By John Adcox

Now that my novel Raven Wakes the World is out, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of myth in storytelling.

In June of 1999, I traveled to England for the first time. After a few days in London, my friend and I rented a car and toured around the countryside, visiting sites of mythological importance like Stonehenge, Avebury, Glastonbury Tor, Cadbury, and Tintagel. For us, the history and mythic significance of these sites made the journey more than a vacation; it was a sort of pilgrimage. …

I totally stole this image. I honestly have no idea where it originated, but I really like it. So many, many props to some unknown but sincerely appreciated artist.

First, I really enjoyed the first seasons of HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones. I was enjoying the books, immensely, until I realized I was forgetting so much between volumes that it just made more sense to wait until the entire series is finished to dive into them again. …

The Sword and the Grail: Restoring the Forgotten Archetype in Arthurian Myth

It’s possible that I might have a slight obsession with mythology—one I learned when I first started reading C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien back in grade school, and first encountered the idea of deliberate myth-making. It’s certainly a part of my own writing. My novel Raven Wakes The World: A Winter Tale, coming in October from The Story Plant, is all about the power of myth to heal us when our hearts are broken, yes, and to help us create.

Just recently, the Library of Jungian Articles republished an essay I wrote a few years ago on…

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