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  • James Curcio
    I ve got two books actually that some people here may like to review. *Apocalyptic Imaginary: Best of Modern Mythology *is available in hardcopy as well as
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2012
      I've got two books actually that some people here may like to review. Apocalyptic Imaginary: Best of Modern Mythology is available in hardcopy as well as kindle and epub to a DEFINITE reviewer, The Immanence of Myth is available in digital format from me though you could likely get a print copy from the publisher especially if you too are in the UK (Weaponized is a UK based small pub. I am in the US.) The Words of Traitors as I explain later is easiest provided as PDF although hardcopy might be arranged for special cases. 

      These represent a decade of work, so though they are all first editions and likely suffer some of the minor issues that first editions often suffer despite having gone through paid editorial, I believe that as a whole they really have something to provide, especially to a younger generation that has yet to really grasp how to read not only the myths "out there" but also, and possibly more importantly, the myths "in here." 

      jamescurcio at gmail.com 
      484 319 7323 if it should be needed. 
       Apocalyptic Imaginary: The Best of Modern Mythology 2011
      List Price: $18.00
      7" x 10" (17.78 x 25.4 cm) 
      Black & White on White paper
      174 pages
      Mythos Media, 1st edition
      ISBN-13: 978-0615590011 (Custom) 
      ISBN-10: 0615590012 
      BISAC: Philosophy / Essays
      This book captures and expands upon the unique commentary and analysis that has helped define the Modern Mythology project in 2011. Through the voices of many contributors, we collectively take a hard look at the blurred lines between narrative and truth, philosophy and literature, personal history and cultural memory. All of this is done with an eye towards the imagined apocalypse that is always just around the corner.

      • The Immanence of Myth
      • Perfect Paperback: 320 pages
      • Publisher: Weaponized; 1st edition (August 31, 2011)
      • Language: English
      • ISBN-10: 1907810080
      • ISBN-13: 978-1907810084

      Myth's central importance does not end with our art or religions. It is not solely a dusty world of broken clay pots and tablets written in dead languages. Our myths determine how we engage with the world, how we enter into it. How we treat ourselves and one another. Far from being archaic relics of the past, myths will determine our future. Even if we are unaware of them, they will continue to affect us. This book explores the subject of immanent myth from many angles, through articles, essays, and interviews from a variety of people actively engaged in mythic work and research. We must invent our myths-or re-invent them-ourselves. If you haven't already, take this as a wake-up call to join in and become a myth-maker of the 21st century.  

      Words of Traitors: 7 Lives In Transition
      Authored by James Curcio, Contributions by Caitlin Murphy, Designed by James Curcio, Designed by Katrina Stubbs, Assisted by Jazmin Idakaar, Contributions by Laurie Lipton, Contributions by Bethany Shorb, Contributions by Amy Clare, Contributions by Alexey Andreev, Cover design or artwork by James Dupree, Photographs by S Jenx, Contributions by Olga Sukhotinskaya, Contributions by Lumi valkoinen
      Words of Traitors: 7 Lives In Transition
      List Price: $29.99
      8" x 10" (20.32 x 25.4 cm) 
      Full Color Bleed on White paper
      118 pages
      Mythos Media
      ISBN-13: 978-0615705187 (Custom) 
      ISBN-10: 0615705189 
      BISAC: Comics & Graphic Novels / Anthologies
      Hope and faith, sex and death, excess and deprivation, loss. An illustrated collection of treacherous memories. These dark modern fairy tales will stick with you long after you've put the book down. 
      "Beautiful!" -David Mack, (Kabuki, Daredevil, Dexter.)  
      Full color art by an international collection of artists


      Please contact me offlist if you would like to review any of these titles. Words of Traitors is available as PDF, and could be shipped in hardcover is the review again is assured, but as it is full color the printing is expensive so I ask that it only be for those that intend to give it the time and placement it deserves (that of course does not mean I expect a 5 star review, only the time involved in provided a 2 sided review.)

      The first 2 books are nonfiction and deal with "mythology" as a philosophical and cultural concept from many angles. The latter is a work of personal mythology, where "real" memories are mythologized and given to fictional character. The memories themselves are the "traitors." In a sense the latter is the culmination of the other two. 

      Thanks again for the consideration of those interested. 

      Modern Myths, Independantly Produced: http://www.mythosmedia.net
      The Modern Mythology blog: http://www.modernmythology.net

      On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 1:18 PM, OLUWATOYIN ADEPOJU <tvade3@...> wrote:

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Michael Witzel <witzel@...>
      Date: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM
      Subject: [compmyth] book release: comparative mythology
      To: Indo-Eurasian_research@yahoogroups.com, H-Net list for Asian History and Culture <H-ASIA@...>, compmyth@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Indology <INDOLOGY@...>, INDOLOGY@yahoogroups.com, Informationsaustausch der deutschsprachigen Indologie <INDOLOGIE@...-heidelberg.de>, indo_iranian@yahoogroups.com, Michael Witzel <witzel@...>, MTLR@yahoogroups.com, cybalist@yahoogroups.com, wsw@yahoogroups.com


      Dear All, 

      I am happy to announce the release today of my long-delayed book (final version: March 2009):

      The Origins of the World's Mythologies
      OUP (NY), Dec. 2012, pp. 688
      ISBN13: 9780199812851 ;  ISBN10: 0199812853
      Available at Amazon, paperback $ 29. 

      See the (habitually overdone) blurb:

      OUP says:


      This remarkable book is the most ambitious work on mythology since that of the renowned Mircea Eliade, who all but single-handedly invented the modern study of myth and religion. Focusing on the oldest available texts, buttressed by data from archeology, comparative linguistics and human population genetics, Michael Witzel reconstructs a single original African source for our collective myths, dating back some 100,000 years. Identifying features shared by this "Out of Africa" mythology and its northern Eurasian offshoots, Witzel suggests that these common myths--recounted by the communities of the "African Eve"--are the earliest evidence of ancient spirituality. Moreover these common features, Witzel shows, survive today in all major religions. Witzel's book is an intellectual hand grenade that will doubtless generate considerable excitement--and consternation--in the scholarly community. Indeed, everyone interested in mythology will want to grapple with Witzel's extraordinary hypothesis about the spirituality of our common ancestors, and to understand what it tells us about our modern cultures and the way they are linked at the deepest level.


      • Demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the Eurasian and Laurasian mythologies.
      • Establishes a basis for much of our ancestral spirituality.


      "Not since Frazer's Golden Bough, not since Casaubon's Key to All Mythologies, has anyone achieved such a grand synthesis of world mythology. Boldly swimming upstream against the present scholarly emphasis on difference and context, Witzel assembles massive evidence for a single, prehistoric, Ur-mythology. An astonishing book"      --       Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and author of The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was 



      Michael Witzel
      Dept. of South Asian Studies, Harvard University
      Wales Prof. of Sanskrit &
      1 Bow Street,
      Cambridge MA 02138, USA
      my direct line:  617- 496 2990

      Comparative Cognitive Processes and Systems
      "Exploring Every Corner of the Cosmos in Search of Knowledge"

      Comparative Cognitive Processes and Systems
      "Exploring Every Corner of the Cosmos in Search of Knowledge"

      Comparative Cognitive Processes and Systems
      "Exploring Every Corner of the Cosmos in Search of Knowledge"

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