Facts and details are more difficult to remember than fantastical characters and their unusual experiences and so they were conveyed as stories – written to be remembered and translated by the teller. Sadly, much of the underlying meaning has been lost or poorly interpreted. For most of us, it’s difficult to see mythology as anything but a collection of amusing, tall tales.
Throughout human history, myths have united us, drawn us into the interior reality, and associated us with the greater whole of creation. They transform the profane into the sacred and create a deep sense of connection to the world and its beings, things and phenomena. This exactly describes the goals of the modern conscious or spiritual revolution and the true aims of yoga. We want to connect with each other and with life’s deeper meaning. We want the living experience to be infused with sacrality and we want to fearlessly rise into the fullness of our human potential.
Our search for life’s meaning is actually a search for our lost mythology. We are all of the characters in the Sanskrit epics and sacred texts – the gods and demons, the kings and magical entities. They represent the states of being that are realizable within us. As we reconnect with ancestral wisdom, we can reconnect with the deep well of our own internal wisdom and can begin to know and live from the inside-out rather than from the outside-in.
You can Konnect with the mythological characters and their adventures and misadventures in my Mythic Power Yoga, a premium playshop, series or weekly class at participating studios. You’ll find me for the next three months on Mondays from 6:00-7:30PM at Shri Life Yoga Studio, 4550 PGA Blvd #201 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Don't forget to visit my Personal K-Page at Madison Moore.