Beating Drums in the Caves of the Underworld: The Creative Process as a Journey into the Spiritual World
Writing and Pedagogy
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: The Creative Process as a Journey into the Spiritual World."
Writing and Pedagogy, 4 (2): 287-296.