Do you long to reawaken the thrills and wonders of adventure, mystery and magic in your daily routine?
Do you feel emotionally drained or a lack of purpose in your life?
If this is the case, I’d like to prescribe you with a little mythology. Joseph Campbell once said that “myths are stories that never happened, but are happening all the time”. Carl Jung taught us that myths exist to bring us into a level of consciousness that is spiritual. Myths have propelled the circulation of knowledge, information, history and values since the dawn of humanity. They transcend cultures, space and time and are applicable regardless of societal beliefs or geographical location. Best of all, I know for me personally, myths have brought back a sense of the mysterious and miraculous and have ignited my imagination and ability to live with wonder and lightness.
Pamela Jaye Smith is an experienced mythologist, writer, and media consultant who has worked in various forms of media production for over 35 years. She has formal education in Comparative Mysticism and is a certified teacher of the Mystery Schools. She is the founder of MYTHWORKS and co-founder of Mythic Challenges, which helps people create media that addresses global challenges identified by the United Nations and other organizations. Pamela has authored six books for media makers, and she helps people enhance their stories using mythic themes, archetypes, and symbols. Smith appears as a mythology expert on Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Great Work, Forbidden Secrets, Microsoft’s “Age of Mythology” game and American Jedi. Additionally, she is a Master Mason in a co-ed Lodge. You can find more about Pamela, her products and work at pamelajayesmith.net.
Our discussion today covers a variety of topics, including the definition and utilization of mythology, the Five Initiations, the myth of Prometheus and the value of authentic thought unswayed by emotional dogma. Pamela helps us understand the central themes of our lives beyond the “Hero’s Journey” monomyth, and draws correlations between common human identities and the mythological characters they represent.
00:00:00 The Episode Begins
00:11:40 Religion Versus Spirituality
00:15:48 The Five Initiations
00:18:48 Universal Myths Beyond The Hero’s Journey
00:24:41 Practical Application Of Myths
00:27:14 The Myth Of Prometheus
00:29:35 The Benefits Of Debate
00:35:41 To See And Be Seen
00:38:54 The Mists Of Avalon
00:43:40 The Definition Of A Magician
00:46:56 Current Astrological Shifts
00:50:37 The Value Of Thought
00:58:18 Georgia Lambert’s Quote
01:01:26 The Mythical Themes Of Our Lives
01:07:34 Joseph Campbell And Defining Mythology
01:16:28 The Ageless Wisdom
01:19:02 Where To Find Pamela
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