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jill-jepson's picture
Nov.07.2012
I’m exploring myth these days, considering what mythic archetypes can teach us. Most  recently, I’ve been looking at Osiris, the ancient Egyptian god of the Underworld. Like all writers I am often a traveler in Osiris’s realm, a place located below the horizon, out of reach of the sun. It...
catherine-svehla's picture
Jun.01.2010
Seth tore the body of his brother into fourteen pieces and scattered them across the countryside. As a final coup de grace he took the last piece, his brother’s phallus, and tossed it into the Nile where it was eaten by a large fish. Then he slipped away. When Isis returned from her...
catherine-svehla's picture
Jun.01.2010
After many days, the coffin came to rest on the shores of Syria, near the city of Byblos. It lodged at the foot of a tamarisk tree, which grew up around it. This was a magnificent tree. Osiris and the coffin were completely hidden. The tree had a very sweet, special fragrance. Over time...
catherine-svehla's picture
Jun.01.2010
After many days, the coffin came to rest on the shores of Syria, near the city of Byblos. It lodged at the foot of a tamarisk tree, which grew up around it. This was a magnificent tree. Osiris and the coffin were completely hidden. The tree had a very sweet, special fragrance. Over time...
catherine-svehla's picture
Jun.01.2010
A long, long time ago, when the Nile first began to flood and replenish the delta, the god Osiris became king of the people. Osiris inherited the throne from his father, Geb, the Earth. At that time the Egyptians were barbarous cannibals. They didn’t know how to live together, or how to take...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.10.2010
The Man Who Died, by D.H. Lawrence I've posted before on the need for writers to gain a measure of life's seasoning in order to have something relevant to say. This is not to claim that younger writers don't have a perspective on life worth sharing - but it does imply that life experiences of the...