“But in what myth does man live nowadays? In the Christian myth, the answer might be. ‘Do you live in it?’ I asked myself. To be honest, the answer was no. For me, it is not what I live by. ‘Then do we no longer have any myth ... the myth in which you do live?’ At this point the dialogue with myself became uncomfortable, and I stopped thinking. I had reached a dead-end". (MDR 195)
A myth is formed and shaped by the conscious, and expressed in words. But the spirit of the myth, the force that created it and the "truth" it tells, arise from the collective unconscious. They are expressions of how man experiences things. When a man loses capacity for myth-making, he loses touch with the creative forces of his being.
“Our myth has become mute, and gives no answers. The fault lies not in it as it is set down in the scriptures, but solely in us, who have not developed it further, who, rather, have suppressed any such attempts. The original version of the myth offers ample points of departure and possibilities of development.” (MDR 364)
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