Joseph Campbell once said that, throughout all the myths we tell, there is a single Monomyth recognizable to the trained eye. This single story he calls the Monomyth. That Monomyth is primarily what I am after in life. In every book I read, every movie I watch. The Monomyth is what I am looking for.
Which makes me wonder.
What is the Monomyth that Genesis is trying to tell? Is there one or is it just a book full of stories? This is my plan for this blog.
1.) To find out if there is a Monomyth
2.) To find out how many different stories Genesis is trying to tell.
I don’t intend to get into the Genesis vs. Science debate in this blog. That is not my intention. Instead I want to see the myths come to life. If that sounds like something you are interested in. Then journey with me as I read Genesis for an entire year.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution — more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to.Lisa Cron
The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.Stephen King