Mythology Influences

I’ve been reading mythology since grade school where I discovered the Greek, Roman and Norse myths.  Later, I began reading Native American and Celtic myths.  Then, I discovered alternative religion (especially Wicca and Hinduism).  That, of course, is when I discovered Joseph Campbell and “the Hero’s Journey.”  Since then, I’ve been influenced and inspired by many dedicated authors and practitioners.  I’m a seeker.  I love ideas and tracing those ideas in the past, present and future.

Some of my other influences are:

Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés (Women Who Run with Wolves)
Karl Gustav Jung (synchronicity, archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious)
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. (Author | Jungian Analyst | Activist)
George Lucas and the Mythology of Star Wars
Starhawk (Regenerative Culture, Earth-based Spirituality, and Permaculture)
Dr. Catherine Svehla (Myth in the Mojave/MITM)
The American Indian Movement (and Associated Holy Men, Holy Women and Activists) and Tribal Myths and Religion
Ann Moura and Green Witchcraft (Origins of Modern Witchcraft)
Joseph Campbell Foundation and Pacifica Graduate Institute