The Belly of the Why

After an unexpected, but honestly welcome, week off, we are back to The Hero with a Thousand Faces and the subchapter The Belly of the Whale. This is going to be a bit shorter than usual since this is the last subchapter before we get into Chapter Two. First line…

Patreon Launch!

It’s happening! Today is the launch of my Patreon, and I wouldn’t do such a thing without offering you, my friends, a little somethin’ somethin’. So, what I’m going to make available today are two chapters from the book I am currently working on. These are rough…

Something, Something, Freud

Sometimes I feel like reading this is a futile effort. I think Joseph Campbell knew a lot of myths and really wanted an excuse to tell them, and they are fascinating. It comes, however, that more of the book is dedicated to telling the myths in completion than talking about…

This Book is Longer than Necessary (Hero with a Thousand Faces)

We're back, with more The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Last week we looked at The Call to Adventure and The Herald, who being this call. This week we'll be looking at The Refusal, and it doesn't take long for Joseph Campbell to get back to Freud and, in this…

We're Into the Meat! (Hero with a Thousand Faces)

Welcome back to the weekly series Layman Reads as I blunder my way through The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. And speaking of blunders, we come to my first point of contention. It’s a small thing, but it’s Freud again, and now Campbell is insisting,…