Project Clusters

auroraborealis

 

TOPICS:
1. China
2. Novels
3. Compare Despair
4. The fault, dear Brutus
5. Dreams
6. I Ching
7. Native Americans
8. Fine Women
9. Esoteric Women
10. Greek Mythology
11. Modern Otherness
12. Body

 

1. CHINA

Six Records of a Floating Life
Shen Fu (Author), Leonard Pratt (Editor, Translator, Introduction), Chiang Su-Hui (Editor, Translator, Introduction)

The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices
Xinran (Author)

Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth: A Novel
Xiaolu Guo (Author)

Sky Burial: An Epic Love Story of Tibet
Xinran Xinran (Author)

China Witness: Voices From A Silent Generation
Xinran (Author)

Lord of Death: A Shan Tao Yun Investigation
Eliot Pattison (Author)

The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
Simon Winchester (Author)

 

2. NOVELS
ABSURDITY, CONFLICT and REDEMPTION (sometimes)

Fatelessness
Imre Kertesz (Author), Tim Wilkinson (Translator)

A Hologram for the King
Dave Eggers (Author)

The Stranger
Albert Camus (Author), Matthew Ward (Translator)

Earthly Powers
Anthony Burgess (Author)

The Winner Stands Alone
Paulo Coelho (Author)

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho (Author), Alan R. Clarke (Translator)

 

3. COMPARE DESPAIR

Julius Caesar (The Annotated Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare (Author), Professor Burton Raffel (Editor)

The First Man in Rome
Colleen McCullough (Author, former researcher at Yale. Lives and works on an island in the Pacific.)

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon (Author), David P. Womersley (Editor, Introduction)

 

4. THE FAULT DEAR BRUTUS, IS NOT IN OUR STARS …

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View
Richard Tarnas (Author)

The Grand Design
Stephen Hawking (Author), Leonard Mlodinow (Author)

Art & Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time, and Light (P.S.)
Leonard Shlain (Author)

The Ultimate Understanding
Ramesh S. Balsekar (Author)

 

5. DREAMS

Dreams
C. G. Jung (Author), R. F. C. Hull (Translator)

Dreams: A Study of the Dreams of Jung, Descartes, Socrates, and Other Historical Figures
by Marie-Louise Von Franz (Feb 3, 1998)

On Dreams & Death: A Jungian Interpretation
Marie-Louise Von Franz (Author), Emmanuel Kennedy-Xypolitas (Author)

The Way of the Dream
Marie-Louise Von Franz (Author)

 

6. I CHING

The I Ching or Book of Changes
by Richard Wilhelm, Cary F. Baynes, Hellmut Wilhelm and C. G. Jung (Oct 1, 1967)

A Guide to the I Ching
Carol K. Anthony (Author)

The Philosophy of the I Ching
Carol K. Anthony (Author)

The Secret of the Golden Flower
Thomas Cleary (Author)

How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Ph.D. Hopkins

 

7. NATIVE AMERICANS

The North American Indian
Edward S. Curtis (Author)

Shaman
Piers Vitebsky (Author)

Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest
Douglas Preston (Author)

Spring Journal, Vol. 87, Summer 2012, Native American Cultures and the Western Psyche: A Bridge Between
Nancy Cater (Aug 1, 2012)

 

8. FINE WOMEN

The Animus: The Spirit of Inner Truth in Women, Volume 1 and Volume 2  (Polarities of the Psyche)
by Barbara Hannah (Jun 15, 2011)

Women’s Mysteries: Ancient & Modern (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)
M. Esther Harding (Author)

Way of All Women (C. G. Jung Foundation Books)
M. Esther Harding (Author)

The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir (Author), Constance Borde (Translator), Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (Translator)

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg (Author)

The Feminine Mystique
by Betty Friedan and Anna Quindlen (Sep 2001)

Matriarchal Mythology in Former Times and Today
Heide Gottner-Abendroth (Author)

Dark Mother: African Origins and Godmothers
Lucia Birnbaum (Author)

The Black Madonna
by Fred Gustafson (Oct 1, 2008)

Myth, Religion, and Mother Right
Johann Jakob Bachofen (Author), Ralph Manheim (Translator)

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumer
by Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer (Aug 3, 1983)

Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women
Sylvia Brinton Perera (Author)

