Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Clash of the Titans and the Story of Perseus

The recent film "Clash of the Titans" is loosely based on the myth about Perseus. The "original," the fascinating Greek myth about the hero Perseus is likely more intriguing.

In Enemy, Cripple & Beggar, the story about Perseus is retold for the modern reader, and the meaning of the myth and its psychological interpretation are expounded in clear and understandable language.

In addition to the captivating story, you will find many intriguing details – for instance, did Perseus rescue Andromeda from a cliff in the harbor of Yafo or from Ethiopia, and how come they were mixed up in Greek mythology? What is the meaning of his name? What part do all the horses play in the story? How come the nymphs have danced alone for a thousand years? What does Perseus put in his satchel?

Enemy, Cripple, & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path
Enemy, Cripple & Beggar: Shadows in the Hero's Path was a 2009 nominee for the Gradiva Award. It can be purchased at or by phoning Fisher King Press directly at 1-831-238-779, toll free in the US & Canada 1-800-228-9316

From the reviews:
"An original work by Erel Shalit, Enemy Cripple & Beggar is a unique blend as a literary and psychology manual, making it highly recommended for both personal reading lists and community library collections."
--Midwest Book Review

"Enemy, Cripple & Beggar is a treasure for our times. Vital and applicable to both lay people and experts, the book flows seamlessly and spirally from scholarship, to textual interpretation, to case studies, and the analysis of dreams. Shalit draws on an impressive breadth of scholarship and myths/fairy tales, looking at both history (e.g., the Crusades or Masada) and story."
--Joey Madia, The New Mystics

Requiem: A Tale of Exile and Return is on sale now for $14.95, and Enemy, Cripple, Beggar is on sale now for $19.95 or $30.00 for the pair when ordered directly from the Fisher King Press. You can also order The Hero and His Shadow: Psychopolitcal Aspects of Myth and Reality in Israel directly from Fisher King Press. Phone orders welcomed, Credit Cards accepted. 1-800-228-9316  toll free in the US & Canada, International +1-831-238-7799 
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1 comment:

Kehinde Ayeni said...

I enjoyed reading your book, 'Enemy, Cripple & Beggar' and especially that not recognizing these inside of us, thinking that they are out there in the world, create road blocks to achieving psychological wholeness.