Tagged: 2020

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MythBlast | Beyond the Moonshine

“Get up!” Through his sleep, Freddy Bliss vaguely heard the agitated voice, but he was unwilling to open his eyes. “Up! Up! Up! Up!” (Mythic Imagination, 3) For readers of Joseph Campbell, the name “Freddy...

Writer's Block by Isabelle Gallino 0

MythBlast | There and Stuck Again: The Creative Darkness of the Soul

Writer’s Block by Isabelle Gallino (used through a Creative Commons license) Time and again, as artists and writers we come to a point in our development where that proverbial “block” on the road of...

Angela Gregory as a young artist 0

MythBlast | Joseph Campbell, Angela Gregory, and a Future Awaiting All of Us

The art of letter writing has been significantly threatened since e-mails and text messages brought about faster and more efficient ways to communicate with words. Once human relationships depended heavily on written correspondence. This...

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MythBlast | The Known and the Unknowable: A Meeting of Light and Dark

The Dream of Joy (from The Sleep of Sorrow and the Dream of Joy) by Raffaelle Monti (marble, England, 1861. Photo by Chris Beckett; used through a Creative Commons license). Having read and reread...

A Journey Into the Unknown by Bastian Schmidt. Used through a Creative Commons license. 0

MythBlast | Dancing with the Unknown

A Journey into the Unknown by Bastian Schmidt. Used through a Creative Commons License How do we know what we know? When does an introduced idea cross that threshold from something encountered to something...

An Grotesque Woman by Quenten Matys (oil on oak, Germany, c. 1513) 0

MythBlast | The Wedding of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain

The story of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain is one of the most popular tales to come down from late medieval England, and scholars generally attribute it to Geoffrey Chaucer. In “The Wife of...

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MythBlast | OK, Boomer, Star Wars, and Myth

The recent OK, Boomer brouhaha both amused and bemused me, and made me think (surprise!) about Star Wars and Joseph Campbell, not that I needed an excuse. If you managed to miss it, so-called...

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The Grail Never Fails: Continue the Search in the New Year

The Grail by Alice Popkorn. Used through a Creative Commons license As we begin the new year, I express my gratitude to Evans Lansing Smith for so skillfully editing Joseph Campbell’s research and writing...