The Mouse and the Myth

Written By Dorene Koehler
The Mouse and the Myth
  • Publsiher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 24 April 2017
  • ISBN : 0861969324
  • Pages : 189 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Mouse and the Myth written by Dorene Koehler which was release on 24 April 2017, this book published by Indiana University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Rituals mark significant moments in our livesperhaps none more significant than moments of lightheartedness, joy, and play. The rituals that bond humanity create our most transcendent experiences and meaningful memories. Rituals of play are among the most sacred of any of the rites in which humanity may engage. Although we may fail to recognize rituals of play, they are always present in culture, providing a kind of psychological release for their participants, child and adult alike. Ritual is central to storytelling. Story and practice are symbiotic. Their relationship reflects the vitality of the soul. Disneyland is an example of the kind of container necessary for the construction of rituals of play. This work explores the original Disney theme park in Anaheim as a temple cult. It challenges the disciplines of mythological studies, religious studies, film studies, and depth psychology to broaden traditional definitions of the kind of cultural apparatus that constitute temple culture and ritual. It does so by suggesting that Hollywoods entertainment industry has developed a platform for mythic ritual. After setting the ritualized "stage", this book turns to the practices in Disneyland proper, analyzing the patrons traditions within the framework of the park and beyond. It explores Disneylands spectacles, through selected shows and parades, and concludes with an exploration of the parks participation in ritual renewal.

The Mouse and the Myth

The Mouse and the Myth
  • Author : Dorene Koehler
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-24
  • Total pages : 189
  • ISBN : 0861969324
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Summary : Rituals mark significant moments in our livesperhaps none more significant than moments of lightheartedness, joy, and play. The rituals that bond humanity create our most transcendent experiences and meaningful memories. Rituals of play are among the most sacred of any of the rites in which humanity may engage. Although we ...

Beautiful in God s Eyes

Beautiful in God s Eyes
  • Author : Elizabeth George
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0861969324
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Summary : Beauty is more than skin deep— it starts in the heart and works outward Exploring the timeless wisdom of Proverbs 31, Bible teacher Elizabeth George reveals how you can become a woman of true beauty—a woman who desires to honor God in all that she says and does. Beautiful in ...

Through the Dark Field

Through the Dark Field
  • Author : Susie Paulik Babka
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-13
  • Total pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0861969324
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Summary : Theological discourse in the West has consistently valued the word over the image. Aesthetics, which discerns the criteria and value of the beautiful and what "pleases the senses," is the discipline that prioritizes sensual intelligence over the rational; this book advocates a reconsideration of the doctrine of the incarnation through ...

General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955

General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955
  • Author : British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0861969324
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Summary : Download or read online General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955 written by British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books, published by which was released on 1967. Get General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....