"Myth renders the
Eternal Soul visible so that it
may be visualized, represented, heard, and made audible."
Myths express the profound
permanent tendencies in
the nature of man.
Myths are designed for spiritual
reveal guideposts on the journey through life.
Myths, like fables, contain moral visions
that can be understood consciously.
Unlike fables, which are
basically limited to a one event thread, myths include a narrative of multiple events
that build threads on multiple levels of understanding, typically both
subconsciously and consciously.
As a social culture evolves
the myths that men hold evolve as well.
The essence of the timeless mythical
narrative is its evolutive
capacity, its dynamism, its vitality.
Defining myths literally is a
huge mistake as some of the mythical
narrative elements designed to stimulate the subconscious become corrupt as
they are not meant to be taken literally.
Doing so robs the myth of
the very thing that makes it a myth:
the interpretation of a very
direct relation between man and the temporal structure of his
civilization is grounded in
The civilization of the Middle
Ages was grounded on the myth of the
fall, the redemption on the cross, and
the carrying of the grace of
redemption to man through the sacraments.
cathedral was the center
of the sacrament, and the castle was the center protecting the cathedral.
There you have the two forms of government -
of the spirit and
of the physical life, both in accord with the one source, xion.
There were three centers of creativity in the Middle Ages.
first is the cottage, where
the common people are.
cathedral, associated monasteries and
A last is the castle, where the Father Protector
center of empire we always find the
temple, the palace, and, on
the outskirts, the
In Middle Age Europe
cathedral, the castle, and the cottage assume these roles.
They are different generating centers, but in so far as this is one
civilization, they are all operating in the same symbolic field.
Myth building is social
step 1: decide on the
outcome you desire;
get all the "facts" lined
step 3: round up
people that agree with you;
step 4: interview them - 1% -
appear to represent the whole
monetary reward for myth building!
grandeur of the social engineer
"Myth appears as the condition governing the
adherence of the masses of men to a certain civilization and to its processes
of development or of crisis. The definition of myth as the "motivating global image" is certainly
the most exact." - Jaque Ellul
Children are afraid of the unexplained so many years ago ancestors
began telling mythical
narratives to both entertain and enlighten the listeners.
As these mythweavers spun their yarns
they attempted to share with the younger generation all the knowledge they had
This body of
knowledge was incorporated into the myths of the tribe
warning of possible pitfalls and suggesting
fundamental principle courses
Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of a
fulfilled human life.
a mythology collides with another
alchemic reaction occurs and they amalgamate.
Once they do you get a much more complex
Mythology of other
cultures appear fragmented as
each culture internalizes so
much cultural traditon it is subconsciously known and overlooked when
creating and retelling mythical
mythologies of all Great Religions are well wrought poems that point
through the Veil of Cognitive
Blindness to the
Mystery traditions carry a carefully crafted poetry within which the
Acolyte finds Inspiriting
Visions that bring Reality
The first condition of any modern mythology must be to
cleanse the Doors of
The second condition is to
Awaken the Heart.
Using a natural philosophical approach and
patterns congruent with a natural way of thinking in
conjunction with an accurate understanding
of the rules of conduct combined with a full understanding of the noumenon
psychically correct myths may be wrought.
MICE culture does not recognize
spirituality as a valid form of
expression we can not take on the mask of an
active god as active gods must be
"Myths are stories about
What we are taught academically is not the
Although we receive technological information there is
reluctance to admit the life changing
aspects of the technologies we persue.
In science today -
the study of religion, and so
forth - there is a tendency to
A specialist scholar has
to know his subject extensively in
order to be a competent specialist.
Buddhism, for instance, you
have to be able to handle not only
all - the European languages in which the discussions of the Oriental come,
particularly French, German,
English, and Italian, but also Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese,
Tibetan, and several other languages.
This is a tremendous task.
Such a specialist can't also be wondering about the difference between
the Iroquois and Algonquin.
Specialization tends to limit the field of
problems that the specialist is concerned with.
The individual who
isn't a specialist, but a generalist like myself, sees something over here that
he has learned from the specialist, some thing over there that he has learned
from another specialist - and neither of them has considered the problem of why
this occurs here and also there.
generalist gets into a
range of other problems that are more genuinely human than specifically
cultural. " - adapted from Joesph Campbell
"Our brains deal exclusively
with special-case experiences.
Only our minds are able to discover the
generalized principles operating without exception in each and every
special-experience case which if detected and mastered will give knowledgeable
advantage in all instances.
We are in an age that assumes the narrowing
trends of specialization to be logical, natural, and desirable.
expect all earnestly responsible communication to be crisply brief we deprive
of ourselves of comprehensive understanding.
Specialization has bred
feelings of isolation, futility, and confusion in
Individuals, therefore, leave responsibility for thinking
and social action to others.
Specialization breeds biases that
ultimately aggregate as ideological discord." - R. Buckminster Fuller,
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth
The main themes of myths are the
and they have always been the same.
There are historical as
well as psychological
aspects of the similarity of myths.
If you want
to find your own mythology,
KEY is with what society do you associate?
Every existent mythology
has grown up in a society in a bounded field.
cultural immersion There are two related types of mythology:
is in relation to personal
apperception and personal
Individual mythology grounds you in the noumenon giving
you an abode.
Culturally specific mythology is in relation to cultural
mythology grounds you in the culture.
Ancient mythology breaks
the boundaries of the rational
mind allowing the individual to examine reality from the
both magical and
has to do with the
life as related to a specific culture at a specific time.
original intent of every mythology was
to integrate the individual into his culture and the culture into the field of
Mythology attempts to unite the field of nature and culture with
Mythology attempts to make
connections between your conscious thoughts and subconscious
As we are biologically the same
culturally specific myths share
subconscious images and conceptual
archetypes but include culturally specific
The same power that animates
our lives animates all the life on Earth.
folk tale is designed as
storytellers will include instruction and end with a moral to the
legend is designed to elicit social cohesion.
The slayer of dragons saves the
culture from imminent catastrophe.
"There's a fine saying in India
in regard to these two orders of myths, the folk idea and the elementary idea.
The folk aspect is called desi, which means "provincial," having
to do with your culture.
That is for young people.
desi a young person is brought into the culture and is taught to go out
and slay monsters.
"Okay, here's a
soldier suit, we've got the job for you."
But there's also the
The Sanskrit name for that is
marga, which means 'The Way.'
is the trail back to the reality of the
The myth comes from the
imagination, and it leads back
The society teaches you what the myths are, and then it
disengages you so that in your meditations you can follow 'the Way'." - Joseph
The first is the mystical function which teaches
has a cosmological dimension, showing you the shape of the
The third function is
the sociological one - supporting and validating a certain social
function is transcend your animalistic material nature.
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