Living Mythos

The Art of Self-Realization

by Mark Allard

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/14/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781504391337
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 242
ISBN : 9781504391344

About the Book

As we consider the unfolding conditions of our lives through a mythological filter, archetypal qualities of behavior recognizably manifest. This empowers us to infuse value and meaning into our lives that are relevant to our personal experience. Nietzsche understood this process to be essential in the development of his Overman. Carl Jung called this process of bringing unconscious qualities of behavior into consciousness, individuation. Building on the structure of elementary ideas—the universal symbolism that transcends cultural and spiritual landscapes—Living Mythos presents a compelling alternative to the “dependency doctrines” of modern tradition, and it inspires us to imagine a tomorrow in which we have reclaimed the spiritual nature of our thoughts. Through an exploration of Norse mythology and the influence of Indo-European shamanism, we may begin to understand the mythological worldview as a form of ancient psychology, designed to awaken us to our inherent potential to create and become our own unique living mythos.

About the Author

In Living Mythos, filmmaker and musician Mark Allard ventures into the heart of the metaphor contained within his first book, Regressions (2012), and begins to expose the mechanics at the heart of the multiverse that is the human psyche. Continuing the adventure: Internal dialogues are projected as a cast of mysterious beings, who come to life over a game of HNEFATAFL. Watch this short film at