Everything Changes When We See Ourselves

By |2019-02-12T16:08:21-07:00January 18th, 2019|Transitory Thoughts|

When I was young, I wanted nothing more than to be Merlin, the magician. Our weekly trips into town to visit the library from our rural Ohio farm allowed me to fill my imagination with epic fantasy stories and romantic Arthurian legends. I could almost see the mists of Avalon opening before me when the [...]

How to Steal Power from the Gods: Myths of Trickery, Fire and Divine Paradox

By |2018-12-19T16:55:06-07:00March 29th, 2017|Transitory Thoughts|

Let’s take a quick step into cultural mythology.  One of my favorite myths is the story of sacred thieves or tricksters.  Lewis Hyde calls tricksters beings that “violate principles of social and natural order, playfully disrupting normal life and then re-establishing it on a new basis.”  It’s a really cool trope: most often a being [...]

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