The Decline of World Mythology
By Aaron Steiner
Myth has become synonyms with the word “misconception” and what would be needed to address this historical degradation of our past. A true “myth” would provide a comprehensive account of our past and our human origins.
In today’s Western culture the word “Myth” has lost its true meaning and sub-sequentially, its true power to give people what it was originally designed to provide . . . answers to who we are as a species, and the particular events that strongly influenced us in our early development.
The word “Myth” has become synonymous with the word “misconception”. The travesty surrounding this word has evolved to this simply because of the misconception surrounding the mythology of our origins and early history. It is factors such as these that has allowed our true history to become muddled and distorted, not only in our Western culture, but in many others as well.
Myths are not to be confused with other similar types of stories, such as legends, sagas, and folktales. The book “Mythology For Dummies” defines the word “Myth” as – “Myths are stories about gods and goddesses and supernatural entities and human relationships with them.”
Such authors as Joseph Campbell point out how empowering the wealth of symbolism presented within the various world mythologies can be for people, according to their own personal interpretation of them. At times these Myths can often provide a sense of fulfillment and sometimes even a spiritual awakening within one’s mind.
The problem that arises in any symbolic account is that actual history becomes negated by ones “feeling” of enlightenment in the present moment. Any historical account becomes lost or muddled, and a true understanding of who we are as physical being’s, how we came to be and what may have happened to us in our early development . . . becomes rather displaced in the process.
A true world mythology would be devoid of symbolism, and present a straight forward account of these relationships that the early humans had with the gods. It would also have to clearly define who these gods were. Without this understanding, any symbolic account would be subject to a vast multitude of diverse interpretation. It is this diversity in itself that causes the many barriers between our world cultures and various religions . . . and one of the main causes of current global decimation and a history of warfare.
About The Author
Aaron Steineris an artist/jeweler from the Pacific Northwest who wrote Myth when it became apparent to him that Western culture was devoid of human origin mythology. He realized this was true because people from the West are a very literal culture and would need a literal account of their origins. Myth sets out to provide that literal account. His book can be seen at http://myththeoriginofman.com/