1 hr 25 min

155. Unleashing the Power of Mythology to Ignite Your Imagination & Tap into the Subconscious Patterns of Humanity with Pamela Jaye Smith Awakening Aphrodite

    • Health & Fitness

Do you long to reawaken the thrills and wonders of adventure, mystery and magic in your daily routine?

Do you feel emotionally drained or a lack of purpose in your life?

If this is the case, I’d like to prescribe you with a little mythology. Joseph Campbell once said that "myths are stories that never happened, but are happening all the time". Carl Jung taught us that myths exist to bring us into a level of consciousness that is spiritual. Myths have propelled the circulation of knowledge, information, history and values since the dawn of humanity. They transcend cultures, space and time and are applicable regardless of societal beliefs or geographical location. Best of all, I know for me personally, myths have brought back a sense of the mysterious and miraculous and have ignited my imagination and ability to live with wonder and lightness.

Pamela Jaye Smith is an experienced mythologist, writer, and media consultant who has worked in various forms of media production for over 35 years. She has formal education in Comparative Mysticism and is a certified teacher of the Mystery Schools. She is the founder of MYTHWORKS and co-founder of Mythic Challenges, which helps people create media that addresses global challenges identified by the United Nations and other organizations. Pamela has authored six books for media makers, and she helps people enhance their stories using mythic themes, archetypes, and symbols. Smith appears as a mythology expert on Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Great Work, Forbidden Secrets, Microsoft’s “Age of Mythology” game and American Jedi. Additionally, she is a Master Mason in a co-ed Lodge. You can find more about Pamela, her products and work at pamelajayesmith.net.

Our discussion today covers a variety of topics, including the definition and utilization of mythology, the Five Initiations, the myth of Prometheus and the value of authentic thought unswayed by emotional dogma. Pamela helps us understand the central themes of our lives beyond the "Hero's Journey" monomyth, and draws correlations between common human identities and the mythological characters they represent.

TIME STAMPS

00:00:00 The Episode Begins

00:11:40 Religion Versus Spirituality

00:15:48 The Five Initiations

00:18:48 Universal Myths Beyond The Hero’s Journey

00:24:41 Practical Application Of Myths

00:27:14 The Myth Of Prometheus

00:29:35 The Benefits Of Debate

00:35:41 To See And Be Seen

00:38:54 The Mists Of Avalon

00:43:40 The Definition Of A Magician

00:46:56 Current Astrological Shifts

00:50:37 The Value Of Thought

00:58:18 Georgia Lambert’s Quote

01:01:26 The Mythical Themes Of Our Lives

01:07:34 Joseph Campbell And Defining Mythology

01:16:28 The Ageless Wisdom

01:19:02 Where To Find Pamela

Sharing your kind thoughts & feedback in a review is the ULTIMATE way to support Awakening Aphrodite.

You can also jump on Amy's email list and follow her updates at @FitAmyTV. Find out more at amyfournier.com and watch this episode on YouTube at Awakening Aphrodite Podcast/FitAmyTV! For special discounts on Amy's FAVORITE products, visit her estore.

Do you long to reawaken the thrills and wonders of adventure, mystery and magic in your daily routine?

Do you feel emotionally drained or a lack of purpose in your life?

If this is the case, I’d like to prescribe you with a little mythology. Joseph Campbell once said that "myths are stories that never happened, but are happening all the time". Carl Jung taught us that myths exist to bring us into a level of consciousness that is spiritual. Myths have propelled the circulation of knowledge, information, history and values since the dawn of humanity. They transcend cultures, space and time and are applicable regardless of societal beliefs or geographical location. Best of all, I know for me personally, myths have brought back a sense of the mysterious and miraculous and have ignited my imagination and ability to live with wonder and lightness.

Pamela Jaye Smith is an experienced mythologist, writer, and media consultant who has worked in various forms of media production for over 35 years. She has formal education in Comparative Mysticism and is a certified teacher of the Mystery Schools. She is the founder of MYTHWORKS and co-founder of Mythic Challenges, which helps people create media that addresses global challenges identified by the United Nations and other organizations. Pamela has authored six books for media makers, and she helps people enhance their stories using mythic themes, archetypes, and symbols. Smith appears as a mythology expert on Ice Age: Continental Drift, The Great Work, Forbidden Secrets, Microsoft’s “Age of Mythology” game and American Jedi. Additionally, she is a Master Mason in a co-ed Lodge. You can find more about Pamela, her products and work at pamelajayesmith.net.

Our discussion today covers a variety of topics, including the definition and utilization of mythology, the Five Initiations, the myth of Prometheus and the value of authentic thought unswayed by emotional dogma. Pamela helps us understand the central themes of our lives beyond the "Hero's Journey" monomyth, and draws correlations between common human identities and the mythological characters they represent.

TIME STAMPS

00:00:00 The Episode Begins

00:11:40 Religion Versus Spirituality

00:15:48 The Five Initiations

00:18:48 Universal Myths Beyond The Hero’s Journey

00:24:41 Practical Application Of Myths

00:27:14 The Myth Of Prometheus

00:29:35 The Benefits Of Debate

00:35:41 To See And Be Seen

00:38:54 The Mists Of Avalon

00:43:40 The Definition Of A Magician

00:46:56 Current Astrological Shifts

00:50:37 The Value Of Thought

00:58:18 Georgia Lambert’s Quote

01:01:26 The Mythical Themes Of Our Lives

01:07:34 Joseph Campbell And Defining Mythology

01:16:28 The Ageless Wisdom

01:19:02 Where To Find Pamela

Sharing your kind thoughts & feedback in a review is the ULTIMATE way to support Awakening Aphrodite.

You can also jump on Amy's email list and follow her updates at @FitAmyTV. Find out more at amyfournier.com and watch this episode on YouTube at Awakening Aphrodite Podcast/FitAmyTV! For special discounts on Amy's FAVORITE products, visit her estore.

1 hr 25 min

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