Prometheus, Orpheus, and the Energy Crisis

  So I just picked up one heck of a fascinating book. Titled Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God and edited by professors Donna Bowman and Clayton Crockett  of the University of Central Arkansas, it is a collection of essays that situate theology within the context of 21st century science, particularly in relation to what science … More Prometheus, Orpheus, and the Energy Crisis

Myths help fight PTSD

Ancient warrior myths help veterans fight PTSD Greek heroes struggled with battle stress, too (http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-myth-helps-veterans-battle-ptsd-153531485.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory) By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News 15 hours ago Yahoo News 0 shares View photo . Ajax Defending Greek Ships Against Trojans (Bettmann/CORBIS) A soldier returns home from battle but has brought the war with him. He stares off into the … More Myths help fight PTSD

iKarma

“What goes around comes around.” This is the inevitable answer I hear from my students when I ask them what karma means. I also hear things like “what you give comes back to you,” “If you do something bad, something bad will come back to you,” on and on, one answer just another way of … More iKarma

Who is Zeus anyway?

It wakes us up at night. It shatters the night’s darkness. It sears and cracks, shakes us to our bones, our foundations. Lightning. Zeus’s tool, Zeus’s weapon. The supreme deity of the Greek pantheon, the king of the gods, master of wind, rain, thunder, and lightning. Wielder of justice, bestower of judgment, Zeus, metering out punishment, embodies … More Who is Zeus anyway?

Re-Visioning Eve

They are of inferior substance, of secondary importance to God. They have no souls. They are the gateway for the devil. How does the devil enter the world through a woman? Her sexuality of course. And if they get out of line, it’s okay–you can beat them… After all, you are not really beating her, you … More Re-Visioning Eve

McMansions and the Extinguishing of Hestia

Roughly two weeks ago I wrote two posts concerning the importance of myths in our lives (“Homo mythicus”) and briefly wrote on the characters of those myths–the gods, in an effort to situate the context from which future posts on “things mythical” would proceed (“Who are th gods anyway?). I had intended my next post … More McMansions and the Extinguishing of Hestia