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Myths are more than entertaining folklore: they are sacred stories that help pass on a culture’s ideology, world view, and customs. Focusing on humankind’s relationship to the natural and supernatural world, myths offer interpretations on what it means to be human. Studying the myths of our ancestors around the globe can help us connect to the universal human condition, and creating new myths for ourselves help us make sense of and gain power from our lived experiences. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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East vs West — The Myths That Mystify | Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik takes an eye-opening look at the myths of India and of the West - and shows how these two fundamentally different sets of beliefs about God, death and heaven help us consistently misunderstand one another.

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Joseph Campbell—Jung, the Self, and Myth

Joseph Campbell begins exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concepts of the Self and of the Ego, and begins discussing how myth communicates between the two.

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Archetypes and Mythology. Why They Matter Even More So Today | Kristina Dryza | TEDxKaunas

How to think mythically and sense archetypally to better understand our shared humanity, yet honor the diverse ways we live and make meaning. Australian-born Lithuanian Kristina Dryza is recognized as one of the world’s top female futurists and is also an archetypal consultant and author.

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Dr. Robert Johnson—Mythology and Modern Life

Dr. Robert Johnson discusses mythology in his film In Search of the Holy Grail.

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Oliver Sacks on Humans and Myth-making

Oliver Sacks on humans and myth-making.

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Robert A. Johnson - the Double Animus: Two Stories

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Joseph Campbell and the Mythology of Star Wars

Today is STAR WARS DAY, which is a perfect reason to revisit this popular clip from "The Power of Myth" - Bill Moyers’ groundbreaking conversations with Joseph Campbell.

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Dr. Robert A. Johnson—In Search of the Holy Grail

Dr. Robert A. Johnson—In Search of the Holy Grail

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Joseph Campbell—Jung and the Persona System

Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at Jung’s concept of the Persona/Personae - the aspects of one’s personality that been shaped from outside, by the society in which one lives.

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Joseph Campbell—Jung and the Right and Left-Hand Paths

Joseph Campbell continues exploring C.G. Jung’s idea of the Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious by looking at myth in relationship to Jung’s concept of the Persona system - the aspects of one’s personality that been shaped by the society.

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