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Commandment

If God is everywhere, then myths can be generated anywhere, anytime, by anything. Don't let your Romantic aversion to science blind you to the Buddha in the computer chip.

Discussion

Myth is where you find it. It is in daily patterns and the meaning we find in individual events. It is in the kitchen, on the street and around every corner, waiting to unfold.

Myth works because it connects with reality, which means that reality connects with myth. If you can create myth from daily incidents then you can bring deep meaning into the stories that you tell.

 

'Find myth everywhere' is one of the 'Ten Commandments for Reading Myth' as defined by Joseph Campbell.

See also

Campbell, J. (1972). Myths to Live By, New York: Bantam Books

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