Silver Linings

This past summer, I visited India as a part-spiritual retreat, part-restocking-on-khakara-trip. It’s a trip the family has been making frequently with a very similar routine each time. Land in Mumbai, meet grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, second cousins, people that are close enough to be called cousins, and the fruit stand man that’s been the same… Continue reading Silver Linings

Thinking Mythically

During the first half of the episode “The Message of the Myth” (part of “The Power of Myth” television series), interviewer Bill Moyers appears somewhat uncomfortable with comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell’s metaphorical treatment of religion.  It feels as though Moyers only grudgingly accepts Campbell’s views, particularly when applied to Moyers’s own religion.  However, Moyers eventually… Continue reading Thinking Mythically