Allegory Alligator was inspired by the works of Joseph Campbell, a comparative-mythologist, and the quarterly publication Parabola. I wish I had learned of both inspirations much earlier in life; their insight is what I have been searching for.
Joseph Campbell was introduced to me on DVD, The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers, which I got from my local library. I write, and found the title interesting. Little did I know what it would lead me to. His work is very interesting, powerful, and meaningful.
Each Parabola issue has a theme, i.e. shadow, clothing, love, and so forth. The articles within are an assortment of classical literature reprints from around the world, professional essays, personal experiences, poetry, personal perspectives, and more.