The Art Of Mythic Living


The Woven Song

 

Myths are a kind of shadow, the reflections of our struggles and triumphs, the stories by which we come to understand the world around us and within us. Myths help us to make sense of the world, to interpret it. Nietzsche had once said, “there are no facts, only interpretations”. An interpretation is none other than a story we tell ourselves, a mere shadow of the true being of a thing. Whenever we come to know something, we are merely coming to know a story that we had a part in creating. But what happens when we begin to confuse stories? What happens when our stories become facts and we begin to lose the connections that bring us into relationship with the world around us? The moment we begin to lose our mythic sense of reality is the moment we begin to disenchant the world around us.

No facts…

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Author: Cianaodh Óg

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, magickal name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Tribe Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger as well as Chief High Mucky Muck at Alliance of Polyspiritual Eclectics.

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