Mythology

Mythology – I previously discussed how we humans try to make sense out of the mysteries we encounter in life.  I previously posted how literature and the arts are ways we have tried to explain the mysterious. Now, I contend that myths are another manner that can be used to try and understand life’s mysteries. Mythology has greatly influenced the investigative human mind to explain the mysterious. Myths help inquisitive humans find our place in the Universe, and our attempts to understand the human condition. Since the beginning of human consciousness storytelling has tried to explain the unknown. Myths are stories that try to resolve the mysteries found in Nature; especially the Triune Mysteries of creation, life, and death. A major goal of a myth is to penetrate the natural world and to discover natural patterns and order that gives meaning to events. Carl Jung felt myths are based on natural world events that help bring order and make sense to the human world. The Greeks and Romans were great myth-makers and often used the wonders and mysteries of Nature as themes. Myths are metaphoric in their attempt to interpret and understand Nature and human nature. Most myths are built on natural or human nature foundations.  Peter Kreeft suggests a human nature component to myths by stating, “the old myths are wiser than the new demythological books. They grew from our race’s subconscious and embody intuitive wisdom.” (1992) I state that in my desire to study the natural roots of many myths, intuition was pulled-up and pushed-up as I gradually built my naturalistic worldview.

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