“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
― Joseph Campbell
At this time of year we are the midpoint between the fall equinox and the winter solstice. Ancient lore states that this is the time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest.
It is both exciting and comforting to know that the rituals that make up our yearly calendar are rooted in symbolism, myths and stories which seek to explain life, death, and the abundant richness of the world that we experience together.
For example, Halloween is meant to encourage the examination of life and death as we move toward the darkest days of the year. On this one day, we face the coming darkness with costumes and candies, tricks and treats. We celebrate falling leaves and increasingly bare trees, the onset of long and cold nights. Now is the time to turn inward, to internalize nature’s cycle; take a breath and prepare for the hibernation ahead.
Thinking about life in this way grounds us in what is important. We are part of a beautiful world, filled with magic and myth, and opportunities for creativity, joy and inspiration at every turn.
Hope you all enjoyed a magical weekend!