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Mythology

Women, Power and the Rule of Three

Lisa Levart | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Lisa Levart

My personal relationship with power is fraught with anxiety, self-doubt and fear of conflict. As a woman, I doubt I am alone in this, yet as I strug...

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

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.21.2014 | 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.

Television Characters: I Know They're Not Real People, But...

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Rohrer

Television characters have moved me to tears, made me LOL, frustrated me to the point of giving up on watching a show, outraged me for reasons I didn't even recognize at the time, and shocked me to the point of tears, frustration, and outrage at having to wait another week for answers.

How to Honor the Real Isis: Goddess of Magical Healing

Annie Finch | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Annie Finch

When you hear the acronym "ISIS" lately, unfortunately, you probably recognize it as an acronym of terror and brutality. This is a shame, because "Isis" is a word that has much to offer us.

Dracula Untold - An Intense Love Story and Back Story of the Infamous Count Dracula

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 10.31.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Dracula Untold is an intense love story that changes everything we know about the world's most famous vampire.

"The Golem of Hollywood": A Grisly L.A. Mystery

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 10.13.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

They have a way of scaring you, of chasing sleep away, these psychological thrillers that send your heart thumping. Imagine, then, what you are in for when two masters of the genre decide to collaborate.

Autumn Equinox: The Day of Peace and Relationships

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
Gahl Eden Sasson

Today is the Equinox! The Sun transits from Virgo into Libra, initiating Autumn (in the Northern hemisphere). You might not even know it, but most likely you felt it somewhere in your body, mind, and/or soul.

Aphrodite Rising... as Beyoncé?

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Not only was Queen Bey's 16-minute VMA medley from her self-titled album flawless and edgy, but it was a testament to the power and majesty of a woman who knows her worth -- the embodiment of Aphrodite. After watching Beyoncé's performance, you may agree that Aphrodite isn't dead but merely had a costume change.

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Translating Jean Racine

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

Woman: A Hidden Power

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.24.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.

America: Dumb and Dumber

William E. White | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
William E. White

We blame teachers and schools, but in truth, the cause of American ignorance and stupidity is more fundamental than our school institutions. Parents, community leaders, public figures, popular culture icons, and peers tell our children--in words, deeds, and attitudes--that education is worthless.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Symeonidou

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because t...

Black Orfeus: Samba at the Thalia

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Marcel Camus' 1959 Golden Palme winner Black Orpheus is a study in filmmaking genius. Set against the background of Carnival in Rio in one of the out...

Goblins Are the New Outrage: Weird Gremlins Sweep the News

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 08.01.2014 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

A tide of reported goblin encounters that have swept the African mainstream alternate media in recent days left me astonished! Strange goblins are p...

(R)evolution in Berlin: The David Bowie Epic Exclusively at Martin-Gropius-Bau

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Berlin was rumbling in early 2013 when David Bowie was appearing all over the city in the form of posters for his surprise album The Next Day, his first in a decade.

For Cultures Around The World, These Creatures Are More Fact Than Fiction

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

Icelandic elves have crept across international headlines in recent weeks for their role in halting a long-planned roadway expansion. According to rep...

The Odyssey (In My Own Words)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Calypso: Odysseus, I'm so much hotter than your wife. Just stay on this island forever, and let's be immortal together. I can totally arrange it. ...

Books That Grow With You: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 08.13.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Out of respect for that fear, and the memories I want to enshrine, I tend to leave my childhood books undisturbed on the shelf. But some books can withstand the test of our aging and grow with us, like a second skin.

This Young Mythology Expert Can't Get Enough Of Folklore

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents

This clip is part of HuffPost Live's "Tell Me Why" series, featuring young enthusiasts discussing the subjects they're passionate about -- from horror...

A Thousand Goddesses -- Some Nice, Some Not So Nice -- Take Your Pick

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I wish I had known Patricia Monaghan. She died a year and a half ago after a rich life as a poet, author, goddess scholar, and pioneer and mentor in t...

Why I Cannot Believe in Religion

Charles Negy, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Education
Charles Negy, Ph.D.

The other day, a Christian friend of mine expressed to me that he did not understand how so-called scientists can be open to exploring the unknown, ye...

"ART GIRLS" (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Even as it creates a fantastical story bringing art into everyday life via a quantum human evolutionary leap, ART GIRLS memorializes the vast raw urban spaces that made Berlin the destination for artists the world over.

A Constant Bullying

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dave Pruett

Most of us pay no heed to our mythology. It's the water we swim in, and we take it completely for granted. Or worse, we discount whatever smells of mythology. "That's just a myth," the saying goes, meaning an untruth, something believed without a shred of evidence.