Makers: Women Who Make America
Rated: NR | Format: DVD

Parabola Magazine (Beauty, Winter 2010 2011)

 

9. ESOTERIC WOMEN

The Book of the City of Ladies (Revised Edition)
Christine De Pizan (Author), Earl Jeffrey Richards (Translator), Natalie Zemon Davis (Foreword)

Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture (Oxford Paperbacks)
Bram Dijkstra (Author)

Mercury Rising: Women, Evil, and the Trickster Gods
Deldon Anne McNeely (Author)

Women’s Dionysian Initiation (Jungian Classics Series)
Linda Fierz-David (Author)

Those Women
Nor Hall (Author)

The Dream of Poliphilo: The Soul in Love (Jungian Classics Series)
Linda Fierz-David (Author), Mary Hottinger (Author)

The Rule of Four: A Novel
Caldwell (Author), Dustin Thomason (Author)

 

10. GREEK MYTHOLOGY

Nice and Easy:

Odyssey
Homer (Author), Robert Fagles (Translator)

Metamorphoses
Ovid (Author) Rolf Humphries (Translator)

The Golden Fleece: And the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles
Padraic Colum (Author), Willy Pogany (Illustrator)

Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece (Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folklore Library)
Gustav Schwab (Author)

Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of the Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends
Richard P. Martin (Author)

Nicely Challenging:

Hesiod: Theogony, Works and Days, Shield
Hesiod (Author), Apostolos N. Athanassakis (Translator)

The Histories (Oxford World’s Classics)
Herodotus (Author), Carolyn Dewald (Editor), Robin Waterfield (Translator)

Greek Mythology: An Introduction
Fritz Graf (Author)

The Universe, the Gods, and Men: Ancient Greek Myths
Told by Jean-Pierre Vernant

Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds: Ways of Telling the Self (Clarendon Lectures in English Literature)
Marina Warner (Author)

The Library of Greek Mythology (Oxford World’s Classics)
Apollodorus (Author), Robin Hard (Translator)

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/achilles.html

Criticism/History – Greek Mythology by Jane Harrison  Read her work instead of the work of her contemporary, Sir James Frazier (Golden Bough) whose work, though interesting,  is not as well respected. Jane Harrison was a very respected scholar in the early 1900’s. She had a profound understanding of Greek Mythology.  Her work still stands. unlike Maria Gimbutas who is now seen as seriously impeded bypressure from 1970’s feminists to over-interpret on behalf of feminist politics.  This is a sad demise for a Dr. Gimbutas who was a promising anthropologist/mythologist)

Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion (Classic Reprint)
Jane Ellen Harrison (Author)

Epilegomena to the study of Greek Religion
Jane Ellen Harrison (Author)

Five Stages of Greek Religion: A classic on ancient Greece by one of the most important scholars of Greek history and culture
Gilbert Murray (Author)

Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testomonia (Phoenix Presocractic Series)
Patricia Curd (Translator)  (one of first Turkish philosophers)

The Shape of Ancient Thought: Comparative Studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies
Thomas C. Mcevilley (Author)  ( Art historian who compares Greek and Indian ideas. Ex. Greeks influenced Buddhism … Buddha on Greek coins.)

The Roman Cult of Mithras: The God and His Mysteries
Manfred Clauss (Author), Richard Gordon (Translator)

The Mysteries of Mithra (Classic Reprint)
Franz Valery Marie Cumont (Author)

Studies on the Derveni Papyrus
André Laks (Editor), Glenn W. Most (Editor) (oldest papyrus ever found)

 

11. MODERN OTHERNESS

The Triumph of Anti-Art: Conceptual and Performance Art in the Formation of Post-Modernism
by Thomas McEvilley (Mar 26, 2012)

Art & Otherness: Crisis in Cultural Identity
Thomas McEvilley (Author)

Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space
Brian O’Doherty (Author), Thomas McEvilley (Introduction)

 

12. BODY

An Acrobat of the Heart: A Physical Approach to Acting Inspired by the Work of Jerzy Grotowski
Stephen Wangh (Author)

Sensing, Feeling and Action
Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Author)

OR (based on Bainbridge and possibly more accessible)

Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering
Linda Hartley (Author)

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy
by Cyndi Dale (Feb 2009)