Immanence was founded in 2015 by depth psychologist and graduate mythology teacher Craig Chalquist, PhD to provide a forum for exploring how myth, legend, and folklore appear and reappear today.
A primary goal of the Journal is to publish digital and hard-copy material—including well-researched articles, interesting personal anecdotes, book and film reviews, and poetry—for readers interested in lively and jargon-free writing on these topics. Stories are drawn from all over the world and read carefully by our Editorial Board. Our overall direction is overseen by our Board of Mentors.
The etymology of the word apply refers to bringing things together. Applied mythology traces connections between tale and teller, myth and meaning, ancestral and individual, ancient and contemporary. We are fascinated by the sudden reappearance of ancient mythic plots and imagery and in the creation of new myths.
The Journal holds that storied material is best tended from many different perspectives. Diversity of outlook makes stories and their motifs and images come vividly to life, revealing their ongoing relevance for us.
Immanence is an imprint of World Soul Books.