Mythic Narrative and Cultural History
With mythic narratives as the loom, so to speak, Joseph Campbell's scholarly corpus provides a blueprint for how the various fields of the humanities can be woven together to reveal a rich tapestry of the emergence of humanity. This website follows Campbell's approach, marrying the traditional arts-humanities with some innovative methods of the digital humanities, to uncover new insights and give fresh perspectives on the relationship between culture and consciousness. T. G. Dolan
Interactive Timemaps provide an interesting way to index and access information. Maps for covering the period of Celtic Christianity in the First Millennium and Paleolithic Sites in Europe are well advanced.
The Book of Kells provides some marvelously illustrated pages dense with symbolism which we will have to review. Until then we have posted some of its finest illustrated pages online.
Also see: The Art of the Scribes
Mythology is a bit like maya, it both illuminates and obscures. Myths are typically written by an elite and then engaged with by the populace through ritual.
Fairy tales on the other hand come from different sources and one of these is the folk psyche. They can be eloquent of unconscious processes in the collective-psyche of the populace.
New Section: Fairy Tales.