Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture

Excerpt from « How is Psychology a Mythology? » by Ginette Paris

« A myth is a fantasy, a preferred lie, a foundational story, a hypnotic trance, an identity game, a virtual reality, one that can be either inspirational or despairing. It is a story in which I cast myself; it is my inner cinema, the motion picture of my inner reality – one that moves all the time. No diagnosis can fix the myth, no cure can settle it, because our inner life is precisely what, in us, will not lie still. »