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The inscription on the curved aluminum surface reads simply: “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon, July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” Signed,— alongside signatures from...

This month’s MythBlast Series highlighted text is Joseph Campbell’s Myths To Live By. I leafed through my copy in Portuguese and nothing struck me. I like to think about things that make me curious to...

We Happy Few

Bradley Olson

A few weeks ago, on October 25th, we observed St. Crispin’s Day. I recognize that it’s probably an exaggeration to say “we” observed it. This feast day was removed from the Roman Catholic Church’s universal...

Light and dark. Heat and cold. These are some of the primal archetypal polarities that underpin the world and its workings. For example, we experience these archetypes within the natural cycles of the earth. The...

One Way to Avoid Hell

Bradley Olson

A foggy mountain road full of fall foliage and red and orange leaves on the trees and ground. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons. CC0. I have noticed over the years, a characteristic of...

Don’t Panic

Gabrielle Basha

“Cosmic Cliffs” in the Carina Nebula. Image taken by the James Webb Telescope 2022. RELEASE: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI. Public Domain. “I like the cover,” he said. “Don’t Panic. It’s the first helpful or intelligible...

When Metaphors Become Zombies

Mark C.E. Peterson

All Saint’s Day in Gniezno, Poland. Photo by Diego Delso, delso.photo, License CC-BY-SA. Halloween decorations sprang up suddenly, like giant mushrooms on front lawns all around my neighborhood this week—3 full weeks before the official holiday. (I’m...

Photograph by Flickr Dickson Phua(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). In this MythBlast year of Decentering the Hero, this month’s theme is Fear. We often don’t seem to think about fear in relation to heroism. The heroic deed...

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