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Mythology

A Mythology of The Unseen

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.01.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

The way we read an image is something instinctive, a spontaneous process that connects the image with its viewer. In the end the viewer is only lef...

Nation's Infrastructure Problems Horrifying to Nation's Troll People

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 01.15.2016 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

With 25% of all bridges in America being declared structurally inefficient last week, the nation's Troll People are concerned that they will soon be put out of a home.

The 'Logos' in Mythology

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

It was 1998, I just migrated to the United States from Jordan with my mother to start a new life. As I reflect now on that time period, I realize that I had subconsciously sought a certain cultural trace in order to understand and appreciate America.

Conjuring Lilith's Demons

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Lilith's Demon started with insomnia and a feral cat. The feral cat, Liza (with a z), came into our lives one day stalking breakfast near the tree where my wife feeds the birds.

Post-Hope America Opens Pandora's Box

Christen Lien | Posted 12.30.2015 | Arts
Christen Lien

We are entering the most hopeful time of year; a time when goals, dreams and vision matter. It's the time when new beginnings -- or at least the idea of them -- have us feeling inspired and motivated.

'Star Wars': Modern Myth or Tantalizing Submyth?

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Media
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

A submyth looks and acts like a myth and borrows stirring mythic themes and characters, but it lacks the transformative total involvement of authentic, living myth. However much it moves us, we leave its presence as spectators, knowing it to be fiction.

Is Joseph Campbell's "The Hero's Journey" Dead in Screenwriting Today?

ScreenCraft | Posted 12.22.2015 | Arts
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

The Astrological & Mythological Origins of Christmas

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 12.21.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Since this year Christmas falls right on the full moon in Cancer, I wanted to dedicate this post to the origin of Christmas focusing on some of the ho...

Angels of Friendship

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In the modern world the common connotation of the word friend might be "a contact associated with through social media." Yet, online connections and t...

'The Bone Labyrinth,' A Conversation With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.

Stuart Kusher's New Old Gods

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.18.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

A lifelong artist by temperament and activity, for Kusher this storytelling impulse has generated an impressively eclectic array of manifestations over the years.

Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime

Stephen Alter | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Stephen Alter

Several years ago I met up with fellow writer, Ramachandra Guha. When I told him I was going to write a book about climbing a mountain, he insisted that it would be a much better story if I didn't make it to the top.

Why Your Imperfections Make you Perfect

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Old myths and new myths alike, imperfections turns out to be perfections. I hope this inspires you to dig deep into your shadow and liberate your perfections by accepting and loving your imperfections.

Covering the Abyss With Trance

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

In psychiatry however, with the limited amount of success that we achieve with existing tools, we would be amiss to ignore the power of the dream. It will be a long time, if ever, before we understand human emotion at an elemental cellular or neurochemical level. The time to help those in the abyss is now.

Exploring The Moon-Centric Mythology Of The Feminine Occult

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.12.2015 | Arts

The moon is one of the only celestial bodies with features graspable by an Earthling's naked eye. She is a shapeshifter, slinking away from a full or...

'The Searcher,' a Conversation With Simon Toyne

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.06.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Simon Toyne left a successful television career as a writer, director, and producer to take a gamble on novel-writing. The risk paid off, resulting in his penning the internationally bestselling Sanctus trilogy.

Bob Dylan: Fate's Encounter With a Mighty Spirit

Alan Briskin | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alan Briskin

Though fate is often confused with destiny and has come to mean accepting one's lot in life, there is nothing about our life that we have to accept. Rather, there are things that accompany us from birth, mature over time, and later beckon us to follow. It is our great fortune if we can.

Step Into The Portal: A New Rock Opera in Denver

Morena Duwe | Posted 09.10.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Musicals and rock operas have seen a myriad of genres for every type of music fan, however there is a new style of theater emerging for the counter-culture that will truly redefine theater.

The Art in Dreams - Memories of My Mother

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep -- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 lines 156-158. Some...

Looking For A Good Buy In Outsider Art? Canada's John Swinton Might Just Fit The Bill

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.04.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

I've been buying Swinton's art for years. I recognized it immediately as something worthy of investment. But before I get into all that, I do want t...

Allegory Is My Nemesis

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I'm a pretty experienced reader, and I feel fairly confident that I can absorb, with some regularity, an author's message, slant, intent and, most important, emotion. But when I read something that suggests a hidden meaning, I start to feel the sweat of nervousness accumulating on my neck.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories, Part 3

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

What matters is the potential of these stories to fire up sparks all over their little heads. What matters is the potential of all cultures and mythological contexts to make similar connections.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories Part 2

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.20.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

This series is about taking storytelling beyond storytelling and letting your children connect the dots between stories and science. Part 1 carried some great examples. Here are some more fabulous ones.

Fabulous Examples That Connect Science and Stories!

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 06.14.2015 | Parents
Devishobha Ramanan

Over the next few days, I noticed that my kids came up with tremendous sci-fi material. One sibling fight even ended with an anguished, "I wish I had a time-machine and a magic mirror to show you what REALLY happened! She started it!"

Are Mermaids, Unicorns and Dragons Real?

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.11.2015 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

Sometimes we invent mythical creatures: dragons, Bigfoot, unicorns, mermaids. Sometimes we become them ourselves -- like my daughter, the brave mermaid in the vast and mysterious Atlantic Ocean.