Monthly Archives: July 2015

A Myth is Not a Lie Pt. 3

My Own ‘Hero’s Adventure’ “In the old Irish poets and writers we find a man reckoned wealthy not by what he has but by what he gives.” —Seamus McManus[1] So now I strike out on a new Hero’s Journey, a … Continue reading

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A Myth is Not a Lie Pt. 2

The Writer’s Journey “Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry; it is metaphorical. It has been well said the mythology is the penultimate truth—penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words.”  —Joseph Campbell[1] “The Hero’s Journey is not … Continue reading

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A Myth is Not a Lie Pt. 1

INTRODUCTION: When I originally wrote this essay, I succumbed to the temptation of so many writers in quoting the famous speech by Chief Seattle. It’s probably the most quoted speech of any noted aboriginal figure in Western history. There’s only … Continue reading

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