In a desire to collect accumulate a body of writings with a more focused theme, and to explore that theme deeper, I have started a new blog, popmythology.com.
PopMythology.com will explore and discuss the perennial themes and ilfe lessons from works of contemporary pop culture via movies, graphic novels and even video games that recycle and repackage the great myths and legends from across time and space. Moreover, it will suggest ways to implement these lessons in our own daily lives for that was always the true, hidden purpose of ancient myth.
You can read a little more on the “About” page.
The newest post for this new blog discusses some of the meanings and lessons behind the comic book character Captain America.
The Dancing Paladin will still be my place for writing of a broader nature, with a greater variety of topics and themes.
Many thanks to all for the continued interest and support.
If you love comic books & pop culture, PopMythology.com may interest you. (image: Marvel Studios)
One of my favorite sources to draw from when discussing my ideas is pop culture: movies, TV, music, bestselling books, you name it. Popular culture is my ultimate “textbook.” The reason for this, first and foremost, is that people can readily identify with pop culture much more than obscure books or stale, ancient texts. They are not bored by it as they often can be by musty old tomes.
Sometimes, with certain works of pop culture, if you dig deeply enough, you can find many of humanity’s most cardinal themes buried within them, everything that you need to work with all the issues that arise in your life. Eventually, the line between “high” and “low” culture thins and sometimes even disappears. G.I. Joe becomes as deep as Spinoza. Well, okay, not quite. But kind of.
Pop! goes the culture.