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Mystic Stories

on May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized Comments Off

Commonly, the word myth is used to connote stories based on lies. As language evolves throughout time, false meanings attach themselves to words. Because myths are no longer believed to be true, they are defined as false stories dreamt up by the ancients. I have to give credit to our ancestors. They had very wild imaginations!

Mythology is studied as a sort of science, but not taken seriously as factual. It is studied more as an abstract of ancient peoples’ social behaviour.

The word myth, is in fact, not of false origins as mythologist would have you believe. The word has its meaning based within the same context as mystic, mystery, and magic, just to name three examples. Magic was used to express wisdom—not hocus pocus—and was held with great esteem. Mystic was a means of expressing inner knowledge—knowledge itself being defined differently than it is today. Mystery, well that’s a mystery!

Mythos is the Greek word used to denote a narrative. Myth in its original meaning meant to place facts into a narrative. As a whole, the meaning would resemble the following: to uncover facts from within ones inner knowledge or logic system (however flawed that was) combine them with the knowledge passed down from generation to generation and put them into a sequence of narrative that could be “reliably” and “accurately” repeated.

Who said that these myths were accurate and reliable? I don’t return to the study of mythology because I believe these stories true! I return time and again because these stories have so many flawed facts! For example, how many myths exclude the development of some form of wisdom?

Tell me again mommy how we came to be wise. Grandmother and Grandfather were… to the next generation it would become Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather were… Finally the most that could be said would be that the first man and first woman were…

Throw a few hard won facts together into any narrative and then define narrative as trying to create a coherent story from flawed or misunderstood facts. One should take ones studies seriously or not be bothered to study at all. Important insight into early human psychological states and psychological development ferment these myths. Not only psychology, but knowledge and language origins as well.

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