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  • Ostarion
    replied to Hero of a Thousand Faces
    Well, thank you for your explanation. I am trying to ignore the obvious imperialistic notions and matter of fact tone, but I guess I didn't expect a dated work to be so blunt about its position on Heroes. I had recently read Orientalism by Edward Said, and although I found that to be dated as well, I was able to appreciate why that was considered a seminal work, right from the introduction and first chapter. I guess those 30 years difference is quite big here....
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  • Ostarion
    started a topic Hero of a Thousand Faces

    Hero of a Thousand Faces

    So, I saw that this was mentioned in alot of places on this forum, so I decided to order and start reading this book, so that I could attempt to understand what everyone was talking about.

    Let me just say that it did not leave a very compelling impression.

    The introduction by the author already told me that not only did he misunderstand the meaning of the Vedas but that he has not been exposed to very good examples of medicine and health considering his poor analogy in relation to myth. Clarissa Pinkola Estes does a slightly better job by starting with her own personal...
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"Living in Japan. Currently preparing an Exalted game."
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