On The Nature Of Stories (viz. Myth and Mythic Resonance) – From Terry Pratchett

"Because stories are important.People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around. Stories exist independently of their players. If you know that, the knowledge is power. Stories, great flapping ribbons of shaped space-time, have been blowing and uncoiling around the universe since the beginning of time. And they have … Continue reading On The Nature Of Stories (viz. Myth and Mythic Resonance) – From Terry Pratchett

The Religion(s) Of The Kalash & Nuristanis – Psychoanalyzing The Pre-Occupation With Proclaiming Them ‘Pre-Vedic’

Something I have meant to write upon for some time, are the religions of the Kalasha and Nuristani groups found in the mountainous northern borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan. They attract attention for obvious reasons - because they are not what we expect from this area. This is partially because of their sympathetically resonant story … Continue reading The Religion(s) Of The Kalash & Nuristanis – Psychoanalyzing The Pre-Occupation With Proclaiming Them ‘Pre-Vedic’

OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives on Lore and Order [Part 2]: Freak On A Leash – Why The Gods Allowed The Waxing Of Fenrir ; also The Introduction of The Avenging Son as Deepa Order.

The first example we shall consider, is the binding of the Fenris Wolf. Now, I had cause to ponder, the other day, just why it might have been that The Gods did not simply kill the Wolf as soon as They became made aware of the prophecy surrounding his dire role in the eventual Twilight … Continue reading OF BHAIRAVA AND BALANCE – Vedic, Eddic, and Homeric perspectives on Lore and Order [Part 2]: Freak On A Leash – Why The Gods Allowed The Waxing Of Fenrir ; also The Introduction of The Avenging Son as Deepa Order.

On Adopting The Mantle of Myth – And Pakistan’s Perilously Pained Pretensions To Same

One of my favourite concepts from the field of 20th century comparative mythography has to be Eliade's notion of the Eternal Return. That idea that many rituals are, in effect, 're-enactments' of prior and supernal Mythic Events; which not only carry their more overt (and often quite ornate) beneficial purpose for the participants, but which … Continue reading On Adopting The Mantle of Myth – And Pakistan’s Perilously Pained Pretensions To Same