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Tag Archives: Myth
I want to argue a paradox…that the origins, liveliness, and durability of cultures require that there be space for figures whose function is to uncover and disrupt the very things that cultures are based on. – Lewis Hyde It has … Continue reading
I spent a lot of time this week staring at a blank screen while trying to sum up two recent posts (No discouraging words 1 and 2). The ways in which thought/stories create reality is a massive topic. Not only … Continue reading
Sometimes the movies surprise you. On Friday, I saw The Muppets Most Wanted and wished I had waited for the DVD. Sunday I watched Thor: The Dark World on DVD, and was sorry I hadn’t caught it on the big … Continue reading
In my so far disappointing effort to make sense of Tumblr, I have at least found several intriguing posts, including this one from josephcampbellwasright.tumblr.com called “The American Monomyth.” The Monomyth is a world-wide mythic pattern that Joseph Campbell described in The … Continue reading
An ailing king lives at the heart of the Wasteland. We often find this figure in fairy tales, such as “The Water of Life,” where efforts to heal him launch the story. Jungians interpret the king as the “dominant ruling … Continue reading
Joseph Campbell considered the Wasteland and the quest for the Grail that heals it to be a core myth for our time. During “The Power of Myth” series at the end of his life, Campbell said the Wasteland results from … Continue reading