Mythological Studies Journal
Welcome to 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.
Myth Journal, Volume IV-Articles
- Cheap Tattered Gloves: Getting a Grip in the Modern World by Timothy Hall
- The Ecopsychology of Milk by Odette Springer
- The (Mal) Creation of Food the Monsanto Way: A Call to Return a Mythic Sensitivity to Food Production by Clara Oropeza
- The Necessary Relativity of Secrecy by Nina Hatfield
- A Transformation of Gawain: A Human Experience by Leontine Armstrong
- From Republican Chaos to Imperial Cosmos: Virgil’s New Myth for Augustan Rome in the Aeneid by Matt Wheeler
- “The Music of the Spheres”: Musical Theory and Alchemical Image by Margaret Mendenhall
Myth Journal, Volume III-Articles
- The Loa Mounts: Physical, Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Possession by Jody Gentian Bower
- Re-Visioning Patriarchy Through the Lens of Homer’s Odyssey by Michael Dean Bogar
- The Salt That She Became: The Unnamed Wife in Genesis by Emma Tresemer
- The Hermetic Christ by Rebecca Diggs
- The Concubine as Mytheme of Convergence and Differentiation in Hebrew Mythology by Karin Zirk
- Terminal Mercury Poisoning: The Threatened Extinction of Primordial Mind by Anita Doyle
- In Techno-Eden: Fantasies of Death and Rebirth in The Fountain by Dorene Sue Koehler
- Drawing Water, Drawing Breath by Odette Springer