Thursday, August 25, 2022

Episode #256: The Narrative of Myth

Conversation on the main topic starts in the second half of the episode.

It's the end of August, and for us, it is the harvest season. We discuss this year's harvest of the grapes and the beginnings of this season's winemaking. Kyle reads a few news stories and we discuss those, then in the second segment Russ reads a long story from the Mysterious Universe website about four cases of strange mass animal deaths.

In the second half of the show, Kyle talks about the "philosophy of narrative", how common stories have a powerful influence on people and culture. How much have ancient mythologies influenced us? We also talk about the ability to focus on one thing versus the need to pay attention to the big picture, and how to balance these two ways of looking at the world, and how that connects to ancient mysteries, structures, and mythology.


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Executive Producers:
Michael Burroughs
Philip Baklamov
Matt Shy
Peter Shell
Zachariah Baker
Frank M.

Associate Executive Producers:
Daniel Gandy
Dave Cortes
Patrick Hicks

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1 comment:

  1. I don't think you've ever had Joseph P. Farrell on as a guest but you should see if you could have him on. He does a lot of topics but one of his books that doesn't get enough attention has to do with the Yahwist tradition. I've listened to an interview with him and much of it ties into the custodial aspects you've brought up in the past, but of particular interest was something I heard him say about signs pointing to a time when there was a nature based science practiced that some of these religious traditions seem to try and keep us separated from. The way he described it was exactly like the Quantsuff concept you've discussed in the past. I'd love to hear you guys talk Quantsuff with him I think he'd have some incredible input for that conversation.


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