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Together in Mystery

  I remember being taken aback, years ago, when I realized this plain fact of human life: I could never fully know another human being. The thought pained me.  If I could never completely know another, wouldn’t there always be … Continue reading

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Searching for My Intelligent Life

  What if the saucer comes down and you say “no thanks”? Hopefully, you won’t regret your decision, years later—won’t look to the sky, waiting and hoping for lightning to strike twice. On November 5, 1975, the saucer came down … Continue reading

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Expanding the Farm Girl

  I hope our new mythology will include this basic truth of the individual: “You just never know what’s inside a human being.” A quiet, restrained doctoral student might indeed be a killer. Many mild-mannered Bruce Waynes might indeed be … Continue reading

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Embracing the Krampus

  I’m feeling more Krampus than Kringle this Christmas. For those unfamiliar with the Krampus legend of Alpine Europe… Krampus is scraggily beast with cloven hooves, horns on its head, and a long demonic tongue. A counterpart to Santa Claus, … Continue reading

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The Lizard Within

  Do giant lizards actually rule our planet, as self-proclaimed visionary David Icke tells us? Is a secret society of shape-shifting alien reptiles pulling the strings?  Controlling governments?  Manipulating world markets? Well, in a sense, yes—we are all subject to … Continue reading

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Responding to the Mystery

  I don’t know what causes UFOs. I doubt they come from another planet—the logistics just don’t make sense.  On the other hand, neither do I believe they are swamp gas—scientific explanations can sound downright foolish. I think the phenomenon … Continue reading

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Functions of Mythology

  Why should we want any mythology at all—either old or new? Maybe we’re better off without any such encumbrances on our thinking. Here’s what Joseph Campbell told Bill Moyers in the Power of Myth series: “Myth basically serves four … Continue reading

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