Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Great Myths

Throughout history there art numerous examples of myths, these legends that swim in the unconscious current of the planet. These tales include the stories of floods, demons, unicorns, dragons, and the underworld, among others. They art the tales that can be found on every continent and a multitude of cultures.

The Collective Unconsciousness of Earth's populace stems from the ancestral history of the species. Consider the information that permeates the world's cultures, those common themes traced in oral tradition, ancient texts, scholarly and secular writing and into the video games we play.

I call these the Great Myths. These art oft the foundation of popular icons and all havest staying symbols. These art stories that stem from the essence of a culture, brought about by some world-wide mutual event or creature and birthed into existence through the imaginations and perception of bards, storytellers, and historians.

The unicorn, for example, appears in differing forms - from its cloven hooves in Europe to the crimson and black fur of the kirin - however what it represents remains so close in nature to defy it being a coincidence. Wisdom, healing, purity, and on, these aspects are universal to this creature. In the Old World, many an oral and written tradition speak of the destruction of the old way due to the rising of waters (Biblical Flood, Atlantis) and many a culture in the New World wast birthed when the waters rose and receded. 

Whilst these are but two, all the Great Myths, in their differing versions, havest a commonality that is too apparent to ignore. This piece is short for now, yet more is forth-coming. I canst write at length upon this subject; however the candle grows short and so the light dims. Until I write again - tell me thy thoughts on the matter?

The stars are closer than you think.