007 – Mythistory & Comparative Mythology


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: In episode 7 of “The Heritage Podcast,” we develop a lens for analyzing the many myths, religious texts, and creation stories that we are going to encounter in the ancient world. Beginning with Carl Jung and his theory of archetypes and the collective unconscious, we then discuss Joseph Campbell’s theories of comparative mythology, and note their relevance for today. Finally we examine a few last-minute theories regarding the origins of prehistoric religious thought.

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