Beating Drums in the Caves of the Underworld
Contribution to Book
Creativity and Writing Pedagogy: Linking Creative Writers, Teachers and Researchers
Writing a story is on the surface only a matter of discipline, but I argue that inherent in the creative process is a battle between order and chaos documented in the earliest myths of civilization. I examine several myths about the journey to the underworld to suggest that these stories are metaphors for the biology and psychology that empower the creative process.
Valeri, Laura E..
"Beating Drums in the Caves of the Underworld."
Creativity and Writing Pedagogy: Linking Creative Writers, Teachers and Researchers, Harriett Levin Millan and Martha C. Pennington (Ed.): 179-191 Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing.