Station 2 – The Time Between the Myths

Journal Questions

Journal Reflections represent an interior dialogue with your deepest essential reality. While your responses are for you alone, the relational practice of objectifying a response in written form can be helpful in achieving clarity and determining what may or may not have value to share with others.

  1. Images, pictures, sounds, or phrases from Time Between the Myths that captured my attention include:

  2. A myth is:

  3. For me, the meaning of The New Myth is:

  4. One way in which I experience missing a comprehensive guiding “story” in my life and the world around me is:

  5. Three ways I see The New Myth emerging in the world around me include:

  6. I see and practice The New Myth in my own personal life by:

  7. An example of how I experience the challenge of “language” and practicing a “language of depth” in my own life is:

  8. Other questions I wish the group to discuss are:

*Please star your response to one or more of the questions above to write it in the “Comments” section at the end of the module. This contribution is your personal “seed” in nurturing a depth conversation with others.

Group Questions

  1. What images, pictures, lines, or phrases linger in your memory from the module The Time Between the Myths?

  2. How do you experience the absence of a relevant comprehensive “story” as it relates to your personal life or the world around you?

  3. What is a “myth”?

  4. What does it mean to you to discover and practice a “new myth” that has the unified planet as its foundation?

    Where do you see this new myth emerging in the world around you?

    How do you experience or practice the new myth in your own personal life?

  5. What is Joseph Campbell talking about when he says:

    "There is no conflict between mysticism and science. But, there is a conflict between the science of 2000 B.C. and the science of 2000 A.D. That is the mess in our religions. We got stuck with an image of the universe that is about as simple and childish as you could imagine. The 3-level universe and all of that… It is of no use to us. We have to have poets. We have to have seers who will render to us the experience of the transcendent through the world in which we are living. "

  6. Why does this segment, The Time Between the Myths, make such a big deal about “language”?

    How do you experience the challenge of language and practicing a “language-of-depth” today?

  7. What additional questions do you wish the group to discuss?

2 thoughts on “Station 2 – The Time Between the Myths”

  1. Terry Bergdall says:

    I opened an email today entitled “Station 2” following a similar one last week, “Station 1.” If I wasn’t so lazy (or if I was a bit more interested and motivated), I’m sure, with time, I could figure out the organizational structure of the Journeys and the Stations, etc., but now, two weeks in a row, it was simply served up to me with an implied instruction, “push play.” I’m glad I did. Thomas Berry, Abbott Okumura, Sister Joan Chittister, even one Michael May, pulled back the veil to reveal universal truth within particular traditions. Our challenge today is aligning and connecting experience with language, and visa versa, with an awareness that it involves poetic language. Now, after two weeks of valuable time spent in reflection, I’m eager for the arrival of next week’s email on Station 3. Thanks.

  2. Richard E MacKay says:

    This series so resonates with my personal consciousness and life journey; I hope I reflect it somewhat in my poetry, but I feel others don’t actually get it. I’m living in the Tennessee Valley section of the US now, which is a part of what’s labeled the “Bible Belt”, and I see again and again others I know disconnecting their Spirit Life and symbols with the reality of their lives internally and societally. My initial reaction is anger and criticism, but I know what is needed is for me, and some others who feel the same way, to dialogue and create a Story Circle where we can dialogue and journal with each other about communicating these issues with ourselves and with people in our lives. Creating this presents a major challenge to me, but I feel it is what I need to do with my time.

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