Chapter I, Myth and the Modern World
• This text deals with the universality and evolution of myths in the history of the human race and the place of myths in modern society.
• It is based on some previously published books by the author.
• The main theme revolves around the idea that there are some universal truths across mankind, no matter what the previous experiences may be and that the record of the history of the development of a culture and society is embodied in its mythology.
• When different cultures expand their spheres of influence they eventually come into contact with each other and the outcome of the collision, be it conquest, subjugation, or amalgamation, will be evident in the resultant mythology.
• The author uses his own life as examples to support his suppositions throughout the text.
• In contemporary society rituals are carried out to mark special events in...
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