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Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, c. 1490. Sacred realms. It’s so easy to discuss such a topic in the abstract. But how can we discern and honor such places and spaces in our everyday lives,...

Public domain. The Goddess, on the other hand, is in everybody, in every place, and is every place; the business of recognizing her there is the business of this mythology. Joseph Campbell, Goddesses: Mysteries of...

A postcard showing The Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, California, one of the most famous movie palaces of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Image via Flickr user Alden Jewell. CC 2.0. Entering a movie theater is a sacred experience for...

Once a Hero, Always the Hero?

Stephen Gerringer

Action figure of Anakin Skywalker. Photo by Eric Mesa, 2014. CC. After a lengthy journey full of hardship and struggle, the final threshold has at last been crossed. The dragon’s been slain, the maiden rescued,...

Borghese Dancers: a marble relief depicting the Hours, the goddesses of time in Greek Mythology, accompanied by the Graces. Rome, Italy, 2nd century CE. and now found at the Louvre Museum, Paris, France. Original photo...

The Luminous Dark

Kristina Dryža

Lyngvig Lighthouse in Denmark. Alexander Stielau, 2017. CC 2.0, via Flickr. Joseph Campbell states in A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living that: Nietzsche was the one who did the job for...

Sky Woman from “Earth on Turtle’s Back.” Detail of a photograph by Steve Grant, 2011. Via Flickr, CC 2.0. Recently I had an appointment with a dental hygienist I’d never met before. Making small talk,...

Gigantomachy frieze of the Pergamon Altar: Athena contra Alcyoneus. Photograph by User:Sailko, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Let’s begin by reminding ourselves that the term “the unseen aid,” along with so many other potentials...

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