Tagged: The Inner Reaches of Outer Space

Cornhusk mask of the Seneca (Iroquois) "Bushyheads" or Husk Face Society. 0

MythBlast | El Niño Dios, the Goddess, and the Cross

There is nothing more mythic than the ceremonies and stories that have gathered around the winter solstice. They are powerful metaphors that are present across cultures, irrespective of time and places, with the vastness...

Winter Solstice at Stonehenge (Photo by Mark Grant. Used through a Creative Commons license.) 0

MythBlast | The Winter Solstice and Other Metaphors

The winter solstice approaches and soon the sun’s course will reach its lowest noon altitude and its shortest day, marking both the end and beginning of another solar year. Hence, this day aligns itself...

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MythBlast | The Vicarious Reaches of Cyberspace

1986 saw the publication of three seminal books: The Society of Mind by MIT cognitive scientist Marvin Minsky, On the Plurality of Worlds by philosopher David Lewis, and The Inner Reaches of Outer Space...

Joseph Campbell, c. 1953 (Photo by B.S. Wise) 0

MythBlast | Joseph Campbell: Virtuoso of the Sublime

There is a saying attributed to Hermes Trismegistus: “As above, so below; as within, so without” (The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean, p. 47). This means that whatever happens on any level of reality...

Mythic Imagination: Collected Short Fiction by Joseph Campbell 0

MythBlast | Where Do Stories Come From?

For every profession, there’s a question people ask that isn’t the real question. When I was an actor, the question audience members asked was, “How do you learn all those lines?” when what they...