WHAT IS YOUR MYTH — A New Lived Mythology
Jung (1997): “We must read the bible or we shall not know psychology. We must read the Bible or we shall not understand psychology. Our psychology, whole lives, our language and imagery are built upon the Bible” (p. 156). Jung spoke of “the matrix of a mythopoeic imagination which has vanished from our rational age” (p. 188) and of the need to discover his “own myth” (p. 175). In the beginning of The Red Book Jung (1961) thought “Now you possess a key to mythology and are free to unlock all the gates of the unconscious psyche” and yet he asked himself, “do we no longer have any myth?” answering no but wondering “But then what is your myth—the myth in which you do live?” (p. 171).
“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. . . 'Then do we no longer have any myth? N'No evidently we no longer have any myth.' 'But then what is your myth--the myth in which you do live?'" C. G. Jung