John Steinbeck: Rewriting the American MythwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney the mystical accord: sutras to suit our times, lines for spiritual evolution james tunney ireland i don't recognize who she is james tunney blue lies september james tunney mystic murmuration

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, artist, scholar, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution; also Empire of Scientism: The Dispiriting Conspiracy and Inevitable Tyranny of Scientocracy, TechBondAge: Slavery of the Human Spirit, Human Entrance to Transhumanism: Machine Merger and the End of Humanity, and Plantation of the Automatons. His most recent work, a book of poetry, is Mystic Murmuration. His website is

Here he focuses on the life and work of one of the most widely read and influential American writers. He expands on the mythological motifs behind Steinbeck’s social critiques.

00:00 Introduction

03:49 Early influences

09:25 1930s environment

25:00 Critics

27:45 Tunney’s view

41:52 Earthiness

49:09 Conclusion

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(Recorded on August 21, 2023)

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Published on September 18, 2023


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