Lucien Lévi-Bruhl (1857-1939) was an innovative French anthropologist whose studies of so-called primitive cultures had an impact on depth psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Lévi-Bruhl believed that so-called primitive cultures existed in a ‘pre-logical,’ mystical state of mind characterized by non-contradiction and, more importantly, participation in a collective, totemic idea. He contrasted the ‘pre-logical’ to the… Read More Lucien Lévi-Bruhl – Forerunner to Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell
In Norse myth Loki is in some sources the son of two giants who confounds the gods with various tricks until he’s fastened to a rock after bringing about the death of Balder. On the day of Ragnarok Loki will break free and fight in an epic battle against the Norse gods. The American scholar… Read More Loki – A Trickster For Today
In mythology, Lorelei is a Germanic enchantress or mermaid whose melodious song draws sailors over reefs to their doom. Lorelei began as a literary figure created by Klemens Brentano at the turn of the 19th century. This “Lore Lay” is falsely accused of maliciously bewitching men and driving them to ruin; later pardoned and on… Read More Lorelei – Enchantress of Doom
If you’re going to slam someone, do it right!
I’ve been neglecting updates to Think Free over the past while. Been focussing on spies and crime and having a gay ol’ time doing so. But I knew this entry about Luke Skywalker was sitting here, waiting to be updated. Sometimes it’s a good thing to not rush into an update but just let it… Read More Luke Skywalker – The hero with a scary father
In the mythology and religious belief of ancient Rome, Luna is a moon goddess often depicted beside her male counterpart Sol (the sun). Like most ancient mythology and religion, however, the picture is not that simple. Diana and Juno are also associated with the moon, and Luna sometimes appears within a kind of Lunar Trinity… Read More Luna – One of the brightest lights known to the ancients
The word labyrinth comes to us from the ancient Greek Λαβύρινθος labúrinthos. Most people have probably heard of these meanings: A building with passageways resembling a maze and difficult to exit A symbol for the complexities of life or some seemingly unsolvable puzzle which, in fact, does have a solution Some kind of therapeutic meditation practice… Read More The Labyrinth – For Theseus, slaying the monster was only half the battle