Mythological Studies Student Journal

A Letter from the Editor:

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Volume 3 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 eight articles in our third volume represent a variety of views and approaches on subjects that are ostensibly religious in nature but are viewed from a depth psychological perspective and take us on a journey that is mythic in nature. These articles are not intended to convey a single view point, but rather a starting point for a greater conversation. I hope that the reader will find them to be provocative, entertaining and most of all see that what we all many times take for granted can be viewed with freshness and newness. Many thanks are due to the staff of this Editorial Board: Lauren Howard, Kerri Grant, and Karin Zirk, and to our faculty advisor Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery. I am extremely appreciative of the time and effort that all of the staff and faculty have contributed to this publication; and to all of the authors and peer reviewers – thank you for all of your hard work and contributions.

Sincerely,
Fujio Mandeville
Editor-in-Chief

ArticlesMythology Journal Cover Vol. 3
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