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  • All You Need Is Myth

  • The Beatles and the Gods of Rock
  • Written by: Steve Wagner
  • Narrated by: Steve Wagner
  • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins

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Publisher's Summary

All You Need Is Myth is a timely philosophical conversation about ancient concepts that continue to reverberate in the modern age of mass media and global communication. 

Author Steve Wagner proposes that the Beatles and the iconic stars of the classic rock era function as modern forms of classical archetypes familiar in mythologies and religious traditions throughout history. The book establishes a persuasive argument that these “Rock Gods” have not only achieved the status of mythic deities but were chosen and nurtured for these roles by the culture itself because of their inherent resonance with archetypal characters, narratives, and symbolism. 

The thesis is bolstered by a fulcrum of philosophical perspectives connecting separate academic studies, synthesizing theories by Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, Marshall McLuhan, and Mircea Eliade, among many others. 

Wagner’s thoughtful inquiry makes original contributions to the field of mythology as it is understood in the modern day, inspires the listener to see artistic expression and modern culture through a mythic lens, and deepens our understanding of how mythic transmissions both emerge from and shape our collective consciousness.

©2020 Steve Wagner (P)2020 Waterside Productions, Inc.

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  • 04-08-20

“”All You Need Is Myth” is a groundbreaking and revelatory book!

“All You Need Is Myth”, written and narrated by Steven Wagner is groundbreaking and fascinating!

Wagner illuminates the lives of legendary rock icons and their mythical rise to stardom.

The Beatles, the Stones, The Beach Boys, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Dylan, Joni Mitchell and many more artists are seen through the lens of mythical archetypes.

I learned so much about these artists and how they entered into our consciousness in such a deeply profound and magical way.

Steven Wagner is also a film and music critic, TV and Radio host, so he is the perfect narrator for his book! Highly recommended! I will listen to it again and again!