Barbara Sproul's Primal Myths Essay by Master Researcher

Barbara Sproul's Primal Myths
Review of Barbara Sproul's discussion of archetypes and metaphores in creation myths.
# 32027 | 650 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Literature (European (other))

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Myths often speak of archetypes in terms of prototypes. Rather, we inherit it to the extent we inherit our humanity; we inherit it through the form...the archetypical beginnings described in creation myths are absolute and essential. Rather, it is the search for the Archetypes - the metaphorical origins. Archetypes and their attendant metaphors are the initial points. Archetypes contain 'essences' or inherent qualities. Sproul's discussion engages in these qualities which are essential, 'at the core' and 'deep within'. Archetypes are timeless. Archetypes are developmentally simple.

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