Books I love as a cultural mythologist, seeking ways to understand how we tell story and story tells us, that I think ring particularly clearly in the midst of a breaking of our regular lives.
Leigh Melander, PhD
Life right now is a zen koan…
Care of the Soul, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Ed: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life
Thomas Moore$16.98 $15.62
Approachable, luminescent writing on a soul-based way of understanding ourselves.
Thomas Moore$14.99 $13.79
As we’ve been ripped from our working tasks, our lives are so ‘every day’ – this book invites us to imagine how we can be enriched and opened by what we tend to see as mundane.
James Hillman$20.00 $18.00
As our systems have cranked to a halt, I think we have an opportunity to think about the world around us in deep ways.
Lewis Hyde$17.00 $15.64
We will be different, coming out of this pandemic, and I believe creativity will be a key ingredient to imagining new possibilities.
The psychological implications of this global moment of stillness are just beginning to emerge; this book is a way in if you’re not sure about where science and imagination intertwine in psychology.
We are truly in a liminal place at the moment – time and space feel different than they ever have in our lifetimes. This books is a series of essays on liminality and change from a group of leading Jungian therapists.
Gaston Bachelard$18.00 $16.56
When we’re stuck in our houses, one of the most evocative philosophical imaginings of home ever.
Sigmund Freud$14.95 $13.75
Freud working the battling energies of Eros (life) and Thanatos (death), and what they represent. Something I think we’re all doing daily, in our own ways…
The best travel story ever, about going home. This is a lovely translation.