Category Archives: Mythology

The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

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Nuclear

January 28, 2016 Nuclear The past couple of weeks have been nuclear in nature. I thought it fitting since I was writing about the natural nuclear explosion over Tunguska and watching the TV show Manhattan about the first Atomic Bomb. … Continue reading

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Books and Mythos

July 8, 2006 Books “The trouble with books is you don’t know what’s in them until its too late.” This quote is from Jeanette Winterson who was on Bill Moyer’s PBS series Faith and Reason. The same could be said … Continue reading

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Sydney as Sophia

Sydney as Sophia Rambaldi and the Holy Grail Sophia is the embodiment of the sacred feminine. She is the bride of Christ and the Holy Grail itself. Sydney Bristow in the television show Alias is also a symbolic of Holy … Continue reading

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Frozen

Frozen This Season—Season 4—they’ve chosen the Snow Queen as their villain. The writers introduced Elsa at the end of Season 3. She causes some chaos, but soon warms up to the inhabitants of Storybrooke. It is her Aunt Ingrid that … Continue reading

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Heavenly Fire

Heavenly Fire “He performs great signs so that even he makes the fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.” comes from Revelations 13:13. I quote this verse because it relates to to the … Continue reading

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High Priestess of Steampunk

High Priestess of Steampunk I read the 2009 book Boneshaker by Cherie Priest in 2012. I was hooked after that. I recently had discovered the genre of Steampunk and read that Priest was one of the best and most popular … Continue reading

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The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess by Starhawk came out in 1979 and was reprinted in 1989.  This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of … Continue reading

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The Twelve Wild Swans

The Twelve Wild Swans The Twelve Wild Swans: A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing and Action by Starhawk and Hilary Valentine came out in 2001. The Twelve Wild Swans is an introduction to a mature level of Wicca … Continue reading

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Ego and Archetype

Ego and Archetype  Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche by Edward F Edinger came out in 1972.  I read it in 2000.  It proved very insightful and was very influential on me. Man’s consciousness was … Continue reading

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