August 12, 2020: Zajchowski Blog: The Lover’s Call to Life

By Stephanie Zajchowski, Ph.D. The morning news reads like a dystopian novel. After five years of studying apocalyptic writing, I imagined I would be able to achieve an academic distance from a global pandemic in order to observe as new patterns emerge. The reality has been quite the opposite. I spend most mornings consumed by case […]

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May 27, 2020 Pearson Blog: The Power of Story in a Time of Crisis and Potential Social Renewal

By Carol S. Pearson …this is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief […]

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March 18, 2020 Lovejoy Blog: Frozen II: Disney’s Response to Social Isolation in the Time of Coronavirus

By Rebekah Lovejoy  Disney has just released Frozen II on Disney+, surprisingly early. I am watching it for the first time. Sitting here witnessing Elsa climb up the stairway of ice from the raging sea, I feel as though I am watching an ascension, the reverse movements of Inanna’s descent. How long have we waited for a […]

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January 20, 2020 Lippin Blog: Contemplating the Intersection of Aging and Dying

By Laurie B. Lippin My Personal Journey, Through the Lenses of Personality Type and Archetypes Perhaps it was the writing of this topic, the openness and introspection it was requiring of me, that put me in touch with themes I was living but had not quite recognized as part of my ongoing story. Living synchronistically […]

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December 4, 2019 Slominski Blog: The Rise of Regency

By Andrea M. Slominski The 2016 presidential election released and supported a torrent of suppressed hatred and fear. Within this attempted “othering” of anyone who is not a white American male of European descent is the rise of publicly expressed misogyny. Driven by far-right political ideas, U.S. culture is once again attacking the fundamental human […]

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October 31, 2019 Koehler Blog: Roger’s Labors: The Resonance of Psyche and Eros in Outlander

By Dori Koehler If it’s true that myths and archetypes are alive and well and, as Barbra Streisand once said in The Mirror Has Two Faces,“living in my apartment,” then it’s also true that the material that constellates them is found in our stories, most notably the stories that hook the soul of a culture and […]

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June 14, 2019 Sells Blog: Sansa and the Strength of Endurance

*Contains Spoilers*   [Persephone] was filled with a sense of wonder, and she reached out with both hands             to take hold of the pretty plaything. And the earth, full of roads leading every which way, opened up under her.             It happened on the Plain of Nysa. There it was that the Lord who receives many […]

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May 27, 2019 Sells Blog: Arya Stark: Transforming an Image of Abduction

 He seized her against her will, put her on his golden chariot, And drove away as she wept.   By Angela Sells *Contains Spoilers* (Author’s Note: While the figure of Thanatos in Greek mythology more closely represents an actual “Lord of Death,” Hades has passed into modern parlance and become synonymous with both the realm of […]

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April 29, 2019 Selig Blog: The Creator Meets the Critic at the Nursery

By Jennifer Leigh Selig My newest book has been birthed—she’s just a few days old now. To say it was a labor of love is trite, but no less true. Deep Creativity: Seven Ways to Spark Your Creative Spirit took three years to conceive, grow, and release, and my co-creators Deborah Anne Quibell and Dennis Patrick […]

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March 22, 2019 Hobbs Blog: Captain Marvel: Harnessing a Woman’s True Power

By Priscilla Hobbs *Contains Spoilers* I admit that I was skeptical when I walked into the theater. In a Tarantinoesque duality, I’m a “DC Girl.” I like superheroes who are emotionally complex. Okay, really, I just like Batman. So when Captain Marvel[i], the latest installment in the ever-expanding Marvel Comics Universe (MCU for short), was announced, […]

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