The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light

Thompson, William Irwin

Published by St Martins Pr, 1980
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Synopsis: Investigates the intersection of science, history, art, and religion in myth as a way of illuminating human nature and providing a new understanding

From the Back Cover: 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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Title: The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New
Edition: 1st Edition

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