A Viking Myth of Self-Discovery

by Pamela J Peck PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/17/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781698704654
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 100
ISBN : 9781698704661

About the Book

This modern mythology was originally written by the author as part of a Lecture Series for a trans-Atlantic crossing from London to Boston on Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas in September of 1999. Penned by the author “The Vinland Narratives”, their purpose is twofold; first, to share history and culture of the geographical areas travelled during the ship’s itinerary and, secondly, to lay the groundwork for a much deeper purpose: illumination of anthropologist Joseph Campbell’s teachings about the mythological Hero’s Journey. The Vinland Narratives were offered to cruise passengers on days when the ship was “At Sea”. In this printed version of the talks, an introductory Prologue sets the stage for the Narratives, each of which is followed by a brief Commentary. A Summary of the classic Hero’s Journey is provided at the conclusion of the Narratives.

About the Author

Cultural anthropologist Dr. Pamela J Peck is an author, lecturer, composer and playwright whose professional interest is education for a global perspective. Her creative works take readers on adventurous journeys to the far corners of the outer world and into the inner recesses of the human mind.