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From Publishers Weekly In this slender collection of four essays, Leeming brings myth out of the past and smartly into the present. One chapter each is devoted to the themes of religion, creation, deity and heroes. Like Joseph Campbell before him, Leeming aims not to debunk the historicity of individual religious stories, but to plumb them for the spiritual truths and psychological functions that emerge when they are compared across cultures and faith traditions. Leeming's strongest contribution, however, is to update our world myths by adding a new generation of modern "mythmakers" (people who help teach us who we are and where we came from): Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg and even Virginia Woolf. Leeming convincingly shows

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