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Reply To: The Ripening Outcast, with Mythologist Norland Tellez

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Someone “nudged” me in the direction of French philosopher & sociologist Maurice Halbwachs –

https://www.jstor.org/stable/25480359?seq=1

Now I can’t “unsee” the idea of collective memory as a social contract.  Post modernists and especially deconstructivsts have made an impact on us today,  whether we like it or not.

 

Does mythology suffer at the unsteady hand of modern social constructs? I feel like we are bombarded with so much information in this digital age that many are unsure of what to believe in anymore. Part of that could be rooted in how we use the term “myth” to illustrate falsehoods.

 

Maybe I’m jumping off a cliff here somewhat, but how do we reconcile the power of myth with the modern notions of collective memory and the collective unconscious?