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I would like now to review the archetypal myth of the hero’s journey as I dealt with it in The Hero with Thousand Faces. This is what Joyce called the modern myth: an archetypal story that springs from the collective unconscious. Its motifs can appear not only in myth and literature, . . . → Read More: Hero’s Journey is the Plot of Your Life
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But what if you want to gain some idea of what your myth is while you are living it? Well, another way to try to discern your destiny–your myth–would be to follow Jung’s example: observe your dreams, observe your conscious choices, keep a journal, and see which images and stories surface . . . → Read More: Discover Your Myth Through Dreams
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I say the way to find your myth is to find your zeal, to find your support, and to know what stage of life you’re in. The problems of youth are not the problems of age. Don’t try to live your life too soon. By listening too much to gurus, you try . . . → Read More: Become a Realization of Your Own Myth
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All of the dogmatic talk about meanings and moral values and all that has nothing to do with any of that central mystery. It’s an is, and the way to experience one’s own isness in relation to the mystery of all mysteries it is through handling those elementary mythic images.
Basically, . . . → Read More: Mythological Imagery Propels You Into the Spiritual Realm
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A mythologically grounded culture presents you with symbols that immediately evoke your participation; they are all vital, living connections, and so they link you both to the underlying mystery and to the culture itself. Yet when that culture uses symbols that are no longer alive, that are no longer effective, it cuts . . . → Read More: The Way to Find Your Own Myth
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The World Tree
Now, as I’ve said, these themes are universal. Of course, they occur with different historical inflections here, there, and elsewhere; just so, they’ll occur with different inflections in your life from those in anyone else’s. For every mythological symbol, there are two aspects to be distinguished: the . . . → Read More: Mythological Symbols as Universal Themes
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Then comes another kind of dream, where you find yourself facing a problem that’s not specific to your particular life or social or age situation. Rather, you’ve run up against one of the great problems of man. These are what Jung called big dreams.
For instance, take the question that I . . . → Read More: Jung: Big Dreams
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Little dreams come from a level of dream consciousness that has to do with quite personal complications. They emerge from the level that has come to be known as the Freudian or unconscious. Little dreams are essentially autobiographical in their character, and there’ll be nothing in these particular dreams of yours . . . → Read More: Jung: Little Dreams
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Soon after he began keeping his dream journal, Jung recognized that his dreams corresponded to the great mythic themes that he had been studying and working on Symbols of Transformation. Mandalas began coming–Jung was the first to become interested in mandalas as a psychological vehicle of self-discovery.
Jung had two . . . → Read More: Jung: Some Dreams Correspond to Mythic Themes