Monday, December 10, 2012

The True Myth

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in conversation.  This video is a conflation of several conversations that C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had which express the nature of "myth" and the foundational reality of the myth made real, the intersection in history of God and man.  Myth is more than story for as Lewis said "a myth is a story that moves you no matter how badly told."  I'm not sure I have that exact since I'm quoting from memory, but it is the characteristic that is a signature of myth.  We are each mini-myths in a way.  Reality is woven of all our threads as the Fates spin, measure out, weave and cut our lives so that we create the majestic tapestry which is the reality conceived by the Creator.

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