Category Archives: Mythology

Healing Male Impotence

Male potency, an erect phallos upon demand, is the effect Viagra is intended to produce. Although I have never tried that product, I hear that it works and that, under certain conditions, it could kill you. A similar problem was … Continue reading

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The Internal Feminine of Philip K. Dick

When he died in 1982, Philip K. Dick left about 2000 pages of manuscript, much of it hand written, laying around his house. Those pages were collected and edited into The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick which was finally published … Continue reading

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St. Niklaus, the Reformed Berserker

When I mentioned to my friend that Saint Nick’s was going to be celebrated on the 6th of December, he said “Niklaus, the Swiss saint?” “No, Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, the one who evolved into Santa Claus. They are … Continue reading

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Kari Woodenskirt, the growth of the feminine spirit

There is a Norwegian variant of the Cinderella fairy tale where the heroine wears a wooden skirt. Kari is a princess who escapes from her vicious stepmother by going to be with the cattle in the meadow. There she makes … Continue reading

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Philo means Love

I did a radio show back in 1999 on dreams and their meaning. Those callers whose questions could not be answered got a call back. One was a young man in his early twenties, who wanted to know the meaning … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Inflated Masculine

Balloons are inflated with hot air which, being lighter than the surrounding air, cause the balloon to rise. The hot air can be kept that way as long as the source of heat can be controlled. In this way man … Continue reading

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Ganymede, the Hellenes’ Eagle Dancer

In order to understand the story of Zeus and Ganymede, we have to set the stage. Before the gods and goddesses of the ancient Greeks, there was a process which started with Chaos. Next was Gaia the Earth Goddess, then … Continue reading

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Re-establishing Relationship with the Feminine

Before writing there were stories.  We told one another these stories which preserved our knowledge.  The stories told by our ancestors and passed down to us are their understanding of the nature of the things they experienced, the workings of … Continue reading

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Psyche, the Eagle, and the Crystal Chalice

The third task which Aphrodite gives Psyche to perform seems impossible.  The River Styx springs out of crag high in the mountains and from there begins its hidden decent into the valley and swamps before flowing into the Underworld.  Aphrodite … Continue reading

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Psyche’s Journey to the Underworld

The fourth task the Great Mother Aphrodite gives Psyche is to fetch some beauty cream from Persephone, Goddess and Queen of Hades’ Realm beneath the human world. Psyche sees this task as certain death and decides to throw herself from … Continue reading

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