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Living Myth

Mosaic presents Living Myth, a podcast with Michael Meade, renowned mythologist and storyteller. Meade presents mythic stories that offer uniquely insightful and wise ways of understanding the current dilemmas of the world we live in. Living Myth proposes that genuine solutions to the complex and intractable problems of our world require both transcendent imagination and cohering, transformative narratives.
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Jan 31, 2020

Michael Meade takes up the issues of the current impeachment trial from the ground of the epic tale of the Odyssey.  He shows how a "nobility gap" and a loss of authenticity have led to abdication of duty and a lack of courage amongst those entrusted with the public good.  In the ancient story, Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom appears at a critical time when disorder and injustice have taken over core cultural institutions. The old story serves as a reminder of the origins of democracy in ancient Athens and the importance of wisdom if truth and meaning are to be found again.

Thank you for listening to this podcast.  You can hear more audio from Michael Meade, and save 30% on all audio downloads using the promo code METAL RAT during our Lunar New Year download special.  Find a wide selection of titles at mosaicvoices.org/audio.

You can help support this podcast by joining the growing community of listeners who are members of Living Myth Premium.  Become a member with a $10/month subscription and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, the full podcast archives and a 30% discount on all products.  Become a member at patreon.com/livingmyth.  You can also help by sharing this podcast and leaving a review on iTunes.

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