You write, “You could not control it, only lived it. “Thank you Mars for your elaboration here. I am trying to link this experience to a personal myth, therefore, one more question: Does living the misunderstood event make it second best? In hindsight, it’s been anything BUT! Your thoughts?
Also, any thoughts on the following:
Q2: “My feeling is that mythic forms reveal themselves gradually in the course of your life if you know what they are and how to pay attention to their emergence. My own initiation into the mythic depths of the unconscious has been through the mind, through the books that surround me in this library. (“Man and Myth: A Conversation with Joseph Campbell,” Psychology Today, July 1971 ) Is Joe referring to one’s personal mythic forms? My problem is exactly what Joe stated, that is, ” if you know what they are and how to pay attention to their emergence” My sense is that many here, do know their personal mythic forms and do have that knowledge of how to pay attention to them.
Shaahayda (thanks you)