Skip to main content

An Insight Into Mythology

Pixabay
Mythology like any other learning niche has kept evolving throughout the human history. As you know, mythology is more than a thing that is learned in a literature class because almost every day there are new myths that come your way.

Mythology is full of stories and beliefs from the past. They usually try to explain why somethings are the way they are today. Many legends believe that mythology is a “reconciliation of consciousness to the preconditions of its existence.” Here, you are going to learn from some of the great legends of mythology.

Joseph Campbell:

Campbell came up with this hypothesis that religion is as a result of the misinterpretation of mythology whether with intent or not. Do you agree with what Campbell is saying?

Religion is an organised, simple adaptation of particular spiritual facts. If you apply Campbell’s hypothesis to this, you will come to a conclusion that indeed his argument holds water.

The primary objective of religion is to maintain direct communication with a Deity which is expressed through language. Before you do any further examination of this statement, you need to determine what Campbell is referring to in his hypothesis.

Joseph Campbell was influenced by the works of Carl Jung, a renown trans-personal psychologist. Now, Jung’s concepts of archetypes and collective unconsciousness had an untold influence on Campbell which was in themselves by religious ideologies of the East. As you can see, the content of collective unconsciousness serves to drive you as a human being into self-discovery or as quoted above, "reconciliation of consciousness to the preconditions of its existence.” Truths such as these are being transmitted from age to age through art and in the symbolism of mythology.




Homer:

In Homer’s “The Odyssey”, Odysseus, the main character, presents as constantly battling with his enemies, pride, arrogance, sensual urges all of which as you read through will discover are nothing but a reconciliation of his unconsciousness.

As you study through this piece of work, you will learn that he gives into his unconsciousness, through his promiscuous behaviors, and finally, all his men get lost on the island. He, however, cheats death because he was sleeping and his men were engaged in crime.

According to Homer, he likens sleep to a mystical state of communing with a deity. From this example of Odysseus, you can see how mythology tries through the use of metaphors and symbols to bring to your knowledge the not so common mystical wisdom – a preconceived self-discovery.

Roman Mythology:

Like any other mythology, the Roman mythology has several stories about humans and gods. According to these fantastic stories, Romans lived in fear of gods. There are myriads of Roman gods which they associate with different daily activities and occasions.

You might know about the fantastic story of how Rome came into being. In their mythology, a legend known as Romulus is said to be the founder of Rome. In this myth, Romulus and Remus were standing between two hills and all of a sudden birds surrounded Romulus indicating that he was the king.

Conclusion:

Mythology is just an embellishment of history. It is a reflection of real events and real people that happened in the past unless you prove them otherwise.




More from NFMT

Three Florida Haunts To Remember

Everyone has that supernatural side of them that just lives off of the morbid curiosity that occult topics provide them. No matter where you go in the United States, you are bound to find some little town or village that has a ghost story or two. So if you live near or in these areas of Florida, you might want to check out these chilling haunted towns.

The Cuban Club - Tampa, Florida This one is pretty iconic. Built back in the early Twentieth Century, this building was the place to be in Tampa. But as great as the building is, there have been more than one death connected to the edifice. In one case, an actor committed suicide, in another, a young boy drowned in the pool, and finally, there was a case in which one board member murdered another. Some say that when you visit The Cuban Club, you can see a woman in a white dress and hear the young boy’s soul still crying.



May-Stringer House - Brooksville, Florida Now a museum, this house picks up a lot of traffic around the time of Hallo…

Getting Started In The Paranormal Research Field

When you search online for paranormal groups you will find countless groups around the world, all of which has their own purpose. Some are thrill seekers looking for the next scare, some are looking for answers to a past paranormal experience of their own and some wants to help people who are having paranormal encounters but they all have a purpose.

When we started North Florida Mystery Trackers nearly 9 years ago we had very little knowledge on how to run a team, a website or to find places to investigate, everything started to come together in the first 3 years. In that three years all of our members was recommended to read a lot on a variety of paranormal subjects, we still do.

Reading is the first step when you decide to enter the world of the unknown. Many people wish to start out by jumping right into a paranormal investigation. Getting to know the field, research and investigation techniques and the many paranormal subjects you will be investigating will help you when it comes …

15 Psychic Abilities That Connects Us To Our Spirituality

What does it mean to have a psychic ability? First, psychic abilities are powers that a person is perceived to possess and can perform some of the most mysterious activities ever seen. Some of them include Telepathy, Psychokinesis, Extrasensory perception (ESP), among others. Having a psychic ability means that you have some of these mystical powers that are unknown to the physical world.



1) Automatic writing
This is a psychic ability that requires someone to call upon spirits that will assist them in writing  messages from the spirit realm.

2) Astral projection 
This is an ability that allows your soul (Astral body) to travel out of your body. This is achieved only through meditation and allows your spirit to travel from one place to another in the spirit world.

3) Clair-audience
This is the ability to hear beyond any human thoughts. This includes voices and messages from the spiritual world.



4) Psychic empathy
This is the ability to feel another person's emotions.

5) Retro-cognitio…