The Truth of Mythology — the Folly of Literalism

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  • “a great deal of mythological fantasy was spun around the elephant”.
  • “the elephant is said to represent invincible fortitude and to be an image of Christ”.
  • “they represent purification, chastity, and pious worship of God”.
  • “the hero archetype got projected”.
  • “the elephant is the archetype of the medicine man or wise man, who also has courage but, in addition, wisdom and secret knowledge”.
  • “so in their hierarchy, the elephant represents the individuated personality” (p 14–15).
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Graham Pemberton

Graham Pemberton

I am a singer/songwriter interested in spirituality, politics, psychology, science, and their interrelationships.