Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell

Luna – One of the brightest lights known to the ancients

In the mythology and religious belief of ancient Rome, Luna is a moon goddess often depicted beside her male counterpart Sol (the sun). Like most ancient mythology and religion, however, the picture is not that simple. Diana and Juno are also associated with the moon, and Luna sometimes appears within a kind of Lunar Trinity… Read More Luna – One of the brightest lights known to the ancients

The Labyrinth – For Theseus, slaying the monster was only half the battle

The word labyrinth comes to us from the ancient Greek Λαβύρινθος labúrinthos. Most people have probably heard of these meanings: A building with passageways resembling a maze and difficult to exit A symbol for the complexities of life or some seemingly unsolvable puzzle which, in fact, does have a solution Some kind of therapeutic meditation practice… Read More The Labyrinth – For Theseus, slaying the monster was only half the battle