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Myths Go to the Movies: Alice in Wonderland

It’s a poorly-kept secret that nowadays, myths have gone to Hollywood.¬†Joseph Campbell spent time holed up with filmmaker George Lucas, helping him hash out the first Star Wars movies (and to my mind, the recent three were missing that timeless spark). In Campbell’s classic book,¬†The Hero with a Thousand Faces, he outlines a “universal myth,” […]

Is Mythology True?

It depends on what your definition of “true” is, to misquote a slippery politician in a tight place. I’ve decided to pose this as a true/false question on Wis.dom. Click here to answer: Is mythology true? Now, let me tell you a story about Joseph Campbell, which will explain why I asked the question. Warning: […]

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