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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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May 6, 2020

This episode begins with the idea that there are two levels of myth. The first level involves narratives used to shape and manipulate people’s beliefs. Such a “lesser myth” appeared when Donald Trump fashioned a story that deepened the divisions between people, while convincing some that he was the “only one” who could fix their lives. As one journalist stated, "Trump can get his facts wrong as long as he gets his myth right. He can commit a million scandals, but his followers don't see them as long as they remain embedded within that myth." 

The second level of myth opens pathways to a deeper understanding of life and a greater appreciation for the core values of humanity. Whereas the false narratives depend upon the exclusion of “others,” the greater myths lead to a sense of profound unity. The second level of myth verifies and supports the felt sense that “we are all in this together.”

At this critical and perilous moment in the coronavirus pandemic, following the false myth of self-interest can literally lead to an increasing sacrifice of human lives. In this time of life and death issues, the deeper levels of mythic imagination can help sustain and transform both the individual soul and the heart of our culture.

Thank you for listening to and supporting this podcast.  You can hear Michael Meade live by joining his next online series that will begin on Friday, May 22.  Details will be announced soon. 

You can also take part in an upcoming live event by becoming a member of Living Myth Premium.  Members can take part in a free live Q&A with Michael this Friday, May 8 at 4:30pm (Pacific Time).  If you’re not already a member, you can join this growing community of podcast supporters for just $10/month and receive 3 bonus episodes each month, including regular live Q&A events, the full podcast archives of over 225 episodes and a 30% discount on all products and live online events. 

Learn more and subscribe at patreon.com/livingmyth. 

You can also support this podcast by leaving a review on iTunes and sharing it with your community of friends and family.

On behalf of Michael Meade and the whole Mosaic staff, we wish you and your loved ones continued well-being, protection and deep community connection during this period of great challenge, change and transformation.

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