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Daily Archives: December 16, 2016

Fairy Rings and Prehistoric Stone Circles

Do animals or other creatures use symbols? Maybe. The electric can opener draws all the neighbors’ cats, horses seem to count and my dog used to go joyfully berserk when I picked up the keys. (He loved to ride in the car.) But this response is classic conditioning. I’m pretty sure the calico next door […]

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Can Animals Understand Symbolism?

The animal world which evolved from our common ancestor back in the dawn (can’t say it myth) of creation, branches off when human communication took that profound step from mere survival to symbolism and representative thought. The strange and frightening world was tamed by making it something humans can relate human to. Myths are not […]

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Is Mythology Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

     I was staring off into space contemplating how ‘mythology affects us now in 21th century’ when it hit me. Modern culture isn’t affected by myth, it’s defined by myth. How can we separate the evolution of Homo sapiens from mythology? Creative imagination and abstract thought is what distinguishes us from our fellow mammals. […]

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