Dave Sohigian

12Apr/090

Why Trickster Explains Everything

A couple years ago I read "Trickster Makes this World" by Lewis Hyde and really enjoyed the book. The book is a study of mythology in the vein of
"Hero with 1000 Faces" by Joseph Campbell. The difference is that Hyde describes the archetype of the "trickster" (Loki, Coyote, Raven, etc..) rather than the "hero" (
I just watched this talk by Emily Levine where she describes (in a very humorous talk) the essential points of the book. I, like Emily, really identify with trickster:

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