Mythical Lovers, Divine Desires: The World’s Great Love Legends by Sarah Bartlett lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Blandford, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;
From the cover: Mythical Lovers, Divine Desires presents a constellation of some of the worlds most evocative love myths, revealing the extraordinary underlying connection and parity of experience between civilizations and cultures that have been separated by both time and geographical space. This original book illuminates the ways in which, though the roots of every culture may have developed differently, the essence of love never changes.
For thousands of years, and across the globe, myths have played an important part in mankinds quest for self-knowledge, and represent a projection of our need to understand who we really are. Love myths have played an integral part in our search for Self, and these tales of sex gods and fertility goddesses, of tragic lovers and eternal compassion, of the separation of twin-souls and the pain of loss or unrequited love, all show different aspects of the human need to relate through the mystery of love.
With clarity and insight, author Sarah Bartlett has drawn together a unique collection of myths, ranging from classics such as Tristan and Iseult, Orpheus and Euridices through to less well-known tales. She provides a perceptive commentary to each myth, including a brief introduction to its traditional and cultural settings, along with psychological, sometimes spiritual, reflections. In this way the unconscious individual and collective needs and values which weave through our personal lives are revealed, offering a glimpse of our ancient connection with nature and the rhythms of life through the potent forces of love and sexuality.
Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slightly faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy.
Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 7¾”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Fables, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends, Myths category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!