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Personal Myth: The Only World We Know

Chinese charater for myth

myth : mythology

"Myth renders the Eternal Soul visible so that it may be visualized, represented, heard, and made audible."
Jean Gebser

Chinese charater for myth

Myths within myths…

"Dissident psychiatrist John Weir Perry had a theory.

He believed visionaries, prophets, and psychotics were able to descend into the deepest level of the subconscious and access new myths to guide societies in making transitions in times of crisis." - Seth Farber

Myths express the profound permanent tendencies in the nature of man.

Myths are designed for spiritual instruction.

They 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 people 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 the mythical narrative elements designed to stimulate the subconscious become misunderstood as they were not meant to be taken literally.

Doing so robs the myth of the very thing that makes it a myth:

the interpretation of the relation between man and temporal nature.

All civilization is grounded in myth.

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.

The cathedral, the center of the sacrament, is protected by the castle.

There you have the two forms of government - the government of the spirit and the government of the physical life, both in accord with the One Source.

There were three centers of creativity in the Middle Ages.

There is the village, where the common people dwell in cottage.

Second is the Cathedral, associated with monasteries and hermitages, places of learning and understanding - now colleges and universities.

And finally, The Castle, where the Powerful Father Protector lives.

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In the center of empire - the temple, the palace and the village.

In Middle Age Europe cathedral, castle, and cottage assume these roles.

They are different generating centers of psychic understanding, but in so far as this is one civilization, they are all operating in the same symbolic field.

"We must have no illusions; when facts are presented in all their brutality and nakedness, and when, in contrast, a mythical, expository system is presented, man spontaneously chooses the myth and refuses to acknowledge reality." - Jacques Ellull

The telling of stories is a double-edged sword

Those who craft and perpetuate the stories of our culture are in a position of both great responsibility and great power – the power to influence, even determine, the behavior of whole populations.

Myth building is social engineering:

step 1: decide on the outcome you desire;

step 2: get all the "facts" lined up;

step 3: round up people that agree with you;

step 4: interview them - 1% - appear to represent the whole social culture;

step 5: collect your monetary reward for myth building!

Delusions of grandeur of the social engineer

Oral Tradition

"Myth appears as the condition governing the adherence of the masses of men to a certain civilization and its processes of development through crisis.

The definition of myth as the "motivating global image" is 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 accumulated.

This body of knowledge was incorporated into the myths of the tribe warning of possible pitfalls and suggesting fundamental courses of action.

Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of a fulfilled human life.

When a mythology collides with another mythology an alchemic reaction occurs and they amalgamate.

Once they do you get a much more complex mythology.

Mythology of other cultures appear fragmented as each culture internalizes so much cultural tradition it is subconsciously known and overlooked when creating and retelling mythical narratives.

The whole mythologies of all Great Religions are well wrought poems that point through the Veil of Cognitive Blindness to the Noumenon.

Gnostic Mystery traditions carry a carefully crafted poetry within which the Acolyte finds Inspiriting Visions that bring Reality Alive.

The first function of mythology is cleansing the Doors of Perception.

The second function is to Awaken the Heart.

Using the natural philosophical approach congruent with a natural way of thinking in conjunction with an accurate understanding of morality psychically correct myths may be wrought.

As MICE culture does not recognize spirituality as a valid form of expression we cannot take on the mask of an active god as active gods must be confined.


"Myths are stories about the wisdom of life.

What we are taught academically is not the wisdom of life.

Although we receive technological information there is reluctance to admit the life changing aspects of the technologies we persue.

In science today - anthropology, linguistics, the study of religion, and so forth - there is a tendency to specialization.

A specialist has to know his subject extensively to be a competent specialist.

This is a tremendous task.

Specialization limits the field of problems 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, something 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.

The generalist gets into a range of other problems that are more genuinely human than specifically cultural. " - adapted from Joseph 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.

When we 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.

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

Keeper of the Golden Key

The main themes of myths are the same,
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,
the GOLDEN KEY is with what society do you associate?

Every existent mythology has grown up in a society in a bounded field.

Oral Tradition

The folk tale is designed as entertainment.

Enlightened ethical storytellers will include instruction and end with a moral to the folk tale.

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.

Through 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 elementary idea.

The Sanskrit name for that is marga, which means 'The Way.'

The Way is the trail back to the reality of the Self or Eternal Soul.

The myth comes from the imagination, and it leads back to it.

The society teaches you what the myths are, and then it disengages you so that in your meditations you can follow 'the Way'." - Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell Monomyth

Myth basically serves four functions.

The first is the mystical function which teaches you awe.

The second has a cosmological dimension, showing you the shape of the noumenon.

The third function is the sociological one - supporting and validating a certain social order.

The final function is transcend your animalistic material nature.

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