In this episode, Michael Meade answers the question, “Why do you turn to myth in times of loss or disorientation in life?” Meade begins by describing his search for answers when a community became broken apart because their at-risk young people were dying tragically. The search for answers leads to the ancient myth of Gilgamesh who desperately seeks for wisdom and renewal after a devastating loss. In response to the increasing sense of overwhelm and despair regarding the climate crisis and state of the world, Meade turns to myth again and the story of Vishnu finding wisdom and sacred knowledge from the depths of disorder of the world.
You can hear Michael Meade in person presenting mythic views of the climate crisis and the state of the world at a series of events this fall in Oregon, California and Washington beginning on October 9 in Portland, OR. Learn more at mosaicvoices.org/events.
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