Sunday, May 30, 2010

Teen Wolf: For Real

I came across an interesting item at the science fiction website io9 with a post titled "Teens pretending to be werewolves." You will see the news report out of San Antonio, Texas accompanying this post that describes a group of teens who identify with werewolves and gather in groups they call packs. When I came across this item I wondered whether this had any relationship to the Otherkin, those individuals who consider themselves to be something other than human. Perhaps, or it may be something that overlaps with it without being a part of this interesting pop culture phenomenon. At any rate, it is an indication of the power of fantastic mythic creatures in identity formation in late modernity.

Related posts:

"Rethinking the Sacred and Profane"

"Joseph Laycock: Vampires Today"

Friday, May 14, 2010

Announcing Sacred Tribes Press

I am pleased to announce that the website for Sacred Tribes Press is now ready for review as we continue to develop and add titles for electronic publication. As the website description states:
"Welcome to Sacred Tribes Press, an evangelical, economical and environmentally friendly academic publisher. Sacred Tribes Press is a partnership between Sacred Tribes Journal and the Western Institute for Intercultural Studies. Out of a desire to make quality academic resources available to students and academics, Sacred Tribes Press utilizes innovative technology to provide electronic books at affordable prices without impacting the environment. Powered by's Kindle, our books are available for download to a Kindle reader, PC, iPhone, or iPad. Whether in the classroom, airplane, beach or mountains you can take a Sacred Tribes Press book easily wherever you go.

"Not only are we concerned with quality economical texts that do not leave a footprint on the environment, we are also committed to giving back to society. Ten percent of our book sales go to various non-profit organizations whose focus is on sustainable development in the poorest of places. So, buy our books, help the environment and meet the needs of the marginalized. Please tell others about us as well."
The site can be viewed at Here you will find our initial listing of books with others in process and on the way. Please let others know about this website and publishing venue, and also if you have written projects of your own that you would like to see published in the new and growing venue of electronic publishing please consider submitting your text to us.