Our own human psyche is the next great area of exploration - inner space.  C. G. Jung wrote that myths are first and formost psychic phenomena that reveal the nature of the soul. Archetypes are the contents of the deeper layer of psyche called the collective unconscious and show up in myths.



A Case For the Next Reformation       Mythology  

Let’s begin with a simple argument using the Scriptures.

Genesis 6:1-2  “When people began to multiply on the face of the ground, and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that they were fair; and they took wives for themselves of that they choose ... the sons of God went into the daughters of humans, who bore children to them.”


The Sons of God and Daughters of Men,

by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld, 1850,

Die Bibel in Bildern

(Bible in Pictures)

If Genesis 6: 1-2 is true, then the Creeds of Christianity are false and Jesus is not the only Son of God.  If false, then the Scriptures contain a fundamental error and everything is then questionable. 

In any theory of science, when there is an inconsistency or flaw, then the entire theory must be questioned, evaluated and reformulated. 

The Next Reformation is upon us! 

Compare the Sons of God in Genesis with some ancient Greek mythology. 

Cupid and Psyche  

Cupid and Psyche

by Anthony Van Dyck, 1640

Buckingham Palace, London.

"Psyche was a very beautiful young women who fell in love with Cupid, the Roman god of carnal love and son of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.  After many trials, Psyche was brought up to heaven, drank ambrosia, the drink of the gods, and was re-united with Cupid.  And they had a daughter named Pleasure."  from Bulfinch's Mythology

Those myths and fables were allegories and were often understood as figurative, abstract or symbolic representations, especially among the educated.  For example, Psyche is the Greek name for butterfly and is the same word for soul.  As the caterpillar transforms, so did Psyche, and so can the human soul, after purifying by suffering, become prepared for true enjoyment and happiness.

Why is it that we hear the story of Noah and the great deluge, also in Genesis 6, hundreds of times, and seldom hear about the sons of god and daughters of men?  There has been much rationalization and attempted explanation of that controversial passage, from angels to extra-terrestrials to large neo-lithic (new stone age) humans.  And that all leads to intriguing questions about whether angels can have sex, and if other spiritual beings are a possibility, or are we really descendants of the “sons of God”, and what is the “Son of Man”?  Generally this is treated by simply dismissing it as something that happened in past, but not now, and it is God’s way and not for us to know, or those sons were descended from other races not around any more.

Genesis 6 is probably ancient mesopotamian mythlogy.  Is it based on some actual events? We do not know.  As mythological, then the basis of the Old Testament is no different than the stories of the ancient Greek and Roman gods and goddesses. 

The early Hebrew scriptures appear very similar to what is commonly described as mythology in other religions.  Let us be free to question these things and perhaps understand them on other levels, as Psyche was.

Moses and another revealing Scripture ~