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The journey of the hero : personal growth, deep ecology and the quest for the Grail

By: Wieland, Friedemann
Material type: TextTextLindfield, New South Wales Prism Press; distrib. in the US by Avery Pub. Group c1991Description: 162p.; ill.; bibliogContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 1853270482Subject(s): Mythology, Celtic | Grail | Active imagination | Nature | Environmental health | Ecology | Self-actualization (Psychology) | New Age movement
Contents:
Introduction - Joanna Macy. Prologue: The uninvited gods. 1 Myths and fairy tales. 2 The hero's journey. 3 The dance with the gods. 4 The grail legend. 5 The call. 6 The fool. 7 Merlin. 8 The path. 9 Condwiramurs. 10 The sacred wound. 11 Gawain. 12 Trevrizent. 13 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 14 The magic castle. 15 The goddess of the wild. 16 Healing. 17 Myths and rituals. 18 Healing the wasteland
Abstract: '...Wieland shows how we can use the ancient wisdom of myths and legends to enter into a creative process of self-discovery. Through the imagery of the Grail Legend--and with a wealth of unique exercises and guided fantasies--he invites us to explore our own life story as a heroic journey....A central image of the Grail Story is the wounded king whose land has turned to desert...Wieland explains how our problems are likewise related to the degradation of our environment, and demonstrates how the recovery of our visions and our creative potential can contribute to the healing of our planet.'
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Translated from the German ed., c1986 by Kosel-Verlag.. Introduction by Joanna Macy

Introduction - Joanna Macy. Prologue: The uninvited gods. 1 Myths and fairy tales. 2 The hero's journey. 3 The dance with the gods. 4 The grail legend. 5 The call. 6 The fool. 7 Merlin. 8 The path. 9 Condwiramurs. 10 The sacred wound. 11 Gawain. 12 Trevrizent. 13 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 14 The magic castle. 15 The goddess of the wild. 16 Healing. 17 Myths and rituals. 18 Healing the wasteland

'...Wieland shows how we can use the ancient wisdom of myths and legends to enter into a creative process of self-discovery. Through the imagery of the Grail Legend--and with a wealth of unique exercises and guided fantasies--he invites us to explore our own life story as a heroic journey....A central image of the Grail Story is the wounded king whose land has turned to desert...Wieland explains how our problems are likewise related to the degradation of our environment, and demonstrates how the recovery of our visions and our creative potential can contribute to the healing of our planet.'

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