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Mythic Mind examines the intersections between the mythic and primary worlds with an eye toward practical application unto a life of meaning. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mythicmind/support

Mythic Mind Andrew Snyder

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Mythic Mind examines the intersections between the mythic and primary worlds with an eye toward practical application unto a life of meaning. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mythicmind/support

    19 - The Sickness unto Death

    19 - The Sickness unto Death

    After falsely announcing this a few times, we're finally starting on Kierkegaard's The Sickness unto Death, in which he discusses the nature of despair and what it means to live as an authentic human self in harmony with our design and purpose. Additionally, in response to a listener's question, I share what I believe Kierkegaard would have to say about anxious attachment and avoidance in relationships.

    Recommendations:

    - Freedom and its Misuses

    - The Consolation of Philosophy


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    • 45 min
    18 - The Crownless Again Shall Be King

    18 - The Crownless Again Shall Be King

    In this special episode, I look toward Good Friday as I discuss some Tolkienian wisdom and the true myth of the gospel.


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    • 15 min
    17 - Tolkien Reading Day

    17 - Tolkien Reading Day

    Happy Tolkien Reading Day! In this special episode of Mythic Mind, I'm joined by several podcasters, professors, authors, and other fans to discuss why we're drawn to Tolkien and to share some of our favorite passages. Whether you are already an insider in this community or you just want to know what all these nerds are up to, I hope you find this to be a fun, inspiring, encouraging show that leads you to pick up and read for the first or eleventy-first time!

    As always, I'm glad to have you with me on this path. Please be sure to subscribe to Mythic Mind and share this episode with others! If you would like to become a Mythic Mind insider, you can head over to patreon.com/mythicmind.


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    16 - The Sorrow that Makes for Joy

    16 - The Sorrow that Makes for Joy

    I had said that we would begin with The Sickness unto Death today, but I decided to put that off one more time. As we prepare to discuss Kierkegaard's take on despair, I thought it might be helpful for me to talk a bit about my own experiences on the edge of hopelessness to give some personal application to the philosophical explorations that will follow. I sincerely hope that my journeys through death and shadow provide some light for your path.

    Thank you for listening! Please be sure to leave a positive review, subscribe, and consider supporting me on Patreon at patreon.com/andrewnsnyder.

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    • 25 min
    15 - To Need God is a Human Being's Highest Perfection

    15 - To Need God is a Human Being's Highest Perfection

    In the previous episode, we concluded our study of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety. In this episode, in preparation for moving into The Sickness unto Death, we discuss Kierkegaard's relatively short discourse, To Need God is a Human Being's Highest Perfection, in which he argues just that. In this approachable, fairly straightforward discourse, he lays out some of the ideas that will be discussed in more detail and with more difficulty in The Sickness unto Death.

    At the end, I make another call for submissions to the show's upcoming Tolkien Reading Day episode. After I recorded this, I set up a speakpipe account to make the process easier, so you can either e-mail your recording or go to speakpipe.com/mythicmind.

    I also make some recommendations, which you can find here:

    'Til We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis): https://amzn.to/3hGNOCI

    Tales from the Perilous Realm(Tolkien): https://amzn.to/34idO4c


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    • 32 min
    14 - Anxiety as Saving Through Faith

    14 - Anxiety as Saving Through Faith

    In this episode, I conclude our study of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety with the final chapter, "Anxiety as Saving Through Faith," which uses Augustinian and Boethian themes to demonstrate the educative potential of anxiety in relation to the human task of becoming authentically human. Also, I reveal my plans for Mythic Mind following the completion of Kierkegaard's The Sickness unto Death.


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Discussion Forum ,

Helpful and Intriguing

Andrew does a great job of taking abstract philosophical concepts like beauty (I.e., aesthetics) and making them into something we can more easily grasp and ponder. For example, in one episode, he says that something is beautiful only if it points us to goodness or truth, and that God is the ultimate source of beauty and wisdom. This was a helpful distinction for me, and it opened up a whole new category in my thinking of what makes something truly beautiful. Thank you and keep up the great work, Andrew!

Ed-sea ,

A great listen

I have gotten so much from this show, particularly the episodes about Kierkegaard. I’d been wanting to read his work and Andrew does an excellent job making his arguments plain in a clear way. You can tell he’s excited about the ideas and eager to share them. My one humble suggestion, as someone new to some of these concepts, would be to slow down slightly when explaining theoretical concepts. Obviously no one can change their speech easily, but I find myself wanting to listen on .75 time. Cheers for all the effort that goes into this 🙏

ChristabelHSnyder ,

Great academic voice

If you’ve ever wanted to explore philosophy and dig deeper into various stories and topics, this is for you! Andrew does such a great job in breaking everything down where I can actually understand the topics he discusses!

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