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The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light Mythology, Sexuality, and the Origins of Culture cover
  • ISBN: 9780312160623
  • ISBN10: 0312160623

The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light Mythology, Sexuality, and the Origins of Culture

by William Irwin Thompson

  • List Price: $25.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr
  • Publish date: 05/01/1996
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In the opening passages of his classic book, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light, William Irwin Thompson asks the question, "But what is myth that it returns to mind even when we would most escape it?" Acknowledging the pervasive power of myth to create and inform culture, Thompson answers this question by weaving descriptions of the human abilities to create life and to communicate through symbolic myths based on male and female forms of power. Taking us from the earliest periods of prehistory through the time of female goddess worship to the rise of the male-dominated warrior state, Thompson shows the passage of humankind's relationship to nature from initial awe to persistent conquest. At the end of his journey, Thompson finds an answer to his original question: myth is the history of the soul; its creation is ongoing and its power is never-ending. This is a beautiful and fascinating book now being reissued for a new generation of readers, as well as for those it inspired originally.
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Skywhys Books

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Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 300 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
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Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or
Hippo Books

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Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
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0312160623. 0.7 x 9.1 x 6.2 Inches; 280 pages.