Myths: Body Metaphors in Art, Music, and Philosophy

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ISBN: 9781457512476
172 pages

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Welcome

With the Copernican revolution and the development of science and technology, our bodies and our gods lost their positions as the centers and most important aspects of life and meaning. The giver of meaning became merely the receiver or container of knowledge. Now the very value or identity of humankind was in question. Were we just accidental or random events? Could the universe do fine without us? The answer this book gives is "definitely not."

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About Larry Lickus

Larry Lickus earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago and from there went on to obtain a master's degree in criminal justice from Chicago State University. Over the years, Larry has worked as a juvenile counselor with the Illinois Department of Corrections and as a child abuse investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

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Excerpt

According to Reuters News (5/17/11), famed physicist Stephen Hawking said, “Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” The problem with this statement is it puts down fairy tales or myths as being untrue and almost meaningless.

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