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The New Mythology is the Old Mythology Pt. 2

“Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.” —Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth The Hero’s Journey Comes Full Circle Both sci-fi and fantasy—today’s ‘speculative fiction’—can claim an ancient lineage. It’s not hard to hear echoes of humanity’s … 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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The Delusion of Invulnerability

A Review of The Desolation of Smaug Less action, more magic. I could stop at that and it would be a fitting review of this movie. The current craze for ultraviolence in mega-budget movies made possible by CGI too often … Continue reading

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