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Folklore and Mythology
Author Archives: hwitham
This gnome lives at the Gnome Reserve in Devon, England. I visited the reserve, put on the required red hat and traipsed through the woodlands. At times I found a nook to sit back and watch other visitors. I found … Continue reading
The Gazer Returns.
Everyone who knows me knows that I love engaging belief systems. I’ve gone to mass, circled with Wiccans, had rituals by Santeria priests and a priestess, gone to a Born again service, saw Benny Hinn knock a bunch of people … Continue reading
Today in my Vampire Literature and Lore class at Otis College of Art and Design, we discussed subcultural vampires. The class has already been through such works as Sheridan le Fanu’s Carmilla and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. We’ve discussed the folkloric … Continue reading
I spent about 18 hours at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery yesterday for their annual Dia de los Muertos festival. I created an altar with the students from my Modern Mysticism and the Afterlife class at Otis College of Art and … Continue reading