myth : religion
All of life is a
Unintentional concern about
material conditions is a burden never lifted.
Material concerns can never be
completely solved as they are infinite.
There is absolutely no way of making a
organic organism perfectly secure.
Human beings rise above material
concerns when realizing satisfaction of the flesh
is an impossibility that can
never be accomplished in reality.
attempted to communicate
spiritual consciousness to children throughout human history by
fabricating mythical narratives in
attempts to explain the ineffable
in a metaphoric allegoric
Myths, always about the human journey through life, are
designed to bring us to the integral level of
consciousness that is spiritual in essence.
Myths offer life models.
Life models to live
models to imitate and
living models of myths to
perform their function correctly they must be
both culturally and
temporally in tune with their social group.
The religious myth,
a model for living, must be
appropriate for time and
place to function smoothly as the
literalist interpretations of religious myths belongs in
the mystical past when giants
roamed and gods descended to
To interpret religious myths literally is to become out of
sync with present social cultural conditions and values.
To accept religious myths
literally is to descend into a hyperreality in which
everything must be given a mask to conform to
the dogmatic belief system.
As children grow into adults they
recognize the impossibility of interpreting the
imaginative religious myths literally
and lose faith in the
dogmatic literalist religion that has been taught them.
must take on adult responsibilities if the tribe
is to survive.
Initiation ceremonies into
the tribe are designed to break the
self-centered worldview of a
child and initiate a
paradigm shift in understanding.
Until this time the main
responsibility of the child was to simply survive in
an inhospitable world of ice and
steam but now, he or she, must contribute to
the continual prosperity of the tribe.
So the tribe introduces the child to their ineffable patron, breaks the
and welcomes the newly
reborn member a place at the meeting table with the adults.
cultural symbols originate in a
cultures founding psychological system.
The cultural symbols of
the Abrahamic traditions of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam originated in a priestly elite of
Akhenaten that had fled the counter revolution that deposed
Moshe Rabbenu needed a revised
theological system to that of the deposed
adhering to the monotheistic
tradition began by Akhenaten with which to
lead their band of ignorant
cobbled together various local
myths to come up with the socially engineered foundation
for their local nomadic
warrior god Yahweh.
elements crept in originally to keep the warriors under social control and
later to assimilate the
To keep the
warriors under control the priests of Yahweh came up with the concept of being
born into sin after being separated from Yahweh.
The idea of
corruption placed upon your
Eternal Soul at
birth as ordained by Yahweh puts
the victim into a servile
condition to those who claim to be
interpreters of the will of
Yahweh and those who claim to be
intercessors for Yahweh.
To assimilate the
Canaanites the Cult of Yahweh had
to demonize the Canaanites
originally an Egyptian colony, as
Baal, fertility god of the
Canaanites was the Apis bull,
fertility god of the Egyptians.
The Cult of Yahweh
hybrid engineered religious
tradition rejected the
symbiotic relation with
nature by derogation of 'nature
forces of nature define reality quite eloquently but do not serve the needs of
The shift from
a nature religion to
a sociological religion
makes it difficult for us to return
back to Nature.
When the focus was moved off
nature the focus was moved onto identifying human behavior as either good or
foundation of every religion is laid in
the mortar of cultural
Categorization of behavior as
good or evil morphs over time
as ethics of good or evil, defined by
the tribe overtime, change.
James C. Dobson,
Robertson, Ted Haggard,
William Eugene Scott as
exercising rather than exorcising
A religion with
a priestly class defining
morality will be in for
Original archetypical conceptual
imagery may be corrupt to the point it conveys a message which is the
anti-thesis of its original
"Every religion is true when
religion gets stuck to its own metaphors,
interpreting metaphors as
literal facts, then you are in trouble." - Joseph Campbell
experience and its interpretation
through metaphors becomes a threat
to the existing order.
"The difference between a priest and a
shaman is that the priest
is a functionary and the shaman is someone who has had a
tradition it is the monk who seeks the
mystical experience, while the
priest is the one who has
studied to serve the
I had a friend who attended an
international meeting of the Roman Catholic meditative orders, which was held
He told me that the Catholic monks had no problems
understanding the Buddhist
monks, but the clergy of the two religions were unable to understand each
In India, I have seen a red ring put
around a lingam stone, and
then the lingam stone is regarded as an incarnation of the
mystery of life.
think of things in practical material terms, but you can think of anything in
terms of its mystery.
Hold the object.
Regard the object
in terms of
What is its essence?
How does it look in
every facet identical?
This essentially consecrates the
intimate object mentally making it sacred.
Do you really know what
anything truly is?
It exists in time and space.
How mysterious it is that anything should
Make the object
the center of meditation, the center of the intelligible mystery of
existence, which fully immerses
and surrounds us.
This object now becomes the center
of the universe.
The axis mundi is
the still point in
the chaotic frantic motion of
In mythological systems in
which the metaphor of the
mystery of reality is the Father you are going to have
a different set of
thought structures than if the metaphor for the
wisdom and mystery of reality is
says, "No one gets to the
Father but by me."
The Father that he is talking
about is the Creator.
It might be that you can get to God,
the Father, only by way
But suppose you
need a more nurturing feminine approach.
Then, perhaps, you need to go
by way of the Mother.
There you might prefer Wicca
and hymns to the Goddess.
That is simply another way to get to the
mystery of life.
Each religion holds within itself
a complete worldview that
works well only within the bounded
imagery of the culture as that first designed it.
"How can any
cultural in-group claim ownership of God?
This is a problem you get in
the book of Kings and in Samuel.
The various Hebrew kings
were sacrificing on the mountain tops.
And they did wrong in the sight of
of Yahweh was a specific movement in the Hebrew community, which finally
conquered the Land of Canaan.
Cult of Yahweh pushed
through a temple bound patriarchal warrior god, normally worshiped by nomads
outdoors, against the nature cult of the Mother which was celebrated in
all farming cultures by settled
thrust of an 'in group' culture continues in the West." - Joseph
"We are by
We evolved in
small bands of hunter-gathers
when there was a selection for within-group amity and between-group enmity.
With our fellow
in-group members, we are cooperative and altruistic.
the downside to this social bonding is
that we are also quite tribal and xenophobic to out-group members.
Only when all people are
considered to be members of one global in-group can we begin to attenuate these
out-group associations." - Michael Shermer
Old testament biblical perspectives of
reality are ponerlogically biased.
They are not in accord with our
current conceptual understanding of either reality or
the dignity of man.
Abrahamic religions, as
institutionally practiced, are good examples of the
failure of religion to function as
These three religions were designed for
entirely different cultural conditions.
Right there in
Book of Genesis: We are to be
the masters of the Earth.
Understanding of reality is based on
the biblical condemnation of nature.
Separation from nature condemns man to
separation from God.
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