myth.

May 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

“It’s a good country for myths. Things seem to take root here.”  – Diana Gabaldon

 

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Kaibab plateau

Kaibab plateau

http://myweb.rollins.edu/jsiry/Conservation-waves-Homes.html

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“We are meaning-seeking creatures. Dogs, as far as we know, do not agonise about the canine condition, worry about the plight of dogs in other parts of the world, or try to see their lives from a different perspective. But human beings fall easily into despair, and from the very beginning we invented stories that enabled us to place our lives in a larger setting, that revealed an underlying pattern, and gave us a sense that, against all the depressing and chaotic evidence to the contrary, life had meaning and value”  – Karen Armstrong

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Toroweap Road

Toroweap Road

http://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

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“Myths are so intimately bound to culture, time, and place that unless the symbols, the metaphors, are kept alive by constant recreation through the arts, the life just slips away from them.” – Joseph Campbell

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Esplanade terrace

Esplanade terrace

http://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

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“I think of myth and magic as the hieroglyphics of the human psyche. They are a special language that circumvents conscious thought and goes straight to the subconscious. ….Fantasy, magic and myth, however, tap into the spiritual potential of the human life. Their medium is symbolism, truth made manifest in word pictures, and they tell us what things mean on a deep, internal level. I have always been a meaning-maker. I have always been someone who strives to make sense of everything and perhaps that is where my life as a storyteller first began. Life doesn’t always make sense, but story must. And so I write stories, and the world comes right again.”  – Ripley Patton

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inside GC

inside GC

http://earthly-musings.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

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“The power of both myth and art is this magical ability to open doors, to make connections — not only between us and the natural world, but between us and the rest of humanity. Myths show us what we have in common with every other human being, no matter what culture we come from, no matter what century we live in. . .and at the same time, mythic stories and art celebrate our essential differences…”  – Alan Lee

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Kaibab Plateau looking west

Kaibab Plateau looking west

http://geogypsy.blogspot.com/2010/05/grand-canyon-north-rim-opens-for-season.html

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“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”  – Joseph Campbell

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Rocks near Kaibab National Forest

Rocks near Kaibab National Forest

https://southwestdesertlover.wordpress.com/tag/nature-photography/page/7/

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“Mythology can be defined as the sacred history of humankind. This is different from what we call “history.” Mythical stories, when you trace them back to their origin, often have a sacredness, a holy quality that comes from the bedrock of lore from which they emerged.”  – Gerald Hausman

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