Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Issue 5

Tolkien, Myth, and Fantasy: Verlyn Flieger Interview

Verlyn Flieger is an author, editor, and English professor at the University of Maryland. Randy spoke with her about J.R.R. Tolkien’s impact on mythological studies and fantasy literature.

Joseph Campbell: The Hero’s Journey  »

Priscilla looks at the “hero’s journey” pattern as Joseph Campbell described it, exploring the prominent place it held in his writings and the psychological function he thought it could still fulfill in our modern world.

Aesop, Diogenes, Rumi: The Lamp in Daylight  »

Laura continues her series on religious uses of Aesopic material, looking at an anecdote that made its way into the writings of the Sufi mystical poet Rumi.