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Myth & Majesty – 2014

This work has thirteen chapters and a number of illustrations and tables on the power of Superman, Wonder Woman and other comic book heroes such as Fleming’s James Bond in terms of how they motivate, inspire and make people more than they would otherwise be. The book is a trade paper, 51,000 words in 166 pages and will be available on Dr. Gene’s website – genelandrum.com, on Amazon.com or in bookstores at $17.95. The essence is found in Joseph Campbell’s words, “All of our images are masks and each of us is a mythological representation of our inner truth.” 

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Empowering An Inner Superhuman

 

“When it comes to geniuses, Gene Landrum wrote the book” –  Scripps-Howard News Service

Joseph Campbell looked into the power of myth on our lives and told us, “Myths are imprinted Archetypes. They can help one live a systematic life with meaning.” In my research on eminent personalities it kept occurring to me that the world’s icons were different, but had similar peculiarities in that they were very mythical in what I labeled ‘Success Imprints.’ Their fantasies often drove them to do what ordinary people did not do and many donned a Superman persona to act out their fantasies and as discussed, be what you are not to become more than you could otherwise be. Some examples of such mystical behavior were:

  • ˜Alexander the Great fought as Achilles
  • ˜Napoleon mimicked Alexander’s art of war
  • ˜Isadora Duncan alleged she was a reborn Aphrodite
  • ˜Frank L. Wright believed he was the Welsh God Taliesin
  • ˜Bucky Fuller adopted Robin Hood as his motivational mentor
  • ˜Both Ted Turner (CNN) and Fred Smith (Fed Ex) mimicked war heroes

University of California psychologist Robert Ornstein wrote, Virtuoso performance is when another mind takes over and doesn’t ask questions, doesn’t require any conscious direction. Such mythical motivations pop up in both men and women and are the driving force for their becoming iconic wunderkinds. What does fame and fortune have to do with myth and its majesty? A lot! In these thirteen chapters there are numerous examples of how success comes from some ethereal place that was often a Success Imprint, but could be what I label a Failure Imprint. Buckminster Fuller invented the world’s geodesic domes and wrote in Critical Path, My most influential mythical hero was Robin Hood.”  The Mother of Modern Dance, Isadora Duncan came to believe she was the reincarnation of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. Ted Turner’s CNN office had a sign on the door that read, The War Room. Why? He was reared in a military academy and read extensively on his heroes, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great and General George Patton and mimicked their behavior in launching CNN. Alexander Eliot wrote in The Universal Myth, “Whether the hero happens to gain a princess, a kingdom, a healing medicine, a talisman, or some other reward appears immaterial. He actually earns self-integration, balance, wisdom, and spiritual health – phantasmagorical adventures of the hero symbolize inner development.”

This work has thirteen chapters and a number of illustrations and tables on the power of Superman, Wonder Woman and other comic book heroes such as Fleming’s James Bond in terms of how they motivate, inspire and make people more than they would otherwise be. The book is a trade paper, 51,000 words in 166 pages and will be available on Dr. Gene’s website – genelandrum.com, on Amazon.com or in bookstores at $17.95. The essence is found in Joseph Campbell’s words, “All of our images are masks and each of us is a mythological representation of our inner truth.” 

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Weight 2 lbs

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Naples, Florida 31402

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