Alice and the Rabbit Holographic Universe

Alice and the Rabbit Holographic Universe

Jun 4 2010

Myths and Stories: Our attempts to describe the phenomenal world in a coherent and intelligible fashion. I use two basic categories of stories for the purpose of this article. There are stories about individual journeys, and there are stories about the collective’s journey. Collective to mean beyond the regionalism of tribes or nations. Stories applicable to the collective of humanity because the message is universal in scope. The theme of a universally valued story is about a quest relevant to, and involving the whole. In other words, the well being of the whole is at stake. Certain actions must be carried out in order to insure a continued and brighter future for the collective. Stories containing universal values and themes are known to us as myths. A myth is a true story told in symbolic terms. A corrupted myth is a symbolic story understood in literal terms (Judeo-Christian). Dreams are private myths and myths are public dreams ~ Joseph Campbell This brings us to the crux of this article. We live in an age of mythic illiteracy, and subsequently we are unable to derive the meaning and therefore the deeper value of mythic stories unless we are hit over the head with the obvious. Think Avatar. Story telling was once how we conveyed the mystery, awe, and workings of our world. Stories were vivified in the language of metaphor, imagery, archetypes, and symbols. Motion pictures approach the ritual of ancient story telling much more so than books. Most of us go see a movie, and unless we are familiar with the meaning of symbols and archetypes, we are apt to miss out on much...

Alice and the Holographic Universe

Alice and the Holographic Universe

Jun 4 2010

Myths and Stories: Our attempts to describe the phenomenal world in a coherent and intelligible fashion. I use two basic categories of stories for the purpose of this article. There are stories about individual journeys, and there are stories about the collective’s journey. Collective to mean beyond the regionalism of tribes or nations. Stories applicable to the collective of humanity because the message is universal in scope. The theme of a universally valued story is about a quest relevant to, and involving the whole. In other words, the well being of the whole is at stake. Certain actions must be carried out in order to insure a continued and brighter future for the collective. Stories containing universal values and themes are known to us as myths. A myth is a true story told in symbolic terms. A corrupted myth is a symbolic story understood in literal terms (Judeo-Christian). Dreams are private myths and myths are public dreams ~ Joseph Campbell This brings us to the crux of this article. We live in an age of mythic illiteracy, and subsequently we are unable to derive the meaning and therefore the deeper value of mythic stories unless we are hit over the head with the obvious — think Avatar. Story telling was once how we conveyed the mystery, awe, and workings of our world. Stories were vivified in the language of metaphor, imagery, archetypes, and symbols. Motion pictures approach the ritual of ancient story telling much more so than books. Most of us go see a movie, and unless we are familiar with the meaning of symbols and archetypes, we are apt to miss out on...