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Middle Eastern Mythology by S. H. Hooke

Middle Eastern Mythology by S.H. Hooke My rating: 4 of 5 stars This concise, authoritative text gives an excellent overview of the myths of the ancient Middle East and their interconnections. I bought this little Pelican paperback in January 1986, … Continue reading

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Satan by Jeffrey Burton Russell

Satan: The Early Christian Tradition by Jeffrey Burton Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this second book in the series that began with The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity, Jeffrey Burton Russell picks up … Continue reading

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The Devil by Jeffrey Burton Russell

The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity by Jeffrey Burton Russell My rating: 4 of 5 stars (I originally posted this review to Amazon.com in April 2008.) Drawing on many different sources, the author suggests how the … Continue reading

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The Orion Mystery by Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert

The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids by Robert Bauval My rating: 4 of 5 stars My personal introduction to the Great Pyramid of Giza was in January 1982, when I traveled to Egypt. At that time there … Continue reading

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the artist and his doubts

In my life I have struggled to come to terms with the role and value of the writer—the creative artist generally—in the world. I’ve always had a strong creative urge that demanded expression, but when I got to be a … Continue reading

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The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the most important books of the 20th century, Campbell’s breakout text transformed the word myth from denoting something antique, primitive, and false into … Continue reading

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