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Publisher's Summary

Jordan B. Peterson's Maps of Meaning is now available for the first time as an audio download!  

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Includes a PDF of Images from the book.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2002 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Random House Audio

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a map for the hero's journey

Professor Peterson narrates his groundbreaking work to successfully bring together philosophical, psychological, evolutionary and biological theories to unite the great mythologies and religions as a way to explore the meaning of life.

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My family and my inner life will be forever changed by this book.

Having just finished my first listen, I’m at a loss for words. The meaning a life and a life of meaning. A key to one’s inner lock. A masterpiece.

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  • Open Mind
  • 12-06-2018

Life Changing Book

Having read both this and 12 rules for life has been extremely transformative for me. As a 27 year old man, I feel like I now have a path and a guide to lead a meaningful life. I will be listening to this audiobook for many years to come. Also, I am very happy that Peterson decided to do the narration, its like he is talking to me directly. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-2018

Pure Gold

Holds up 18 years later, Dr Peterson at his best, narration couldn't be any better

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  • StreisandEffect
  • 19-06-2018

This is NOT an easy book

Jordan Peterson has claimed on twitter (multiple times) that 12 Rules for Life is a good introduction to Maps of Meaning.

Bullsh*t.

This book is FAR more difficult to follow than 12 Rules. It wasn't written for the general public. It's in a different galaxy.

It is, however, a great book, but I can tell I'm going to have to listen to it at least twice to absorb what Peterson is saying.

If you love JBP, you'll enjoy this book, but be warned: this milkshake is extremely thick.

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  • geotmt
  • 17-06-2018

DO YOUR BED

Famous Kermit the frog reads philosophy for the common man, what is better than this?

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  • TheProFam
  • 21-06-2018

Get ready for some heavy mental exercise

I have listened to many of Jordan Peterson's lectures and listened to the 12 Rules for Life. This audiobook is much heavier and more detailed than most of the previous material.

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  • Dan Hegelund
  • 16-06-2018

A prophet for our time

When I look at some of the issues and challenges facing the western world, I have often thought, I wish we had our own Mandela, or Gandhi, or King... You know, a voice that cries in the desert. I feel Jordan Peterson is such a figure. I'm sure he has some flaws, as the media is all to eager to point out, but I have to say that he is the most inspiring and intelligent person now alive that I know of. I pray for his protection and for God to give Jordan the wisdom he needs to know what to do. I hope JP will have a huge positive impact on the western world. I recommend all his books strongly, including Maps Of Meaning.

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  • D. van
  • 19-06-2018

This is a book about, well, everything

The author of Maps of Meaning presents some extremely high level concepts coupled with some minimally detailed thoughts about how the concepts should be connected for explanation. It is much like a story about how objects in the ocean discuss relativity - some objects might but not all objects need to be brought into the picture, and the picture need not be so wide. By filling in every little space in the narrative with references and discussions about merely tangentially related history he is able to make a rather short story into something impenetrable.

It is not that the information is fully incorrect. The basics are instructive and there is value in relating the concepts to one-another. It is the shoe-horning of bits and pieces of irrelevant information that do not really prove much into the story seemingly because they are absolutely essential to some sort of proof.

I would like to understand this area. I think I got some of the understanding from the book before I saw the cost of absorbing the rest.

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  • Marjan Kaykavoosi
  • 12-06-2018

No pdf

It was to come with q per but I can not get it or it has not down loss with the book

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  • Jonathan
  • 13-06-2018

Don't hesitate. Just buy it.

A dozen hours in and this audiobook has already proved lifechanging. The scope of Peterson’s erudition, the depth of his insight and the message drawn from both is nothing less than incredible. In a culture that typically settles for pabulum this feels like something posted from a better world.

I absolutely implore you, don’t believe the trash printed about Peterson in the media. Ignore all the slurs, petty insults and lies. This is the work of a truly great man. And it will improve you if you engage with it.

I cannot rate the book highly enough. Listening to it has given me back two of the cornerstones in my life I'd despaired of ever finding again—meaning and hope.

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  • Paul
  • 13-06-2018

Pure brilliance

this is an absolutely brilliant listen. JBP nails "life" as we know it and cuts through all the political correctness madness out there so brilliantly. We need this man to save western society...

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  • bradley
  • 21-06-2018

Interesting but hard to follow and intense

I think this is one of those books that you have to come back to in life as there's some much to take in , I must say what I wouldn't do for that man's vocabulary I spent a lot of time with the dictionary so far great non the less

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  • Mateusz D.
  • 19-06-2018

Struggle to follow catch up with aurhor.

unless you have academic background, you will be listening to sentencesthat you won't understand . audiobook very hard to listen to. before my brain decodes what each "spoken" word means, author is already reading next paragraph of the book.
Struggled to finish the book. 6 hours though the audio book and I gave up.

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