Mythological Studies Student Journal

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A Letter from the Editor:

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 4 of the Mythological Studies Journal, featuring writings by students enrolled in the Mythological Studies MA/PhD program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. These writers include students currently enrolled in course work as well as those working on their dissertations.

The seven articles in our fourth volume represent a variety of subjects from Alchemy to Milk. Featured in this current issue are three essays dealing with our mythopoetic relationship to food and natural resources. From there we launch into the alchemical nature of secrets, then to the transformative nature of Gawain, next taking a leap into Augustan Rome with Virgil; and finally, in our last essay, the reader will find themselves with Pythagoras listening to the stars and the music of the spheres.

I hope that readers will find these writing to be provocative, entertaining and most of all able to see that which we all many times take for granted, with freshness and newness.

Many thanks are due to Nicky Tannion, our newly appointed Managing Editor and to our faculty advisor, Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery and to all of the peer-reviewers and authors. I am extremely appreciative of the time and effort that all you have contributed to this publication – thank you for all of your hard work.

Sincerely,
Fujio Mandeville
Editor-in-Chief