Beauties, Brigands, and Beasties

The White Goddess

Robert Graves has had a huge influence on my work. His book The White Goddess dissects the hidden myths and symbols of Western culture that float around the edges of Christian, Greek, and Druidic beliefs. He exposes their secret meanings as connected to the Bible and their connection to Druidic lore surrounding ancient religious texts, […]



Making Myth – A Dove called Hu

In my mytho-poetic novel, the Phantammeron, I have tried to “create myth” using imagery, poetic prose, and abstracted story elements of my Christian and Pagan past to convey to the reader and writers that writing can go beyond our shallow Modern Tropes. As I’ve talked about, writing novels and fantasy stories no longer has to […]



Our Mythological Connection to Animals

We should not forget, as the world now shrinks and the animals perish around us, the magnificent and powerful connection we have to the animal world, not as pets or as food, but as Myth! For in fairy tales and ancient stories we find something written that shows we once had some deeper bond to […]