Journey to the Sea

an online magazine devoted to the study of myth

Articles Tagged ‘Native American’

Native America & Speculative Fiction: Interview with Amy H. Sturgis

By • Aug 15th, 2009 • Issue 13

Randy spoke with author, speaker, and professor Amy H. Sturgis about Native America, fantasy, and her recent book discussing their intersection. Article »

Fictional Worlds, Invisible Reality

By • Apr 1st, 2009 • Issue 10

Authors often describe their fictional worlds and characters as something they discover rather than something they invent. Randy looks at a number of quotations, connecting this phenomenon with mythical thinking. Article »

Totem Poles: Myths Carved In Cedar

By • Dec 1st, 2008 • Issue 6

Randy explores the connection between the magnificent vertical columns carved in cedar by the Native Americans of the northwest Pacific coast and the mythical narratives they depict. Article »

Magic in the World of Alvin Maker: Red Prophet

By • Aug 1st, 2008 • Issue 2

Laura continues her series on the "ecology of magic" used by storytellers, looking at the balance and harmony of the "greensong" sung by the American land in Orson Scott Card's Red Prophet, the second volume of his Alvin Maker series. Article »