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Modern Myth and Meaning is a blog series on the contributions of literature and pop culture to contemporary mythology.
[Joseph] Campbell thought that in order for modern society to rejuvenate itself from a detached spiritual condition, we were going to need some new symbols.
What did "real" fans think of Star Wars in an era "a long time ago..."?
The Hero's Journey, the ur myth of our psyche, infuses, inhabits and informs all of our fiction.
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The tendency to synchronize pervades the universe, from atoms to animals, and people to planets.
In the tradition of Heinlein, The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley is a provocative space adventure for young adults. But upon closer look, there is a lot more to the story as it becomes a prime example of an archetypical hero’s journey.
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Your story lives and breathes through your characters. Through them your premise, idea and your plot come alive. Characters give your story meaning; they...