This modern mythology was originally written by the author as part of a Lecture Series for a trans-Atlantic crossing from London to Boston on Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Splendour of the Seas in September of 1999.
Penned by the author “The Vinland Narratives”, their purpose is twofold; first, to share history and culture of the geographical areas travelled during the ship’s itinerary and, secondly, to lay the groundwork for a much deeper purpose: illumination of anthropologist Joseph Campbell’s teachings about the mythological Hero’s Journey.
The Vinland Narratives were offered to cruise passengers on days when the ship was “At Sea”. In this printed version of the talks, an introductory Prologue sets the stage for the Narratives, each of which is followed by a brief Commentary. A Summary of the classic Hero’s Journey is provided at the conclusion of the Narratives.