Mythological Studies Student Journal

A Letter from the Editor:

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 4 of the Mythological Studies Journal, featuring writings by students enrolled in the Mythological Studies MA/PhD program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. These writers include students currently enrolled in course work as well as those working on their dissertations.

The seven articles in our fourth volume represent a variety of subjects from Alchemy to Milk. Featured in this current issue are three essays dealing with our mythopoetic relationship to food and natural resources. From there we launch into the alchemical nature of secrets, then to the transformative nature of Gawain, next taking a leap into Augustan Rome with Virgil; and finally, in our last essay, the reader will find themselves with Pythagoras listening to the stars and the music of the spheres.

I hope that readers will find these writing to be provocative, entertaining and most of all able to see that which we all many times take for granted, with freshness and newness.

Many thanks are due to Nicky Tannion, our newly appointed Managing Editor and to our faculty advisor, Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery and to all of the peer-reviewers and authors. I am extremely appreciative of the time and effort that all you have contributed to this publication – thank you for all of your hard work.

Fujio Mandeville

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Cheap Tattered Gloves: Getting a Grip in the Modern World by Timothy Hall
The Ecopsychology of Milk by Odette Springer
The (Mal) Creation of Food the Monsanto Way: A Call to Return a Mythic Sensitivity to Food Production by Clara Oropeza
The Necessary Relativity of Secrecy by Nina Hatfield
A Transformation of Gawain: A Human Experience by Leontine Armstrong
From Republican Chaos to Imperial Cosmos: Virgil’s New Myth for Augustan Rome in the Aeneid by Matt Wheeler
"The Music of the Spheres": Musical Theory and Alchemical Image by Margaret Mendenhall
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The Loa Mounts: Physical, Religious, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Possession by Jody Gentian Bower
Re-Visioning Patriarchy Through the Lens of Homer's Odyssey by Michael Dean Bogar
The Salt That She Became: The Unnamed Wife in Genesis by Emma Tresemer
The Hermetic Christ by Rebecca Diggs
The Concubine as Mytheme of Convergence and Differentiation in Hebrew Mythology by Karin Zirk
Terminal Mercury Poisoning: The Threatened Extinction of Primordial Mind by Anita Doyle
In Techno-Eden: Fantasies of Death and Rebirth in The Fountain by Dorene Sue Koehler
Drawing Water, Drawing Breath by Odette Springer