We do not create ourselves. We form the conclave of our prejudices which become our button of committed living.
From what element[s] and authority [other than I think] do you claim gives you the power to be the architect to designs and create you? And from what consciousness and conscious thought [which you came forth out of, live, and move and have your being in now], and which was not already in existence, do you claim gives you the power and authority to create your world and universe of thoughts apart from that which already is?
"THOU SHALT WORSHIP NO OTHER gods."
THOU SHALT WORSHIP NO WORDS OF RELATIVISM
Because of man's human senses, the physical universe, the world, the earth, and mankind are delusional appearances. The same applies to man's imagination, images and words literally read and processed according to human intellect and personal interpretations of thoughts received and projected, by other men. Delusional because even man memory cannot recall their existence before sense awareness.
Conscious awareness is distinct in every being. It is what makes individuals personally visualize, perceive, hear, touch, taste, smell, think, and conceive words, pictures, images, and thoughts different. This distinct difference of conscious awareness represents each persons direction of travel to be taken to reach the cross-road of regression, or progression. Or the product of the seed of thought life they become by either having planted their seed thoughts upon stony ground, or fertile soil.
It is the seed of life [The Breath] which contains the designs, principles, patterns and essence of all creation. It is the vibrating vortex of the Conscious Voice which speaks and place The invisible Word of the grace of the law of The Breath of Spirit which is the architect of Being, and makes man individually perceive consciously.
Perception is the unique distinction, in all men, which only [as in your case] allows them to benefit only from the harvest of their human thoughts. Men are whore-mongers of words, pictures, images and human thoughts of literacy. The do not serve the living God. They serve interpreted words pressed upon their minds by other men who have undergone the same literal process of indoctrination.
Indoctrination which exclude the metaphor of living. And because of this point, you see the intellect of Campbell, but not the Spirit which drove him to rid the superstition of the intellect [Earth Mother Gaia's world] which does not allow men to leave the spot they stand upon, and make it more enriched than when they found it.
The myth in the metaphor
A metaphor is not just a decorative or clever figure of speech.
Metaphors map relations between things, often linking what is known, to
what is unknown. In 1616, for example, William Harvey imagined the human
heart as a pump, and discovered the circulatory system. His use of the
metaphor "pump" to describe the heart, was a change in perspective that
led to many useful discoveries.
The metaphors that we use suggest the myth that we are in. A metaphor
is a perspective, part of a paradigm, a myth. The metaphor that is used
(or appears) suggests what is and is not, worth notice. Harvey's
pumping heart suggests, for example, the larger idea that the body is a
machine. Which is true in some ways, and not in others. The body may be a
machine, or a vehicle, but it may also be a temple or a garden. Or
dust. All of these metaphors contain an element of truth, and yet none
is the whole truth. If each of these metaphors, or images, is lined up
side by side-- and this list is hardly exhaustive--contradictions
between them would appear. A machine (soulless) and a temple (spirit
filled)? But these contradictions would not lead to the rejection of any
of the options, or the wholesale embrace of any single idea. Rather,
the contradictions would reveal a complexity that is more interesting,
more useful, more meaningful, and more true.
This is what myth provides. Attention to metaphors is one way to trace it.