Real Dream (Sleeping Performance) by Colette
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One should never forget that one dreams in the first place, and almost to the exclusion of all else, of oneself.
Carl Jung (CW 10: Civilization in Transition, “The Meaning of Psychology for Modern Man,” 321)
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In our present world, the cosmological and the sociological functions have been taken away from us. Our image of the cosmos is totally different from the image expressed by the religious traditions in which we have been brought up.
Likewise, the social order today is totally different from what it was in the days when . . . → Read More: Today There is No Cosmological or Sociological Function
A mythological order is a system of images that gives consciousness a sense of meaning in existence, which, my dear friend, has no meaning–it simply is. But the mind goes asking for meanings; it can’t play unless it knows (or makes up) some system of rules.Mythologies present games to play: how to make believe you’re . . . → Read More: The First Function, cont’d
Traditionally, the first function the living mythology is to reconcile consciousness to the preconditions of its own existence; that is to say, to the nature of life.
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The first, primitive orders of mythology are affirmative: they embrace life on its own terms. I don’t think any anthropologist could document a primitive mythology . . . → Read More: First Function of Mythology
The first is what I have called the mystical function: to waken and maintain in the individual a sense of awe and gratitude in relation to the mystery dimension of the universe, not so that he lives in fear of it, but so that he recognizes that he participates in it, since the mystery of . . . → Read More: The four functions served by a properly operating mythology