About JoMA

  • "The Journal of Mythic Arts" is an online journal published by the Endicott Studio, an organization dedicated to literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral storytelling tradition.

    For generations, artists have drawn upon mythic and folkloric symbolism to make contemporary works addressing the issues of their time. Our mission is to honor mythic artists of the past, support mythic artists working today, and to carry this tradition into the future.

JoMA Contents

The People
Behind JoMA

  • Editorial Staff:

    Terri Windling, editor
  • Jamie Bluth, assistant editor

    Additional Reviewers:

    Elizabeth Genco

    Heinz Insu Fenkl

    Kathleen Howard

    Helen Pilinovsky

    You can read more
    about us all here.

Contributing Writers, Artists, & Scholars

« Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh | Main | Leonora Carrington »

August 19, 2006


Not that I have the funds to do so anyway, but I don't believe I am brave enough at this point in my life to travel overseas to anywhere but the most benign locations (England, Italy). Part of it is the fear of anti-American sentiment but mostly it is because of what you mentioned: being away from the conveniences of medicine, etc. that one is used to. For now I'll choose to do my travel vicariously through others.

Thank so much for this link. Oh and love this blog its beautiful and Hello to Terri! :)

Wow, thanks for the link! I'm currently recovering from the latest round of "brutality." (this time a respiratory infection) I try to have good adventures in between brutalities...(smile)

Say hello to Chandra Cerchione-Peltier, my dear college friend.

Sirensongs welcome! I am really delighted you find you here. I have so enjoyed your blog over the last year since Chandra pointed it out to me on the old Endicott Bulletin Board. I love the photographs and your sense humor (which I reckon is essential for survival in those "brutalities.") My mother a Tibetan Scholar is also well traveled in India and Nepal...and so many of your posts remind me of her letters home when she first went as a graduate student in the 60's. She has an article on Endicott you might find amusing: http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrLhamo.html

Thanks for the link - This is great! I got to see some of the Lhamo Festival in McLeod Ganj this past March. I am currently engrossed in chasing down the Newari ritual masked dances. Very little is written about them in English, and those who know the most are the elder generation who don't even like to speak Nepali (preferring the Tibeto-Burman Newari language), much less English...photos to come, when I catch my breath!

My mother has a good friend and academic colleague, Linda Iltis, who spent a good amount of time in Nepal and has written extensively about Newari dance, ritual, and song. She did an amazing amount of work with shaman/healers in the 70s and 80s. I am hoping to publish a few of her articles early next year in the Journal. (Linda is currently at the University of Washington, in Seattle and has added work in Ghana to her many academic accomplishments.)

The comments to this entry are closed.

About this blog

  • After 11 years on web, the Summer 2008 issue of The Journal of Mythic Arts will be our last; thus JoMA's blog is now closing too.

    The archives of this blog will remain online, however. Here you'll find mythic arts information, resources, and past features on writers, artists, and performers who draw upon myth and folklore in their work.

    To access the blog's archives, use the handy search engine, or the date and catagory links below.

Where you'll find us now

  • Visit The Endicott Studio website here, and our news blog here.

    Visit Midori Snyder's blog, "In the Labyrinth," here.

    Visit Terri Windling's Studio here.

Endicott Kids

  • All money raised through JoMA is donated to organizations working with abused, homeless, and at-risk children. (This will continue to be true of our archival pages even after JoMA ceases publication.)

    Click here to find out more.

Book Sales for
Endicott Kids

  • You support our children's charities when you buy books recommended anywhere on the JoMA site by following the book's link back to Amazon.com. This tags you as an Endicott customer, and we receive a small percentage of the sale.

    If we haven't got a link to the book, CD, or DVD that you want to purchase, you can still be an Endicott customer by entering Amazon through the link below. This nets a smaller percentage than the directly-linked books, but every bit helps and goes to a good cause.

    Please bookmark this page for all your Amazon purchases -- and help us to help the Endicott kids.

    Enter Amazon here.