Monthly Archives: October 2018

Halloween and Samhain: Eves of Transformation

In a lecture about Halloween back in 1981, the mythologist Joseph Campbell remarked that this holiday “gives us a chance to exercise our imagination – to bring out . . . some of the structuring forms that underlie our spiritual … Continue reading

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The Mythology of Wine V: Wine in the Mythology of Christ

This post in my series on the mythology of wine covers the symbolism of wine, grapevines, and vineyards in relation to Christ. Israel and Jesus as Grapevines In an earlier post, I mentioned that in the Hebrew Bible Israel is … Continue reading

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