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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. 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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