Science has dispelled many traditional myths so that we no longer believe them. There are, however, still many mysteries to be solved, especially those that are within us all.
We all use labels to describe who we are – a mother; baker; blonde; lazy – but such narrow definitions limit who we really are and who we can be.
Each of us is searching for something different, something to make our lives better, more complete. What we forget is that we’re all the same, we’re all searching. ‘In his life-form the individual is necessarily only a fraction and distortion of the total image of man. He is limited either as male or as female;…
Mythological heroes often possess extraordinary powers. That ability and strength to overcome apparently insurmountable problems is within us all.
Many of our emotional responses are a result of events in the past. Letting go of the past provides an opportunity to react differently and overcome recurring difficulties.
In mythology, clowns represent deception. They, like so many of us, hide their true feelings behind a fake smile.
Even funny stories and myths can help us see the truth behind negative thoughts. Comedy shows us that we don’t always have to take out thoughts too seriously.
Metaphors, like myths, stimulate feelings and thoughts that the mind can comprehend, clarifying concepts that would otherwise be difficult to understand.
Symbols, metaphors and myths help us understand complex ideas, and psychologists can use them to help us heal or unravel their meaning when there is confusion.