Thank You, Dennis,
for that wonderful response. I don’t want to hog the conversation, but you do bring up some of my favorites (James Hillman, and the poet Wallace Stevens), though T.M. Luhrmann’s book has been off my radar until now.
Frankly, though, I did want to take a moment to note that the link to your website in the bio paragraph at the end of your essay is incorrect (though that is in the process of being fixed). So, for those who missed it, here is the correct URL for your site: https://www.dennispatrickslattery.com
This is especially important for our fellow Campbellophiles, who should check out your upcoming events at this link. Those who scroll down the page will see that May 12 – 15 of next year (2022) you will be leading a workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico, entitled “Questing for Our Personal Myth: Writing, Remembering, and Renewing Our Story Through the Teachings of Joseph Campbell.”
I notice that event was originally scheduled for last week. Though I’m sorry that didn’t happen, it’s good news for the many who responded in our COHO discussion of your previous MythBlast essay, especially given there’s more than a year to plan and prep for a trip (and, in fact, I’d recommend any who have not been to Santa Fe take a few extra days on one end or the other to explore the area – such a magical setting).
I hope forum participants will forgive me for inserting what may appear to be a blatant promotion into the discussion, but I know this subject is of interest to many, and seemed the least I could do after we posted the wrong link.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.