Here is a brief list of books to use to begin investigating using mythic archetypes in your storytelling. Most are still in print, however, any no longer in print may be available through inter-library loan from your public library or in the collections of local colleges.
Anderson, William. Green Man: The Archetype of Our Oneness With The Earth. NY: HarperCollins, 1990.
Arrian, Angeles. The Four-Fold Path: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer, and Visionary. San Francisco: Harper, 1993.
Bieerlein, J.F. Parallel Myths. New York: Ballantine Books, 1994.
Bolen, Jean Shinoda. Ring of Power: The Abandoned Child, the Authoritarian Father, and the Disempowered Feminine. San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins.
Bulfinch, Thomas. Bulfinch’s Mythology. New York: Gramercy Books, 1979.
Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1948.
Campbell, Joseph. The Mythic Image. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1974.
Campbell, Joseph. Transformations of Myth Through Time. New York :Harper & Row, 1990.
Cech, John. Angels and Wild Things: The Archetypal Poetics of Maurice Sendak. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania University Press, 1995.
Chinen, Allan B. Beyond the Hero: Classic Stories of Men in Search of Soul. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1993.
Clark, Susan H. and Valerie L. Swibert. Penelope’s Loom: A Metaphor of Women’s Development at Midlife. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development, Fall 2001 (40:2):161f.
Ellis, Peter Berresford. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. New York :Oxford University Press, 1992.
Erskine, Richard G. The Psychotherapist’s Myths, Dreams, and Realities. International Journal of Psychotherapy, July 2001 (6:2):133f.
Ford, Clyde. The Hero With An African Face : Mythic Wisdom of Traditional Africa. New York : Bantam,1999.
Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism – four essays. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1957.
Gibson, Clare. Signs & Symbols: An illustrated Guide to Their Meanings and Origins. New York : Barnes and Noble, 1996.
Goddesses, Heroes, and Shamans: The Young People’s Guide to World Mythology. New York: Larousse Kingfisher Chambers, Inc., 1994.
Gurian, Michael. The Prince and the King: Healing the Father-Son Wound, a Guided Journey for Men. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1992.
Harris, Kate and Dirk Mattson. “Forever Jung”. School Library Journal (March 1999):131.
Keen, Sam. “Peanut Butter Principles.” Utne Reader, Mar/April 94):119.
Keen, Sam and Anne Valley-Fox. Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1989.
Kris, Jeter. “The Heart of the Story: Mythology in service of the Past, Contemporary, and Future Family.” Marriage and Family Review,(1993., Vol 18):279.
Lemming, David Adams. The World of Myth: An Anthology. New York: Oxford Press, 1990.
Leonard, Linda Schierse. Meeting the Madwoman: An Inner Challenge for Feminine Spirit.
Maguire, Jack. Creative Storytelling: Choosing, Inventing, and Sharing Tales for Children. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.
Moore, Robert. The King: Accessing the King in the Male Psyche. NY: William Morrow, 1992.
Pearson, Carol S. Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to Help Us Find Ourselves and Transform Our World. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1991.
Pearson, Carol S. The Hero Within.
Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Archetypal-Dimensions of the Psyche. Boston: Shambhala, 1997
Woolger, Jennifer Barker and Roger J. The Goddess Within: A Guide to the Eternal Myths That Sharpe Woman’s Lives. NY: Fawcett Columbine, 1989.
Woodman, Marion. Leaving My Father’s House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity. Boston: Shambhala, 1992.
Zabel, Mary Kay. “Storytelling, Myths, and Folk Tales: Strategies for Multicultural Inclusion.” Preventing School Failure (Fall 1991):32.