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Portals of the mind

Simpson Nikakis, Karen 2007, Portals of the mind. In Tatnall, Arthur (ed), Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications, Information Science Reference, Hershey, Pa., pp.821-825, doi: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch135.

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Title Portals of the mind
Author(s) Simpson Nikakis, Karen
Title of book Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications
Editor(s) Tatnall, Arthur
Publication date 2007
Chapter number 135
Total chapters 198
Start page 821
End page 825
Total pages 5
Publisher Information Science Reference
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Keyword(s) anima
animus
conscious mind
life stage
psychological growth
psychological journey
transcendence
unconscious mind
Summary The idea of a gateway or portal to another world is common in myth and fantasy, and, obviously, far older than the use of the same notion in computing. While computing portals take researchers to other domains of data, the use of portals in myths is often far more complex. In creation myths, the passing of portals has immense consequences for humankind, as in Adam and Eve's expulsion from their carefree existence in the Garden of Eden (unleashing the world's woes upon their descendants), and in the carrying away of Persephone by Pluto into the Underworld (leaving a legacy of cold and sunless months each year). In other types of myths, and in the fantastic tales they have bequeathed, portals provide heroes with strange and wonderful adventures, and with experiences that leave heroes irrevocably changed. This article will now explore these types of portals in more detail.The idea of a gateway or portal to another world is common in myth and fantasy, and, obviously, far older than the use of the same notion in computing. While computing portals take researchers to other domains of data, the use of portals in myths is often far more complex. In creation myths, the passing of portals has immense consequences for humankind, as in Adam and Eve's expulsion from their carefree existence in the Garden of Eden (unleashing the world's woes upon their descendants), and in the carrying away of Persephone by Pluto into the Underworld (leaving a legacy of cold and sunless months each year). In other types of myths, and in the fantastic tales they have bequeathed, portals provide heroes with strange and wonderful adventures, and with experiences that leave heroes irrevocably changed. This article will now explore these types of portals in more detail.
ISBN 159140990X
9781591409908
Language eng
DOI 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch135
Field of Research 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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