The Transformation of Consciousness in Myth

Integrating the Thought of Jung and Campbell

by John Tigue (Author)
Others 162 Pages


The Transformation of Consciousness in Myth reflects the spectacle of our age with its changing ideas and values. This work is an exploration of past myths and their relationship with our present personal and social mythologies as related through psychology. As many of our present myths are becoming obsolete, the author elaborates upon what will replace them. Human beings' spiritual journeys and their purpose in the cosmos are discussed. The theories of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell are used to explain and clarify the transformation of consciousness that occurs in myth and to those persons who enter into the psychological journey of myth-making. A primary source for furthering personal and global transformation is the role of the feminine. Professor Tigue seeks to clarify and deepen our understanding of Jung's collective unconscious and archetypes. His holistic approach of integrating mysticism, spirituality, myth and psychology is of particular value for the ardent seeker.


ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1994. 162 pp.

Biographical notes

John Tigue (Author)

The Author: John W. Tigue is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Previously, Dr. Tigue was Chair of Philosophy at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador. He has also taught at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. Dr. Tigue has lived at Wat Nimanoradee, a Thervada Buddhist Monastic Community in Thailand, and has studied Zazen in Japan.


Title: The Transformation of Consciousness in Myth