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“The Song of Hiawatha,” a Prologue

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow‘s The Song of Hiawatha, published in 1855, will be posted today or early tomorrow, but it may require a short follow-up article. 564 more words

Aboriginals

Every Fact was a Myth at First

Many people believe that mythology is folklore but it is much more than that. Folklore is more specific to a single area or territory. As opposed to mythology which is much broader and encompasses a much larger part of society. 657 more words

Philosophy

Where Something Occurred, Where Life is Lived

I am the place in which something has occurred. I have seen more than people realize, witnessed outbursts of both the joyful and disgraceful kind, observed ordinary and great events, watched over the lonely, and joined the party. 343 more words

Creative Writing

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist who was one of the primary theorists responsible for the development of what is known as structural anthropology, which is concerned with the underlying patterns of thought shared within all aspects of the human community. 287 more words

History

Claude Lévi-Strauss and Jean-François Lyotard on Nature and Humanity

Claude Lévi-Strauss’ ‘The Environment of Myth’ and Jean-François Lyotard’s ‘Ecology as Discourse of the Secluded’ both contend with issues surrounding the relationship between humanity, nature and culture. 1,195 more words

Theory Explained

How I Use Tarot, Part 3: Form Without Content

This is Part 3 of what is intended to be a three-part post on my personal take on Tarot. And this is the big one. The whopper. 2,002 more words

Tarot

The anthropologist speaks

From a theoretical point of view the situation remains very much the same as it was fifty years ago, namely, chaotic.

–Claude Lévi-Strauss, in Structural Anthropology (1967)

True That Discourse