Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.
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By Amazon Customer on 08-07-18
This book, although a commitment, is the epitome of what one should consider fascinating; every page holds information that may change your perception of life forever, I simply cannot recommend it enough. This being said, the book was not and is not intended for less academically abled audiences, in that if you have immense difficulty with understanding relatively sophisticated ideas easily, then perhaps you should watch the YouTube Lectures first, or gain experience before revisiting this adventure. The money was more than worth it, and the feature of the Peterson’s own voice for the narration has been greatly appreciated. For new buyers: Have fun and stay committed!
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By Jonathan on 13-06-18
Don't hesitate. Just buy it.
A dozen hours in and this audiobook has already proved lifechanging. The scope of Peterson’s erudition, the depth of his insight and the message drawn from both is nothing less than incredible. In a culture that typically settles for pabulum this feels like something posted from a better world.
I absolutely implore you, don’t believe the trash printed about Peterson in the media. Ignore all the slurs, petty insults and lies. This is the work of a truly great man. And it will improve you if you engage with it.
I cannot rate the book highly enough. Listening to it has given me back two of the cornerstones in my life I'd despaired of ever finding again—meaning and hope.
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By StreisandEffect on 19-06-18
This is NOT an easy book
Jordan Peterson has claimed on twitter (multiple times) that 12 Rules for Life is a good introduction to Maps of Meaning.
This book is FAR more difficult to follow than 12 Rules. It wasn't written for the general public. It's in a different galaxy.
It is, however, a great book, but I can tell I'm going to have to listen to it at least twice to absorb what Peterson is saying.
If you love JBP, you'll enjoy this book, but be warned: this milkshake is extremely thick.
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By Thomas van Iersel on 10-07-18
Obviously a great book and lovely to finally be able to hear it. His voice is suitable for reading out and it does add to the entire story, however there are I feel better readers out there. Plus I'm just so used to British readers... I guess it has spoiled me
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