Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

The Dangers of Corporate Mythology

A lot of the things I’ve talked about or predicted on my Mythopoeia lecture series are coming true. I’ve warned of the privatization of Cultural Mythology by Corporations where Holidays once associated with culture or government entities are hijacked by Corporate Mythology and Investors, then are repackaged and commoditized to us. There’s a PR firm […]

Why Build Statues?

Ozymandias – Percy Bysshe Shelley (1818) I met a traveller from an antique land who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, and wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, tell that its sculptor […]

Who was Hamlet?

This play has always been my favorite. It connects so well to Modern people and the familiar familial battles of Modern inter-family strife, divorce, step-family conflict, power, money, manipulation, and angst. But Hamlet represents so much more, I’ve always felt. And his character is very much a reflection of not just our ancient myths and […]