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Mythology

Leaving the Age of Disconnect

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics
Robert Koehler

It's too easy simply to blame Donald Trump for the void that's suddenly apparent at the center of American government -- or will be on Jan. 20. In fa...

The Heart of Change

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

THE HEART OF CHANGE A frequent explanation for the unexpected election result is that this was a "change election" in which a majority of voters w...

Let The Peacock Age Begin: Cosmological Reflections On The U.S. Election

Josh Schrei | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Josh Schrei

To be sure, this time will shine. Regrettably, it may often shine with the coarse flame of anger and pride, with the sickly gleam of the fascist's polished boot. But it will also shine from our renewed hearts.

Blake Within Blake Within Blake Without End

Harold Lloyd | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

As I have written before, the great William Blake magnificently employed signs beyond mere words in his poetry. His powerful illustrations of verse a...

Beyond Words Alone: Poets as Artists of the Intentional

Harold Lloyd | Posted 09.25.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

In his wonderful The New Book of Forms, Lewis Turco tells us that poets "focus on mode, on language itself." Focusing on language, a poet in Turco's ...

Three Kinds Of People

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 09.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

In these troubled times we need more of the third level of understanding that brings a deeper commitment to a future that is more genuinely humane, more fully inclusive, more dedicated to justice than to greed and more able to find ways to balance the needs of both nature and culture.

The Threat Of Tyranny

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 08.11.2016 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

History abounds with examples of tyrants exploiting groups of people who believed they were about to be saved from the uncertainties of life, and the rule of divide and conquer has been a favorite tool.

Dreams and Unconscious Creativity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

The unconscious mind works in strange and sometimes wonderful ways. The other night, I was awakened by a loud thunderstorm passing over the beach. I l...

How Jesus Became A Superhero

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Jesus and the Roman Empire have plenty of things in common. Without the Roman Empire there would have been neither Jesus nor Christianity. Both Jesus ...

Grandmother's Mythic Kingdom

KidSpirit | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
KidSpirit

By contributing writer Noorjehan Asim for KidSpirit's Myth and Magic issue. I've always had a soft spot for the surreal. My fondest childhood memo...

Smile! You Are God's Selfie

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

We are almost there! On June 30, Mars, the planet of war, ends its retrograde motion, which he started on April 17. It has been a time fraught with mi...

Journey behind a Name: Reviving Circassian Mythology

Merissa Khurma | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home
Merissa Khurma

I have often been questioned about my name in my home country. Every year, on the first day of school, all students looked the same; grey pants, striped shirts and maroon ties. But when roll call kicked off, I slid deeper into my seat.

Artist Hand-Sews Odes To Greek Mythology's Baddest Women

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

"I’ve always been interested in stories," artist Elaine Reichek explained to The Huffington Post. "And myths are fabulous stories, especially in how...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

Obatala - The Sweetest God from Africa

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 05.03.2016 | Religion
Liaquat Ali Khan

Like Greek, Middle Eastern, and Indian mythologies, the West African mythology offers a sophisticated understanding of creation and humanity.

The Subtle Course of Destiny

Petros Koublis | Posted 03.18.2017 | Arts
Petros Koublis

Forget all words and give shape to no phrases. We learn more in silence, undisturbed by the sound of our voice. For if destiny is mind dependent, then it's inferior to ourselves, therefore it's unimportant.

The Cemeteries Are Empty

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 02.17.2017 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

In 2010, I took a trip to Chicago to visit the Art Institute's new section on Matisse, titled 'Radical Invention'.

The Bittersweetness of Remembrance

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts
Petros Koublis

There are some stories that stay with you. They leave a strong impression and become a reference that influences the way we think. A story like this o...

The Year of the Red Monkey - 2016

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 02.05.2017 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

From Feb. 8, 2016, the New Moon in Aquarius, until Jan 27, 2017, the next New Moon in Aquarius, we are all monkeys. Not only because that is what Darw...

A Mythology of The Unseen

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.01.2017 | 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 left w...

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

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 01.15.2017 | 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 01.08.2017 | 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 12.31.2016 | 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 12.29.2016 | 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 12.23.2016 | 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.