HOW MYTHS CAN HELP US FIND MEANING. 1. What is a myth? 2. Examples of common myths. 3. What is the problem of loss of meaning? 4. Developing your own myth. HOW MYTHS CAN HELP US FIND MEANING WHEN MEANINGLESSNESS ABOUNDS .
HOW MYTHS CAN HELP US FIND MEANING WHEN MEANINGLESSNESS ABOUNDS
"Meaning makes a great many things endurable - perhaps everything. No science will ever replace myth, and myth cannot be made out of any science. For it is not that "God" is a myth, but that myth is the revelation of a divine life in man." Memories, Dreams, and Reflections- Jung
"Follow your bliss. If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time." — Joseph Campbell
MYTHS AND MEANING
Michael Meade: “Nature is the breath of spirit,” he says, “and when one finds one’s inner nature, one finds the
connection, the umbilical cord to Nature.” he says this world as Mythos, a radical,
constantly invented story saying, “ myth fills in the spaces of what’s missing.” He encourages
us to “live our own life, the words written on the soul, to sing the song that’s written on our
soul!” He reminds us that Jung taught: when we don’t deal with what’s on the inside, those
issues appear on the outside as fate.
CHAOS-Chaos - in one ancient Greek myth of creation, the dark, silent abyss from which all things came into existence. According to the Theogony of Hesiod, Chaos generated the solid mass of Earth, from which arose the starry, cloud-filled Heaven. Mother Earth and Father Heaven, personified respectively as Gaea and her offspring Uranus, were the parents of the Titans. In a later theory, Chaos is the formless matter from which the cosmos, or harmonious order, was created.
MAYAN CREATION MYTH: The four gods.