Anti-Hero Sub-Archetype - A Study in Shadows

Venturing into the darker recesses of narrative character archetypes, this essay unveils the Anti-Hero, an entity immersed in complexity and contradiction. This figure, positioned between the heroic and the unheroic, ushers us into an exploration of the intricacies of human character, set against the backdrop of our shared narratives.

Hero Archetype - Elements of Construction

Embarking upon an exploration into the intricacies of narrative architecture, this essay delves into the figure of the 'Hero', a construct towering amidst our collective stories, reflecting our hopes, fears, and triumphs. With Jung, Campbell, and Vogler as guiding torches, we traverse the stages that mold the 'Hero' and their journey, reflecting the mirrored echoes of our own life sagas.

The Hero Archetype

In the vast tapestry of human narratives, the 'Hero' archetype emerges as a universal thread, weaving together stories across cultures and epochs. This essay delves into the insights of Carl Jung, Joseph Campbell, and Christopher Vogler, each offering a unique lens to view this timeless figure. Their perspectives illuminate the hero's journey, reflecting our shared human experiences and individual quests for self-realization.

Lovecraft - The Shadow over Innsmouth

In the macabre maze of Lovecraft's literary cosmos, "The Shadow over Innsmouth" looms as a masterful embodiment of cosmic horror and psychological dread. Delving into the darkest crevices of human nature, the narrative confronts the reader with an unsettling self-reflection, igniting the chilling spark of the monstrous within us. This comprehensive review journeys into the Lovecraftian depths of this tale, exploring the intriguing facets of symbolism, and balancing its unearthly allure with critical acuity.

Lovecraft (et al.) - The Challenge from Beyond

An exploration of the boundaries of collaborative literature, 'The Challenge from Beyond' uniquely binds five accomplished authors into one tale, echoing with distinct stylistic elements. This review delves into the intricate tapestry of the narrative, unfolding the symbolism and addressing the inevitable criticisms, while paying homage to Lovecraft’s contributions and comparing the work to his overall literary oeuvre.

Lovecraft -The Battle that Ended the Century

Embarking on a comprehensive exploration of H.P. Lovecraft and R.H. Barlow's "The Battle that Ended the Century," this review illuminates the depths of satire and humor found in the story, divergent from Lovecraft's typical cosmic horror. It invites readers to view this tale as a window into Lovecraft's literary circle, his perspective on writing, and a reflection of his humor, enriching the understanding of his oeuvre.

Lovecraft - The Quest of Iranon

Embarking on a haunting journey into H.P. Lovecraft's "The Quest of Iranon," this review examines a tale that deviates from his traditional cosmic horror to explore a more melancholic and ethereal realm. It delves into the narrative's themes, symbolism, and its place in Lovecraft's canon, offering an in-depth evaluation for both the avid Lovecraft scholar and the casual reader.

Lovecraft (Heald) - Out of the Aeons

In the cryptic depths of H.P. Lovecraft and Hazel Heald's "Out of the Aeons," an immersive cosmos of terrifying lore unfolds. This review explores the tale's haunting themes, illuminates its symbolism, and navigates its place in the larger Lovecraftian universe. Balancing critique with admiration, this analysis offers a comprehensive understanding of this spine-chilling narrative.



Pragmatic Journey is Richard (rich) Wermske's life of recovery; a spiritual journey inspired by Buddhism, a career in technology and management with linux, digital security, bpm, and paralegal stuff; augmented with gaming, literature, philosophy, art and music; and compassionate kinship with all things living -- especially cats; and people with whom I share no common language.