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Lions and Tigers and Athena, Oh My!

by Mark C.E. Peterson

This month we turn to Campbell’s volume Occidental Mythology. For most of us raised in the West, Western mythology is where we get our start investigating myth, and that means the Greeks. For me,...

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Oh-harai-taisai (July 30) marks a mid-point in the Shinto lunar year when the faithful undertake the Grand Purification Ceremony washing away the sins committed thus far. They effectively enter into the second half of the year by passing through a ring of woven grasses, cleansed of moral or spiritual error.

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Welcome to the House, a great maze of Halls and Vestibules whose Tides and Seasons Piranesi has painstakingly mapped in order to live seamlessly within them. The introduction of chaos—that is, humanity—into the House forces Piranesi to examine all he has taken for granted in his understanding of Life. Piranesi invites the reader to confront the changeable nature of truth and the fluidity of reality—and ultimately decide to which world they belong.”

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Joseph Campbell Foundation

Weekly Quotation

Writer’s block results from too much head. Cut off your head. Pegasus, poetry, was born of Medusa when her head was cut off. You have to be reckless when writing. Be as crazy as your conscience allows.

-- Joseph Campbell