Journal of Mythic Arts — Spring 2005 Issue — Endicott Studio

Editors: Terri Windling
and Midori Snyder
Book Reviewers: Helen Pilinovsky
and Elizabeth Genco
Web Consultant: Jim Otepka

Art:
(top) Jessica by James Graham
(middle) Lead Me by Jackie Abey
and Jill Smallcombe
(bottom) The Sea by Arthur Rackham

Letter from the Editor’s Desk
“Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: these four elements can be found at the core of myth, magic, alchemy, and mythic art.”

The Reading Room

Fire: Fire and the Firebringer
by Heinz Insu Fenkl
“Of the primordial elements, it is probably fire that remains the most mysterious and fascinating, even today…”

Earth: The Lore of Gemstones
by Ellen Steiber
“For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by gems. An animist by nature, I was drawn to them not only for their beauty but for their mystery. They have always held the promise of magic…”

Water: Sacred Springs and Other Water Lore
by Terri Windling
“Water has played a role in myth, folklore and sacred rites in cultures all around the globe, particularly in arid lands where the gift of water is most precious…”

Air: My Shadow
a story by Kate Bernheimer
“That night the shadow girl came to my room….I noticed a movement on the ceiling. A shape on a string, dropping down…”

The Gallery

Alchemy
Elemental art by James Graham, Rowan Gabrielle, Stu Jenks, Jackie Abey and Jill Smallcombe

The Crossroads: Mixed Media

Born Magazine: Multi–Media Storytelling
by Midori Snyder
“He leaned down almost conspiratorially as I muddled at my computer and whispered, ‘Flash, Ms. Snyder. That’s where it’s all going on the net. Got to learn Flash.’”

The Coffeehouse: Poetry

Daphne
by Faye George

Settled on the Sky
by Mario Milosevic

How France Gets Into It All
by Wendy McVicker

Coyote Tears
by Carolyn Dunn

Coyote Laughs
by Taiko Haessler