Mythologems: Incarnations of the Invisible World James Hollis (Houston)
ISBN 1-894574-10-9. Index. Sewn. 160 pp. 2004. $25.00
Tales told by shadowy elders around ancient campfires offered both explanation and comfort. Life hasn’t changed that much: our dependence on explanation and comfort still lies just under our busy ambition and constant yearning. Most of the time, the basic assumptions of our early years were so viscerally absorbed that we have never made them articulate, and therefore never had any way to evaluate their relevance for us now. What if they are outdated? Immature? Beside the point? In this new volume, James Hollis shows us a way to bring those stories to consciousness—what questions to ask, and when. And also what to expect of ourselves in the process. This is not a quick fix book; in fact, waking up to our truth is sometimes very painful. But it is real. And it may be the only way to discover that sense of meaning and personal authenticity that no amount of outer success can provide.