Stefan Stenudd
Stefan Stenudd
About me
I'm a Swedish writer of fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an artist, a historian of ideas and an aikido instructor.



MYTH

Creation Myths:
An Introduction

Psychoanalysis of Myth

Creation Myths Around the World

The Logics of Myth

Genesis 1: The First Creation of the Bible

Enuma Elish: Babylonian Creation

Ideas and Learning


THE GREEK PHILOSOPHERS

ARISTOTLE

Aristotle - Life and Work

Aristotle's Poetics

Aristotle's Cosmology


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tao Te Ching - The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tao Te Ching
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded
This book presents an imaginative reading of the Tarot divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot since it consists of symbolic images. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



Stenudd's Blog



Myth


The Creation of Myth and Myths of Creation



Studying the thoughts behind myths

At the very beginning, when the world came to be - what was, what happened? About this, people of the past have wondered, marveled, just as much as we do today.

     And just like we have done with the theory of the big bang, they came up with their own versions.



     Today, we call these versions myths, by which a number of things are stated - maybe rightly, maybe not. Perhaps one day the big bang theory will also be classified as a myth? Whatever the case, these so called myths reveal the cosmological speculations of our distant ancestors.


Let there be light. Bible illustration by Gustave Doré.
Let there be light. Bible illustration by Gustave Doré.

     I am intrigued by the thinking behind those myths, especially the myths regarding the beginning of all - the creation, the primary events of the world. There are patterns to be revealed, both in the processes of thought leading to their invention, and in the plots and stories making out those myths. Intriguing patterns, telling us a lot about how the human mind works - through time, across any cultural borders.

Stefan Stenudd


Myth of Creation.

Creation Myths: An Introduction

Investigations into the nature of creation myths, their structure and the thoughts behind them.



Psychoanalysis of Myth: Sigmund Freud and Carl G. Jung.

Psychoanalysis of Myth

The theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl G. Jung on myth and its origin.



The primordial sea, existing in many creation myths.

Creation Myths around the World

How stories of the beginning might have begun. An introduction to my ongoing dissertation on creation myths, where I speculate on how the myths emerged at the dawn of human civilization and what shaped them. I have moved this text to my website on Creation Myths.


The Logics of Myth.

The Logics of Myth

Basic patterns and structures of myths in general, and creation myths in particular. I have moved this text to my website on Creation Myths.


Genesis 1: The first creation of the Bible

Genesis

Genesis 1, the first creation of the Bible, and how to understand the myth. Also about the commentaries of Augustine and Martin Luther. I have moved this text to my website on Creation Myths.



Enuma Elish, the Babylonian Creation Myth.

Enuma Elish

Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation myth, its content and how to interpret it. I have moved this text to my website on Creation Myths.



Cosmos of the Ancients

Cosmos
of the Ancients

The Greek Philosophers on Myth and Cosmology.



Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

The Book

An edited and extended version of the texts on Greek philosophers was published in this book. Click the image to find out more about it.



Aristotle

Aristotle

The life, time, and work of Aristotle.


Aristotle's Poetics

The classic on the form and meaning of drama.



Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy
Encyclopedia

Qi, Prana, Spirit, and Other Life Forces around the World are explained in this Encyclopedia. Click the image to find out more about the book.



The Owl

Ideas and learning

- not necessarily in that order. About my academic ventures.