Revisiting a book review.
I listened to the audio version of this book because it’s on my list of books that I’ve seen referenced enough that I thought I should read. I must say I was rather disappointed. I thought it would be about myths, the history of myths, comparisons between myths in different countries (which it did do a little bit), etc. However, what it really was an attempt to psychoanalyze our culture and historical culturals by substituting myths for dreams in analysis. Also, there was an attempt to show what role myths played in the psychological development of people in previous cultures.
Having read it I see why it was so popular in the 1970s, especially the part about changing how culture is organized today to deal with some of the issues once covered by a belief in myths as impacted by modern day life.
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