The Hero’s Mythic Adventure: Walking in Two Worlds, Becoming the Bridge

The Hero’s Mythic Adventure: Walking in Two Worlds, Becoming the Bridge

As humans, we walk on two feet, And live in two worlds.    Michael Meade, Fate & Destiny   Joseph Campbell once said, “If you want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it”.   I have thought about that passage often over the years. I’ve come to the conclusion that if I am going to have something meaningful to contribute to this world, I will need to come alive through the mythicworld, first and foremost. Then I need to practice becoming an embodiment of this energy, and live as a bridge between these worlds. It’s often been said that we are living in unprecedented times. This is an inarguable and unignorable fact, when we look at our evolution as a species. If we are paying close attention, we realize that we are living an inevitable reality of being on the unfolding edge of time, as it persistently moves us forward, revealing a future that has never been before. Many people also perceive time to be moving faster than ever before. There is an exponential reality to the technological advances that were made throughout the 20th century, and even more so as we live into the 21st century. The best current scientific estimate being made by NASA is that our universe is 12-14 billion years old, with our solar system being approximately 4.5 billion years old. Our ancestral predecessors are thought to have begun walking on two legs as early as 3.5 million years ago. Homo sapiens evolved around a half million years ago, and Homo sapiens sapiens, the ancestors of all...