Tuesday, July 25, 2006

logos&mythos



The new mythos cannot emerge from the art of today's popular culture, in which the hero saves the day. Art as entertainment only drives us deeper into denial. Art as a cathartic experience is different.

"The Greek tragic plays, based on the sacred stories of the gods, provide examples of such catharsis, or "purification." The art we need is an art that can confront us with the tragic results of our actions and embolden us to accept our culpability, while at the same time offering hope that we might salvage what is left of the Earth and our humanity. Is it possible to create new sacred stories, built on the familiar, that will restore both reverence and hope?"(Discourse & Dissent | Telling Stories: The Restorative Power of Myth Wilson by Kelpie Wilson)


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:: note :: ... logos & mythos working hand in hand ...