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Author Topic: New Blog Post: Myth as Magical Play  (Read 886 times)

Gilbride

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New Blog Post: Myth as Magical Play
« on: August 27, 2013, 07:36:03 am »
http://nightwandering.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/myth-as-magical-play/

So if myth is not to be taken literally, then how is it to be taken? As a form of magical play, a dance of ideas, a constantly shifting flow of power that can put us in direct contact with the energy of creation itself.

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Re: New Blog Post: Myth as Magical Play
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2013, 03:03:11 pm »
Quote from: Gilbride;120234
http://nightwandering.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/myth-as-magical-play/

So if myth is not to be taken literally, then how is it to be taken? As a form of magical play, a dance of ideas, a constantly shifting flow of power that can put us in direct contact with the energy of creation itself.

 
I think myths have behind the story, a lot of deep teachings (well, at least a lot have them). Through myth the teachings are passed down over generations.
Thinking of them literally would loss the meaning behind the myth. Also, myths can direct us to contact with the gods, even when the myth is not historical.

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Re: New Blog Post: Myth as Magical Play
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2013, 12:19:11 am »
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http://nightwandering.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/myth-as-magical-play/

So if myth is not to be taken literally, then how is it to be taken? As a form of magical play, a dance of ideas, a constantly shifting flow of power that can put us in direct contact with the energy of creation itself.

 
My favorite definition of myth:

"Myths are things that never happened but always are."

--Sallustius, 4th cent. A.D.
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Re: New Blog Post: Myth as Magical Play
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2013, 06:48:39 am »
Quote from: Allec;129130
My favorite definition of myth:

"Myths are things that never happened but always are."

--Sallustius, 4th cent. A.D.


I reference that quote in another blog post, as "myth is that which never was, but always is."

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