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Description - Stories We Need to Know by Allan Hunter

A combination of therapy and expertise in literature, this book explains the six archetypes derived from 4,000 years of literature and how they may guide unhappy people seeking meaning in their lives. Holding up the great books as the best way to understand these timeless story elements, the discussion devotes a chapter to each of the six archetypes: the innocent, the orphan, the pilgrim, the warrior-lover, the monarch pair, and the magician. Story structures are shown to be particularly suited to therapy with adolescents, many of whom have never stepped away from television and the shopping mall long enough to understand their unmet spiritual needs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844091232
ISBN-10: 1844091236
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Findhorn Press Ltd.
Publisher: Findhorn Press Ltd.
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Allan Hunter

Allan G. Hunter is a therapist and a professor of literature at Curry College in Massachusetts. He is the author of Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism, Life Passages, and The Sanity Manual.

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