This website is a project of writer and mythologist Elisabeth Carol Harvey McCumber.
Right now it’s a growing collection of essays that are delivered to subscribers each month as an email digest. Later, it will be more.
Let me explain. I’ve been a communications consultant since 2008. My professional work includes copywriting, marketing strategy, and branding. It’s interesting, story-driven stuff, and I’ve been successful at it, but there’s a problem: it’s not my future.
My future is to publish the philosophical fantasy novella that I wrote when I was 18, and to write its sequel, and to finish writing the novel I’m halfway through, and the nonfiction book on mythology that I’ve outlined.
It’s to become a folklorist and a scholar of folklore.
It’s to change the popular understanding of what myths can mean for us, and to contribute to the larger field of study on these things.
It’s to use this digest as a way to process the ideas that interest me most and engage in conversation around them, while continuing to build the skills — the making, homesteading and human skills — that I think we all will need as our society continues to decline and we find ourselves ever more pressed to generate our own abundance and self-sufficiency, within our own communities.
It’s to connect to the land. It’s to build relationship. It’s to walk by faith. It’s to find and tell and live our stories. Once again, I don’t know where this will lead — the road is rambling — but I believe in it.
So I am beginning again.
Will you join me?