42 episodes

Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

Myth and Magic Neil Mach

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Folklore and fantasy themes aimed at creative writers: to start writing stories and challenge your brain with exciting ideas, dip into this kitbag. Learn how fantasy worlds draw on real world history, mythology, and folklore. And there's weekly news from the world of fantasy fiction too, plus fabulous creatures, studies on folk tales, nature fables and lots more mythical, magical fun.

    Myth & Magic Episode 42

    Myth & Magic Episode 42

    Look at paracosms and also the bardo and ask what F.P.P. is and why having a fantasy-prone personality will help you build compelling worlds. Also study the locus amaneus and learn why you should incorporate this literary device into your fantasy project

    • 21 min
    Myth & Magic Episode 41

    Myth & Magic Episode 41

    What is a witch? Learn how to identify types of witches. Where does the Middle English word wicche originate? What is wicca? Who or what is the horned god? Who or what is mother earth? Who was Cernunnos?

    • 23 min
    Myth & Magic Episode 40

    Myth & Magic Episode 40

    Where does fantasy begin? This week we examine the effect of liminality and ask, what is a recognition threshold? Also, when will the crossing to another world occur? And what does this have to do with rites of passage?

    • 26 min
    Myth & Magic Episode 39

    Myth & Magic Episode 39

    A definition of fantasy. Useful game patterns that can help you write fantasy fiction. Do you employ experiential learning processes in your writing? What is constructive imagination? Also, tips on how to be energetic in your thinking games. Plus, do you dare test your current project for novelty?

    • 22 min
    Myth & Magic Episode 38

    Myth & Magic Episode 38

    Who were the Saxons? Where did the Battle of Badon Hill take place? Why do some people declare that they descend from the Anglo-Saxons to justify ideologies based on patriotic Englishness? Did King Arthur ever defeat them?

    • 21 min
    Myth & Magic Episode 37

    Myth & Magic Episode 37

    Everything you need to know about angels and angelology. The angelic hierarchy and the difference between seraphim, cherubim and archangels.

    • 19 min

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