Maps of Meaning

Maps of Meaning Summary

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Book Reviews


Inquiry5 star

Why do they let people review books they haven’t read or bought? Also love you my main man JP🙏 live long and prosper 🖖55


Extremely complex4 star

Very detailed. Very wordy and many, many, many footnotes. I can appreciate what JBP tried to do and how he was able to so while trying not to lose the interest of the reader. It is well put together but it does get pretty intense and begins to drone a bit about topics which had been covered in previous chapters. I don’t think I’ve ever read Jung and understood what he meant 100% of the time. I can, however, understand what JBP is trying to get the reader to understand by using his alchemical teachings. Very interesting. Very informative. Very transformative, if applied and understood correctly. I believe in myself a lot more than I did before I began reading this book but only because I understand the difficulty of life and my capacity to overcome obstacles, so long as i apply myself and simply learn to live through the uncertainty of life without becoming cynical or over indulgent.45


Wow!5 star

Such a deep exploration into the depths of belief. Was a hard book to read but highly recommended.55

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