The Millennium Myth

Wright argues that getting ready for the millennium does not mean getting ready for the end of the world as we know it, and shows that the millennium hype is masking a deeper problem in our culture.

Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664258417

Category: Religion

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Wright argues that getting ready for the millennium does not mean getting ready for the end of the world as we know it, and shows that the millennium hype is masking a deeper problem in our culture. By following some ancient words on hope, Wright outlines a practical way for creating a better world as we move into the coming age.

The Millennium Myth

In The Millennium Myth, Michael Grosso highlights the chief prophetic vision of the Western world and where it may be leading us.

Author: Michael Grosso

Publisher: Quest Books (IL)

ISBN: UVA:X002603555

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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In The Millennium Myth, Michael Grosso highlights the chief prophetic vision of the Western world and where it may be leading us. We can see it, the author tells us, unfolding in the high-tech of today and tomorrow: space colonization, terraforming, bioengineering, life-extension, cryonics - the lurch toward bionic superhumanity. Grosso's coinage, technocalypse, sums up his insight that technology is secretly driven by the Millennium Myth, a vision that is piloting human history toward recreating nature and reinventing humanity. Grosso chronicles the visionary ideas of the medieval prophet Joachim of Fiore, the Renaissance magicians Pico and Ficino, the American founding fathers Paine and Jefferson and shows the millennial thread that runs through them all. No less does he expose the dark side of the Myth in the fanaticism that inflamed the Russian Revolution and the messianic madness that drove Adolf Hitler. The author puts the American "New Age" and increasing reports of angelic contact, alien abduction, near-death visions and Virgin Mary sightings all in the context of apocalyptic hope and sees them as heralds of consciousness transformation.

The Blessing Seed

A reworking of the traditional Christian creation myth has the first Man and Woman eating of the tree of knowledge before the fruit is ripe, and when God sees what they have done, he explains to them that they now need to explore the four ...

Author: Caitlin Matthews

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613235681

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A reworking of the traditional Christian creation myth has the first Man and Woman eating of the tree of knowledge before the fruit is ripe, and when God sees what they have done, he explains to them that they now need to explore the four paths: wonder, e

Anthropology Mass Communication

This is the first book to offer a systematic overview of the themes, topics and methodologies in the emerging dialogue between anthropologists studying mass communication and media analysts turning to ethnography and cultural analysis.

Author: Mark Allen Peterson

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571812784

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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Anthropological interest in mass communication and media has exploded in the last two decades, engaging and challenging the work on the media in mass communications, cultural studies, sociology and other disciplines. This is the first book to offer a systematic overview of the themes, topics and methodologies in the emerging dialogue between anthropologists studying mass communication and media analysts turning to ethnography and cultural analysis. Drawing on dozens of semiotic, ethnographic and cross-cultural studies of mass media, it offers new insights into the analysis of media texts, offers models for the ethnographic study of media production and consumption, and suggests approaches for understanding media in the modern world system. Placing the anthropological study of mass media into historical and interdisciplinary perspectives, this book examines how work in cultural studies, sociology, mass communication and other disciplines has helped shape the re-emerging interest in media by anthropologists.

The Millennium Myth

Exploring how the millennium as a concept found its way into our cultural consciousness, the authors of this text follow the global millennium myth from its earliest known sources to the present day and the immediate future.

Author: Sean M. O'Shea

Publisher: Humanics Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780893342739

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Millennium. The ominous connotations of this word are felt throughout almost every culture and religion, yielding instant comprehension of terrors to come. Why and how did this universally recognized event find its way into our cultural consciousness? This thorough, intelligent book follows the global Millennium myth from its earliest known sources to the most recent tragedies sparked by this phenomenon.

American Mythologies

Baseball is an appropriate venue for mythmakers because the game, its progress and its field provide a realm of art ... The texts ask, What's so funny about the millennium? ... The Millennium Myth: Love and Death at the End of Time.

Author: William Blazek

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781386101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This challenging new book looks at the current reinvention of American Studies: a reinvention that, among other things, has put the whole issue of just what is American and what is American Studies into contention. The collection focuses, in particular, on American mythology. The editors themselves have written essays that examine the connections between mythologies of the United States and those of either classical European or Native American traditions. William Blazek considers Louise Erdrichs Love Medicine novels as chronicles combining Ojibwa mythology and contemporary U.S. culture in ways that reinvest a sense of mythic identity within a multicultural, postmodern America. Michael K Glendays analysis of Jayne Anne Phillips work and explores in it the contexts where myth and dream interact with each other. Betty Louise Bell is one of four essayists in this collection who focus their criticism on authors of Native American heritage. In the first part of Indians with Voices, Bell carefully argues that Roy Harvey Pearces seminal Native American studies text Savagism and Civilization fails to acknowledge its white elitist assumptions about what constitutes The American Mind and views Native Americans along a primitive-savage binary that helped to create a twentieth-century national mythos of innocence and destiny. Other essays include Christopher Brookemans study of the impact of Muhammad Ali on Norman Mailers non-fiction writing about heavyweight boxing.

