Publisher: Red Coaster Press
Series: A Mythology for the Third Millenium
Publication Date: January 01, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
Of course the title of this series is Mythology for the Third Millennium, but what is mythology? Mythology is a narrative that usually contains hidden meanings and deals with questions such as: where do we come from, what is our purpose and what is our place in the universe? Noted psychologist Carl Jung believed that our society's mythology was a reflection of its goals, fears and dreams.
This work has many references to film because film reflects our society's myths and as such, is an example of a simulation of reality that the audience accepts for ninety minutes in place of its own. Indian mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik thinks that unlike fantasy that is nobody's truth, and history that seeks to be everybody's truth, mythology is somebody's truth.
In this case, that somebody's truth is mine. As a philosopher, I have asked those questions, studied the great cultural and religious mythologies, and have mourned that those differing mythologies have caused harm. I challenge no existing mythology. For decades I have been an active practitioner of lucid dreaming and have been given a vision of a new mythology in that dream state.
Because this is a mythology, it is meant to be believed, at least during the reading. I encourage you to read this work with a full suspension of disbelief. I have purposefully made this work a short read. I hope you may find it so, and even come back for a slower second look. It is my hope that as a bell rings when struck, some of the chapters will resonate with you.