Fiction and the Shamanic Journey

In a series of posts a few years ago, I talked about the function of fiction. What is it for? What purpose does it serve? After all, it’s all a pack of lies — and what’s more, it’s lies that everyone knows are false. In that article I argued that fiction’s primary purpose was to…

The Wheel’s Hub: the Axis Mundi in Tolkien’s Middle Earth

Note: ¬†this post is intended to be part of the “Journeying to Otherworlds” synchroblog hosted by Mahud here. ¬†Other participants include: Faith and the Hero’s Journey (Hawk’s Cry: The voice of a witch) Journeying to Otherworlds: Access Denied (Between Old and New Moons) Lions at the Door (Quaker Pagan Reflections) More Than These Words (Aquila…

The Narnian Tarot

Lewis channels not only the Christian story, but the Universal Story — the one echoed in Gilgamesh, the life of the Buddha, King Arthur, and so on. This is the story that children connect to when they read the books, and the reason for their enduring popularity.