London Fiction at the Millennium

Joseph Henderson (one of Jung's closest followers and a contributor to Jung's edited collection Man and His Symbols) likewise makes a similar assertion about the longevity, and the recurring motif of the hero: “The myth of the hero ...

Author: Claire Allen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030488864

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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This book analyses London fiction at the millennium, reading it in relation to an exploration of a theoretical positioning beyond the postmodern. It explores how a selection of novels can be considered as “second-wave” or “post-postmodern” in light of their borrowing more from mainstream and classical genres as opposed to formally experimental avant-garde techniques. It considers how writers utilise the cultural capital of London in a process of relocating marginalized, subjugated or under-represented voices. The millennium provides an apt symbolic opportunity to reflect on British fiction and to consider the direction in which contemporary authors are moving. As such, key novels by Martin Amis, Bella Bathurst, Bernardine Evaristo, Mark Haddon, Nick Hornby, Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy, Gautam Malkani, Timothy Mo, Will Self, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Rupert Thomson, and Sarah Waters are used to explore writing beyond the postmodern. ‘In this significant and welcome contribution to the field, Allen provides us with a sophisticated, detailed, and rigorous study of the move in contemporary fiction beyond postmodernism as exemplified by London fiction.’ —Nick Hubble, Brunel University London, UK

The Search for Meaning

This book lays bare the basic blueprint of our timeless search. Filled with autobiographical stories that link the author's search to our own, the book synthesizes the principles that link all archetypes together.

Author: Robert J. Hater

Publisher: Crossroad

ISBN: 0824516923

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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Any time is a good time to examine the meaning of our lives. A new millennium offers a special invitation. This book lays bare the basic blueprint of our timeless search. Filled with autobiographical stories that link the author's search to our own, the book synthesizes the principles that link all archetypes together. As such, it transcends religious affiliation; it is like a DNA of our shared spiritual quest.

They Take Our Jobs

Myth 12. Today's immigrants threaten the national culture because they are not assimilating : 103 Myth 13. Today's immigrants are not learning English, ... THE DEBATE AT THE TURN 0F THE MILLENNIUM Myth 15. The American public opposes ...

Author: Aviva Chomsky

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807057179

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking book which demystifies twenty-one of the most widespread myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigrations. Aviva Chomsky dismantles twenty-one of the most widespread and pernicious myths and beliefs about immigrants and immigration in this incisive book. “They Take Our Jobs!” challenges the underlying assumptions that fuel misinformed claims about immigrants, radically altering our notions of citizenship, discrimination, and US history. With fresh material including a new introduction, revised timeline, and updated terminology section, this expanded edition is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how these myths are used to promote aggressive anti-immigrant policies.

The Powers That Be

Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience.

Author: Walter Wink

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307575456

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In our fast-paced secular world, God and theology are second-class citizens. Money, politics, sports, and science seem better suited to the hard realities of our world. As the church steeple has been eclipsed by the skyscraper as the centerpiece of the urban landscape, so has the divine realm been set aside in favor of more immediate human experience. One sad consequence of this shift is the loss of spiritual and theological bearings, most clearly evident in our inability to understand or speak about such things. If the old way of viewing the universe no longer works, something else has to replace it. The Powers That Be reclaims the divine realm as central to human existence by offering new ways of understanding our world in theological terms. Walter Wink reformulates ancient concepts, such as God and the devil, heaven and hell, angels and demons, principalities and powers, in light of our modern experience. He helps us see heaven and hell, sin and salvation, and the powers that shape our lives as tangible parts of our day-to-day experience, rather than as mysterious phantoms. Based on his reading of the Bible and analysis of the world around him, Wink creates a whole new language for talking about and to God. Equipped with this fresh world view, we can embark on a new relationship with God and our world into the next millennium.

