It is no secret that our youth are in crisis. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most overlooked is the lack of mythology and rituals in their lives. Mythology provides a foundation for understanding the world around us. It teaches us about our culture and our history, and it helps us to make sense of the present. When we lose mythology, we lose an essential piece of our identity. In this video, we will explore our current society without ancient myths and rituals and discuss why they are still so needed today.
It is a commonly accepted idea that mythology is essential for a civilized society. The ancient Greeks believed that the gods walked among them and that their stories were reflections of reality. They had intricate mythology that explained everything from why the seasons changed to how diseases were spread. Our youth are in crisis because they do not have a strong foundation in mythology. Without it, they are unable to make sense of the world around them.
We are raising our children in a chaotic world. The news is constantly filled with stories of fear, including viruses, war, school shootings, terrorist attacks, economic collapse, and political divide. It’s no wonder that many young people feel lost and uncertain about their future. We are a society without mythology and guidance for our youth.
Joseph Campbell is a renowned scholar who has written extensively on the topic of mythology. In one of his most famous works, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Campbell discusses the absence of mythology in our modern world. According to him, this is due to the rise of science and technology. While Campbell’s theory is highly controversial, it is worth exploring nonetheless. Young boys and girls without rituals lead to lost boys and girls who are destructive, violent insecure, and depressed.
In his book, Campbell discusses the hero’s journey, which is a common motif in mythology. He argues that the hero’s journey is no longer relevant in our modern world. This is because science has replaced religion as the dominant source of knowledge. As a result, we no longer need to rely on myths to explain natural phenomena. Instead, we can use science to understand the world around us.
While Campbell’s theory is highly controversial, it does raise some valid points. It’s true that science has replaced religion as the dominant source of knowledge in our society. And it’s also true that we no longer need to rely on myths to explain natural phenomena. However, this doesn’t mean that mythology is no longer relevant. In fact, mythology should still play an important role in our lives.
Today, we live in a culture that is dominated by science and reason. Many people no longer believe in gods and goddesses, and we don’t look to mythology for guidance. However, I believe that we need to create a new mythology for our youth. This new mythology should be based on science and reason, but it should also feature mystical stories that inspire hope and courage in the face of adversity. It should teach young people about their place in the world and help them to find a sense of order in the chaos.
If you are a parent, teacher, or youth leader, I encourage you to start creating this new mythology. Use mystical stories and examples from your own life to inspire young people. Help them to see the world in a new light and to find wisdom in the face of adversity. The future of our world depends on it according to Joseph Campbell.
What do you think about the role of mythology in our society? Do you think it is important for our youth to have a strong foundation in mythology? Share your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you for reading!