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Gilgamesh: The Quest for Immortality (Sumeria)
Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece (Greece)
The Journey of the Rainbow Snake (Australia)
The Quest for the Holy Grail (Europe)
The Death of Baldur (Scandinavia)
The Journey of Nala and Damayanti (India)
The Shaman’s Celestial Journey (Surinam)
The Journey of Bran’s Head (Wales)
The Journey to the Fourth World (North America)
The Three Journeys of Ilya of Murom (Russia)
The Voyage of Maeldun (Ireland)
The Journey to the Dragon Emperor’s Palace (Vietnam)
The Seven Voyages of Sindbad (Arabia)
The Quest for the White Bird (Southern Africa)
Bibliography
Notes
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Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests by Moyra Caldecott

Mythical Journeys Legendary Quests by Moyra Caldecott

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The spiritual search... traditional stories from world mythology retold and explained.

One of the most persistent themes in myth and legend from the world’s many cultures is that of the story of the journey — the quest. In Mythical Journeys, Legendary Quests, noted writer on the topic, Moyra Caldecott, shows the connection between the sacred, mythic journeys as found in legend and story and the real journey of the individual soul towards enlightenment.

This perennial quest for reassurance in the face of human mortality is spread as wide as our existence on the planet and throughout history. Indeed Carl Jung and, more recently, Joseph Campbell have shown us that myth and legend are not just fantasy tales for children. They are powerful expressions, in code, of a deep yearning towards an understanding of human existence.

Moyra Caldecott has selected material from many cultures to illustrate this point: from ancient Egypt and Sumeria to aboriginal Australia, pre-Columbian America, Vietnam, India, Africa and Europe. With each legend retold, she provides background on its origin and detailed analysis of its meaning and significance.
The spiritual search... traditional stories from world mythology retold and explained.

One of the most persistent themes in myth and legend from the world’s many cultures is that of the story of the journey — the quest. In Mythical Journeys, Legendary Quests, noted writer on the topic, Moyra Caldecott, shows the connection between the sacred, mythic journeys as found in legend and story and the real journey of the individual soul towards enlightenment.

This perennial quest for reassurance in the face of human mortality is spread as wide as our existence on the planet and throughout history. Indeed Carl Jung and, more recently, Joseph Campbell have shown us that myth and legend are not just fantasy tales for children. They are powerful expressions, in code, of a deep yearning towards an understanding of human existence.

Moyra Caldecott has selected material from many cultures to illustrate this point: from ancient Egypt and Sumeria to aboriginal Australia, pre-Columbian America, Vietnam, India, Africa and Europe. With each legend retold, she provides background on its origin and detailed analysis of its meaning and significance.

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