Mythology sounds like something read in a schoolbook, like humanistic teaching and etchings on cave walls. While there exists no better word for that which has inspired, informed and built civilizations and cultures ever since the dawn of man, there is much more to this. Mythology links that which has no words with the language of images, opening up a realm of imagination and meaning. Every culture in the past, present and future had, has and will have a mythology that informs it. How strong and lasting it is will determine the longevity of that culture.
According to agnostic writer Michel Houellebecq a society without a religion to support it is lost. The changes in relevance of the churches in the West spreading out over the globe has begun a changes of paradigms we cannot estimate and evaluate yet. Joseph Campbell, the scholar who had discovered the monomyth in all the stories and legends of the world, has also laid the foundations for a concept of personal mythology aimed at reducing damage from these changes to the individual and releasing new energy. I have worked on this concept in the past decade and have presented my findings in workshops and seminars: