Myth and imagination often “tell more than we know.” Funny how a simple myth from ancient times continues to play out today, in the world where we thought we had finally separated ourselves from mythological thinking.
There’s no need to “reject” mythology but to understand how it is an integral component to story-telling, scientific or otherwise. Imagination and objective reality blur; it is the human experience.
This kind of evolutionary mythology could help revitalize meaning in a meaningless culture; one where the hero is going through the greatest trials, where humanity is going through a collective dark night of the soul. Here, where all is dead and appears devoid of spirit, is exactly where we need to be.
A reintegration with Gaia, with the masculine and feminine energies, is possible. We first must confront aspects of ourselves that we have disowned. Our struggle is to make it through this reintegration, to come full circle through the darkest and deepest aspects of ourselves. Will we triumph, in our collective eternal-return?