The idea came this summer while I was visiting museums in Paris, among them the famous Louvre museum. I saw top art pieces from many great cultures. Not the kind of art that you have to understand and study to discover why it is supposed to be beautiful, or even interesting. What I saw was just simply great, inspiring, beautiful and fascinating art.
A lot of the really great Art is inspired by mythology or religion. And religion can be regarded as a special kind of mythology. As you walk from one room to another, you walk from one culture to another all with their own symbols and stories. I love those stories and have read and collected them for years.
I realised that it doesn't make sense for me to make references to myths of other cultures or religions as I am not really connected and imerged in them. I wondered what symbols, gods and godesses would be appropriate in my world.
Somehow I have got a feeling that our time is lacking the big stories which give everything a sense and coherence. It has all fallen apart.
But there are recurring images in my dreams and sometimes in meditations which have a meaning for me. And then the idea arose to start mapping them and develop my own mythology. Those images, symbols and stories which have been rising out of my unconscious and have started to have a meaning . It could be nice to make them more explicit.
The idea is nice but when you want to start doing it you get lost very quickly. There is so much.
A lot of myths do refer to basic questions as where do we come from and where are we going, or what happens after death and how to live and love. I did chose to start clarifying the where do I come from. The HOME question. And develop my story, a myth.
It connects nicely with what I have done before, my study of Prehistoric Art, and my queste for living in harmony with nature, which I have called home before.