Finds commonality between people who search for monsters such as the Loch Ness monster and those who read fantasy. Both appeal to a psychological need to redress the balance in a culture which focuses too much on rational, right-brain consciousness (based on the theories of Ornstein).
Kobil, Daniel T.
"The Elusive Appeal of the Fantastic,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol4/iss4/4
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Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021