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Mythology

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 | Books
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 | World
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 03.23.2016 | 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 02.17.2016 | 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 02.17.2016 | 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 02.09.2016 | 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 02.01.2016 | 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 left w...

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 02.12.2016 | 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 12.23.2015 | 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 ev...

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.