Women, by Joseph Campbell (Hero with a Thousand Faces)

Today I bring you two parts, as per our usual agreement. We'll be covering The Meeting with the Goddess and Woman as The Temptress. There's a lot of incest, which I'll mostly gloss over because it's getting a little old hat. I'm trying out a different system for writing these,…

Uuuhhhhggggg (Hero With a Thousand Faces)

Joseph Campbell, my friends, puts a lot of stock in dreams. I know I said I wouldn’t mention it again, but he really gets into it in this subchapter The Road of Trials. First, he talks about this period being, well, a period of trials, usually supernatural. This, of…

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…