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Welcome to Myth Matters, a thought-provoking exploration of the role myth plays in contemporary life life and the intersection of myth, creativity, and consciousness. Host Catherine Svehla PhD. shares her knowledge of mythology and depth psychology to find insight and explore possibilities. Member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation MythMaker℠ Podcast Network.
Learn more at www.mythicmojo.com and keep the mystery in your life alive.

Myth Matters Catherine Svehla

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

Welcome to Myth Matters, a thought-provoking exploration of the role myth plays in contemporary life life and the intersection of myth, creativity, and consciousness. Host Catherine Svehla PhD. shares her knowledge of mythology and depth psychology to find insight and explore possibilities. Member of the Joseph Campbell Foundation MythMaker℠ Podcast Network.
Learn more at www.mythicmojo.com and keep the mystery in your life alive.

    Making creative choices in art and life: 3 fairy tale variations

    Making creative choices in art and life: 3 fairy tale variations

    Send Catherine a text MessageSifting through options to make a decision is something that each of us has to do at some point. When our choice is part of a creative process in work or life, in the arts or our psychic terrain, it can be very difficult. Something new will come into the world. Some type of transformation will take place. We're deeply invested in the outcome and there may be consequences.The dilemma posed by the need to make a choice is a common feature in the tests and tasks face...

    • 34 min
    Creativity: An Inner Alchemy of feathers and toads

    Creativity: An Inner Alchemy of feathers and toads

    Send Catherine a text Message“We would do well… to think of the creative process as a living thing implanted in the human psyche.” --- C.G. Jung (1922) Collected Works 15We often say that every person is inherently creative and yet doubts and fears of inadequacy are common. Many of us hesitate to make any claims to creativity and feel it is lacking in our lives, or question the value of our creative processes and the outcomes.In this episode I offer a perspective on this dilemma with th...

    • 30 min
    Myth and Images of Creativity (Beginning with the new Apple ad)

    Myth and Images of Creativity (Beginning with the new Apple ad)

    Send Catherine a text MessageApple's ad for the new iPad has evoked some very strong reactions, reactions that illuminate old links between image, metaphor, myth, and our collective notions about creativity and the creative process. The current cultural conversation is a good starting point for reflection on some commonly held images of creativity and the way these images shape our creative process and the value we place upon it.This is the first in a series of episodes that will explor...

    • 37 min
    National Poetry Month: Humor and the unexpected turn

    National Poetry Month: Humor and the unexpected turn

    Send Catherine a text Message"Well, that's the trick: the sudden unexpectedness inside the over-known." --- Heather McHughWhat type of mood does the word "poetry" evoke for you? Do you associate poetry with the profound and weighty? The concerns of the soul and the seriously sacred? I rarely look to poetry for a laugh and I wonder why, when there are many brilliant moments of humor to be found there. In celebration of National Poetry month, here are ten or so humorous poems from Roald Da...

    • 43 min
    Fate, free will, and 3 Swords

    Fate, free will, and 3 Swords

    Send Catherine a text MessageFate and free will, and the longing for purpose and prospect of destiny that hangs somewhere in-between. How do these forces shape our lives? Do we play assigned roles in a cosmic plan or make it all up as we go?These questions weave through many myths and stories. What answers do we find and how can we live with the questions?Support the Show.Email Catherine at drcsvehla@mythicmojo.comPost a positive review on apple podcasts! Learn how you can work with Catherine...

    • 27 min
    The Bhagavad-Gita and yoga of awareness with Gabriella Nagy

    The Bhagavad-Gita and yoga of awareness with Gabriella Nagy

    Send Catherine a text Message “A yogi sees Me in all things and all things within Me.” Krishna in the Bhagavad GitaThe Bhagavad-Gita is an important Hindu teaching story embedded in the Mahabharata, an astonishing epic poem. Astonishing for its length- 100,000 verses-- and for its beauty. Astonishing for the complexity of the social and spiritual world constructed in the poem and the exploration of the moral dilemmas we face while attempting to live our lives correctly. In this epis...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Creative Richness ,

Myth Matters

I was introduced to this storyteller just as she is pausing the podcast to do other writing. I will continue to listen and listen again as I was enchanted and informed! An enlightening and wonderful experience. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. Beckie W

ChristopherLG ,

Keeping The Mystery Alive

Myth Matters is an incredible experience of a podcast. Part scholar and part storyteller, Dr. Svehla has the wonderful ability to draw you in when you listen. Every myth is timeless, and if you let the story take you where you need to go, you will connect to this podcast on a personal and spiritual level.

DichroicDinnerParty ,

Highly recommended!

I listen to this podcast every night when I lay down for bed, and look forward to more episodes! Greatly appreciate her passion on myth and her eloquent way of touching on the fine details that open up the mind.

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