Why do we believe in myths?
I just always thought they went along with Jerry Springer, beer, pretzels, twinkies and teen pregnancy. You know, all American stuff.
But apparently, there is more to it than that. Who knew? Right?
Well (again, apparently), Cecilia Beltran and her intellectual hero, Joseph Campbell, knew
"TED - which stands for
Technology, Entertainment, Design - offers a series of cutting-edge
conferences focused on "ideas worth spreading." This has spawned
related, independently organized events under the rubric, TEDx.
a member of the JCF Mythological RoundTable® Chapter in New York City,
describes the background that brought her to the TEDxEast conference on
When I was a creative for some of the top advertising multinationals
in southeast asia, I began to suspect that nobody really knew what a big
idea was. I was largely entrusted with pharmaceutical accounts as a
creative because they saw that I actually enjoyed perusing through thick
raw data of medical research. I would frequently do projects relating
to brain development. It was this background that gave me ability to
recognize the similarities of the Kabalistic diagram with certain brain
"More than a decade in advertising where I learned to use metaphors and
symbolism to motivate action through ideas, an unusual religious
background, and my medical research mindset all came together in my
discovery of the parallels between brain functions and certain key
themes that recur in myth, and I began to recognize them everywhere I
went. I began to put these discoveries in writing and made it my life
work. I now live in New York and frequently participate in the
Mythological RoundTable® discussions at the Mythology Café."
Check it out:
Read the article from JCF.org