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'Black Scorpion': A Conversation with Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Land's latest thriller, Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn, is the second book featuring the character, Michael Tiranno, a myth-worthy hero created by Fabrizio Boccardi with whom Jon collaborates in this series.

Spring and the Undoing of the Inertia of Pain

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Over the years, I found two great definitions for mythology. The first was crafted by the man I call my rabbi, the late Joseph Campbell, who said, "My...

Be Yourself and Go All the Way

Mary Paleologos | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

I have a proposition for you: Be yourself and go all way. There is no room for half measures. If you're going to shine your light, do it brightly in a loving and courageous way. Be an original, not a copy of someone else. The hardest thing you will have to face in a world that expects you to meet others' expectations is to be yourself and trust yourself.

Nippled Irish Royalty and Their Less Fortunate, Usually Dead, Nippleless Relatives

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 03.16.2015 | Travel
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

As with all royalty, there were power games in the nipple hierarchy. Cutting off a royal descendant's nipples made him ineligible for kingship. Not as subtle as poison, but undeniable evidence of his unsuitability for a kingly role. No nips, game over.

How Bono and U2 Can Save Us From Despair: Hint, "It's a Beautiful Day"

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Margaret Hession

Joseph Campbell, the American mythologist, writer and lecturer said, "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Lights Go on Part XXXIII: Drive

Thomas Bähler | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Sunday was a lovely day here in New York City --  Lincoln Center, Central Park and the sidewalks were full of smiling faces. Enjoying as ever, I ...

The Woman Who Decided to Save the History of the Human Soul

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mary Conover Mellon was only 33 when she first heard a speech by Dr. Carl Jung, a pioneer in psychology and one of the great thinkers of the 20th century.

Business as Agent for World Benefit?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy If this statement sounds a bit odd to you, let me share with you the theme of the conference that took place last week in Clevela...

The Problem I Have With Religion: Going Beyond Bill Maher

Carol Smaldino | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

Up here in the clouds, on a plane from Denver (well, Fort Collins) to New York, there is no change in political atmosphere as of yet, although I did p...

Strong Darkness: A Talk With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.29.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is the prolific author of 30 novels. He is well-known for his Blaine McCracken series among others, as well as nine standalone novels. His latest series involves Texas Ranger, Caitlin Strong. Her courage and tenacity repeatedly land her, along with her paramour Cort Wesley Masters, on perilous terrain.

'Growing Into Grace'

Alex Kip | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

Now, I've found grace in helping others by sharing my story, hopefully showing that you can bring meaning and purpose to tragedy. The grace of helping others is far greater than the suffering I once endured.

The 11 Primal Reasons You Love Lebron James Now

Joe Boyd | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Joe Boyd

The big problem is that Lebron made choices in 2010 that ignited the anger on both sides. Those who worshipped him felt betrayed. Those who were jealous of him were proved to be right. Everyone got to hate him. And that felt good for a while.

Calling Life a 'Journey' Makes Me Nuts -- But I Loved Katrina Kenison's 'Magical Journey.'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.30.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Katrina Kenison is a writer with a following. That she was previously unknown to me is a function of the kind of writer she is and the kind of following she has.

Lights Go on Part XVII: The Glory of Myth

Thomas Bähler | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Arnold's definition of myth nailed it for me. It has has lived within me since that evening. He stated, "It is my belief that myth is not a true story." The rationalists offered nods which stopped short as he finished with this: "Myth is a story that is true."

The Hero's Journey: Using an Ancient Framework on Modern Stories

Matt Ragland | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Ragland

Joseph Campbell's seminal work was revealing The Hero's Journey, a story structure that could be applied to many different stories and myths throughou...

Thank You: The Antidote to Loneliness

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I lay in my bed and waited for sleep. Instead, the ancestors brought light. This is what they showed me: There is an antidote to loneliness, disco...

Earthrise: A Mythic Image for Our Time?

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

We tend to think of myth as a lie or as an outdated explanation for a mystery long since cleared up by science. But as a host of mythologists, writers and storytellers have observed, myth is actually a framework of meaning.

Why the Spiritual Path Is More Than a Consolation Prize

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The long fingers of anxiety gripped me and shook me to my core. In many ways, it sucked. But overall, the experience offered me access to a new place deep within myself: a place of peace.

Shining Lights

Paula Gordon | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Paula Gordon

The human animal is, quite reasonably, afraid of the dark. When living in it, we seek light. In accepting the reality of Nelson Mandela's death, my sad heart is drawn to the light of hope he offers us all: history will be what we make of it.

What's in a Shape?

Edward Jacobs | Posted 01.27.2014 | Religion
Edward Jacobs

Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights, uses a hybridized version of the original menorah -- eight cups instead of seven, to hearken back to the original as well as to commemorate the great miracle of the single cruise of oil lasting for eight days.

What Do Gwyneth Paltrow, Corey Feldman and Lance Armstrong Have in Common? Two Words: Midlife Crisis

Virginia Bell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bell

Since how we navigate this period will determine the second half of life, the stakes at midlife are high. If we've made the right choices, then ultimately we're not different from who we once were -- we're more authentic and real.

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

Falling Leaves and Letting Go

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

In one week, I fly from Chicago to visit my daughter in Vermont. Since girlhood I've dreamt of seeing the changing colors of fall in New England. A dream I cling to so tightly, I'm filled with anxiety. What if I miss it like I did three years ago?

Mal Warwick and Paul Polak Outline the Business Solution to Poverty

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

One of the things I love about blogging for The Huffington Post is that it gives me the opportunity to interview smart people with good ideas who have...

Weddings: Why Ceremony? Why Ritual? (Part I)

Cornelia Powell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Cornelia Powell

As a gay couple, you can embrace the intimacy of ritual and ceremony for your wedding without falling victim to the mainstream's rather tired and institutionalized "traditions" that have become more commercial than cherished.