evil --
Heaven and earth ... finitude and infinity ... perfection and imperfection ... good and evil --
The Yin and the yang ... the dance of shiva --
Variations on the theme of Horus and Seth ... Hari-hara ... the gunas --
Symbolical contests of the heroes: the process of self-mastery --
The founding of civilizations ... dangers inherent in excessive law, order, reason ... negative aspects of the unconscious and conscious ... Noah ... Jonah ... Durga --
Guardians of the Treasure ... Clinging to the treasure ... consanguinity --
Labyrinth and concatenation --
The birth of the hero ... the exposure of the hero --
Snow-white --
Tyrannical clinging to power ... illusory and distorted attributions of heroic deeds ... pride, self-adulation, greed, repression ... interrogation point --
The jester ... the right question ... the act of truth ... the trickster --
The artist as hero in the contemporary western world --
East-west, west-east: the thinker, Miroku --
The ten oxherding pictures of Zen Buddhism ... Zen in the art of archery --
Beyond combat ... Further reflections on the relationship between east and west --
The rung and the journey --
Transformation: I --
Transformation: II.

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