Myths of Europe

... the Hamlet myth of self-reflexive introspection and the Don Quixote myth of idealism, cataclysmic myths of rebirth, reform or revolution, mythical constructions of history such as the Middle Ages or the millennium, civil war or ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401203944

Category: Literary Criticism

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Myths of Europe focuses on the identity of Europe, seeking to re-assess its cultural, literary and political traditions in the context of the 21st century. Over 20 authors – historians, political scientists, literary scholars, art and cultural historians – from five countries here enter into a debate. How far are the myths by which Europe has defined itself for centuries relevant to its role in global politics after 9/11? Can ‘Old Europe’ maintain its traditional identity now that the European Union includes countries previously supposed to be on its periphery? How has Europe handled relations with the non-European Other in the past and how is it reacting now to an influx of immigrants and asylum seekers? It becomes clear that founding myths such as Hamlet and St Nicholas have helped construct the European consciousness but also that these and other European myths have disturbing Eurocentric implications. Are these myths still viable today and, if so, to what extent and for what purpose? This volume sits on the interface between culture and politics and is important reading for all those interested in the transmission of myth and in both the past and the future of Europe.

The Secret Scroll

Farhad Daftary puts the revisionist case in The Assassin Legends: Myths of the Ismai'ilis (London, 1994). 3. ... 1996), and Michael Grosso, The Millennium Myth: Love and Death at the End of Time (New York, 1995), while Keith Laidler, ...

Author: Andrew Sinclair

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857905376

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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Comprehensive and scholarly ... Andrew Sinclair has written a fascinating book' - The Literary Review 'Andrew Sinclair guides us through this romantic story that has preoccupied poets, priests and pilgrims from Zeus to Jung and Indiana Jones. This is an absorbing history that transcends the frontiers and creeds of cultures and religions' - The Independent Although references to this famous order of military knights rarely appears in standard histories of the time, a great deal of information about them can be gleaned from other, more esoteric sources, such as sculpture and architecture. Suppressed by Philip of France out of greed, the Templars were gradually driven underground in more and more European countries. Yet they continued to exist, still guarding the knowledge and relics that they had gathered for the defence of the Holy Land. It is this that connects all this to Henry St Clair, Earl of Orkney and Grand Master of the Knights Templar and discoverer of America. All of these threads come together in one extraordinary scroll still in Kirkwall which reveals in full the secrets of the Knights Templar.

Occidental Mythology

Note 66 The myth goes back to the millennium of Crete and, beyond that, to the neolithic earth-goddess and her son. We recall from later Greece the birth of Perseus, and from the legend of Zoroaster the complaint of the soul of the cow.

Author: Joseph Campbell

Publisher: Joseph Campbell Foundation

ISBN: 9781611780031

Category: Social Science

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Explore the power of myth as it flowered in the ancient Near East and the Classical World In this third volume of The Masks of God — Joseph Campbell’s major work of comparative mythology — the preeminent mythologist looks at the pagan religions of Greece, Rome, and the Celts, as well as the Abrahamic religions — Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Exploring the West’s shift from female-centered to male-centered mythology, Campbell examines the distinguishing characteristics and the shared root concepts of these mythologies.The Masks of God is a four-volume study of world religion and myth that stands as one of Joseph Campbell’s masterworks. On completing it, he wrote: Its main result for me has been the confirmation of a thought I have long and faithfully entertained: of the unity of the race of man, not only in its biology, but also in its spiritual history, which has everywhere unfolded in the manner of a single symphony, with its themes announced, developed, amplified and turned about, distorted, reasserted, and today, in a grand fortissimo of all sections sounding together, irresistibly advancing to some kind of mighty climax, out of which the next great movement will emerge. This new digital edition is part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series. (Comparative Mythology: Greek mythology, Roman mythology, Celtic mythology, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, the Classical World)

Sith Slayers Stargates Cyborgs

The authors in this volume deconstruct, discuss, engage, and interrogate the mythologies of the new millennium in science fiction fantasy texts.

Author: John R. Perlich

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433100959

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 218

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The beginning of the twenty-first century has already seen its fair share of modern myths with heroes such as Spider-Man, Superman, and Harry Potter. The authors in this volume deconstruct, discuss, engage, and interrogate the mythologies of the new millennium in science fiction fantasy texts. Using literary and rhetorical criticism - paired with philosophy, cultural studies, media arts, psychology, and communication studies - they illustrate the function, value, and role of new mythologies, and show that the universal appeal of these texts is their mythic power, drawing upon archetypes of the past which resonate with individuals and throughout culture. In this way they demonstrate how mythology is timeless and eternal.