In the first episode of the Living Myth podcast, I introduce the role of myth in making sense of our complex and challenging world, and answer the question “Why Myth, Why Now?” These mythic stories offer us insightful and wise ways of understanding the current dilemmas of the world we live in.
Logos is factual. Mythos is narrative-based rather than logic-based. Mythos is really about the story as opposed to the facts. Myth is about the deep subjective feelings that a person has about the facts of life, and the facts of their life. Mythos is about the dream hidden inside one’s life as opposed to the facts of how old they are or what their income is. It’s about, most of all, imagination. If the power of logos is thinking, in the logical way, the power of mythos is imagining.
Living Myth proposes that genuine solutions to the complex and intractable problems of our world require both transcendent imagination and cohering, transformative narratives.
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- Category: Living Myth Podcast
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Published by Michael Meade
Michael is a renowned storyteller, author, and scholar of mythology, anthropology, and psychology. He combines hypnotic storytelling, street-savvy perceptiveness, and spellbinding interpretations of ancient myths with a deep knowledge of cross-cultural rituals. Michael is the founder of Mosaic Multicultural Foundation. He is the author of The Genius Myth, Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of The Soul, Why the World Doesn't End, and The Water of Life: Initiation and the Tempering of the Soul. View all posts by Michael Meade