Campbell Inspires Book on Earth Mythology

Author Ray Grigg explores the our problematic relationship with nature suggesting a realistic and more skillful life on earth in his new book, The Zen of an Earth Mythology. The book was inspired by a comment by Joseph Campbell, who noted in The Power of Myth: “The only mythology that is valid today is the mythology of the planet—and we don’t have such a mythology.” In a recent examination of the Grigg’s book, the Campbell River Mirror states, “A mythology, as Campbell explained, is the template that a culture provides to give structure, coherence and meaning to its collective experience. In the West, this mythology has been the Creation story that is common to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is, perhaps, the primary force that has been shaping our understanding and treatment of nature and each other for over two millennia. However, given the multiple environmental crises now haunting our collective wellbeing on Earth, this mythology is demonstrating its fatal failings.” To learn more about Grigg’s book and read the article by the Campbell Rover Mirror, click here.

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From Campbell River Mirror on September 15, 2020