Maps of Meaning is a book by Jordan B. Peterson that explores the psychological underpinnings of religion and mythology. It aims to provide an understanding of the origins and function of religious concepts, as well as their impact on individual psychology and society.
For who is this book for ?
Maps of Meaning is for individuals who want to understand the psychological origins and functions of religious concepts. It will help readers gain an understanding of how mythology and religion shape individual psychology, as well as society at large.
- It is well-written and provides a comprehensive overview of the psychological underpinnings of religion and mythology.
- It is helpful in understanding the origins and function of religious concepts.
- It can be applied to individual psychology as well as society at large.
- It is very dense and difficult to read
- It can be quite repetitive
- The author’s biases towards Christianity are often obvious
Learn more about the author
Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He has published over one hundred scientific papers, as well as several books, including Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief, which this book is based upon.
“Maps of Meaning is a brilliantly written, compelling book that I could not put down. Peterson has created an indispensable guide for understanding the psychology of religion and mythology, and their impact on individual behavior.”
“Maps of Meaning is a dense and detailed book, but it’s well worth the read. Peterson does an excellent job of exploring the psychological origins of religious and mythological concepts, as well as their impact on individual psychology and society. The book is thought-provoking and insightful, providing a unique perspective on some age-old questions.”
“I consider this book to be a must read for anyone that wants to understand human behavior. Dr. Peterson delves into some of the most complex topics and makes them easy to understand by breaking it all down into his Maps of Meaning theory. This is a life changing book!”
“An absolutely essential read for anyone interested in psychology, mythology, and the human condition.”