Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mythology

The story of Noah is a great human myth, because after he does the great deed he gets drunk. Mythology illustrates and elucidates truths in ways that enter us deeply and would be otherwise forgotten. Mythology provides context for the features of our psyche, and the context provided is the larger mind of all of us. Samuel Johnson noted that one of the primary purposes of literature is to remind us of things we need to be reminded of, and Aristotle was right about catharsis.

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