From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas <socex.ufobras.nul> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:01:45 -0300 Archived: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:22:16 -0400 Subject: Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon? Could Mythology Explain The UFO Phenomenon? A reflection on the way Carlos Reis The mythology may explain the UFO phenomenon? This is one of those issues that require two apparently antagonistic responses: yes, it can. No, can't explain. To understand why they are not mutually exclusive, we must first make a short flight over the land of mythology to know its continental dimensions, a vast area as that of our own existence. This scenario represents the human condition with all its anxieties, fears, virtues, moods, learning and limitations. To summarize in one sentence, we can say that myths are symbolic significance of narratives concerning aspects of human nature. But a cast of great authors provide us with other settings. One of the best Brazilian authors, Rubem Alves, for example, says that "Myths are stories that define the contours of a great absence that lives in us". [Joseph] Campbell goes further, arguing that it is not just to seek a meaning for life, but the experience of being alive, so deep that resonates well in the depths of our soul and shows us the beauty of existence. As for the other household name, Mircea Eliade, a global benchmark in studies of mythology, "The myth is always a creation of excellence, and reveals the sacredness of the supernatural - the irruption of the sacred in the world, the primordial event. Many other endlessly enrich the concepts of myth". In studying their maps, eye popping keywords that express this reality: absence, nostalgia, longing, emptiness, desire, need, a perpetual dissatisfaction, an endless pursuit, a need for something inexpressible reason, a vain attempt to return to roots. You can be the search for our origins or the origin of everything. You may be looking for a knowledge or an event, or may be all that. The resonance of these myths are permanently hidden longings of the human mind, where they occur, by the same process, dreams, fantasies, dreams, art and religion - substitute forms whose purpose is to hide the true structural instinctual impulses of the human. What we conclude about the myths is that they were created to give meaning and direction to human life, are not a free invention, not born of unbridled imagination or a whim of the gods, nor are the form of pre-scientific thought. They are the symbolic expression of active forces and active in the underground working of the psyche. And that's just the beginning, but our fuel right now, not deliver the borders - if they exist because there is always one meter more land to be explored. The fly over would be short, warned. Before landing, however, it is noticed that there are subtle variations defined in this area, indicating other types of farming. Let's see what it is. The reader with an open mind and sharp eyes will have noticed the lines that speak of Mythology reverberate in the fields of Ufology - the fertile fields of imagination, fantasy and fable, causing echoes that are not lost in the void, to the contrary. In addition to eye trouble and needs to know that they hear echoes want to tell us: endless quest? Return to the origins? Empty? Grace? Eruption of the supernatural in the world? A quick glance at the circus UFO and there is all this. Yes, like it or not, acknowledge it or not, may explain the UFO mythology. Partly, can't explain it alone, and only settled on solid ground is that we identify those other fields: Anthropology, Religion, Philosophy, History, Psychology, Sociology, writing a compelling and rich transdisciplinary mosaic. This is where the real search begins. It is here that give the greatest discoveries. It is here that shows how the man really is, and not be imagined. All our fears, all our worries, all our needs, desires and frustrations are unveiled through the mythic narratives and also exposed in UFO narratives. Like it or not, acknowledge it or not. Ufology, in turn, born in a socially and culturally transformative moment in history of humanity (not coincidentally), is conducted by a discontinuous flow of narratives based on events dubious, obscure and unprovable, not contemplating, therefore, the basic requirements of research science: rigor, structure, criteria and method. But it is not just for this bias that he commits his worst crimes, nor is it our intention to follow this path. By putting science and belief in the balance of truth, one thing can not be refuted: the pointer always bends under the weight of argument in charge, the recognized authority, experience and evidence consolidated respected. Like the mythology of those fields are serves to explain the object of his studies, ufology imprescinde not only adds to them, at his plantation, in addition to its own mythology, fiction, astrobiology, psychology and many others as needed. The dizzying pace of relentless change the world, coupled with the cyclonic volume of information requires constant updating. The winds blow these rapid changes, making the learning curve to grow exponentially and cumulatively. With the advent of the internet and digital communication, we are witnessing a revolution without precedent on a planetary scale, so nothing justifies an attitude of naivete as anachronistic, easy credulity and delusion, especially when one finds a synergistic and progressive historiographical revision in global corrective of the facts. Ufology is not outside that framework. While agreeing with Vallee =96 "The more light projected on the phenomenon, the more we will be creating shadow zones", prefer to adopt a bolder spirit and fulfill an old desire to Campbell: "To my knowledge, nobody has tried to set up a single frame in the new perspectives we open fields compared symbolism, religion, mythology and philosophy, using the modern knowledge". When we find parallels and similarities between the myths and indisputable UFO phenomenon at the origin, structure, form, aesthetics, symbolism and expression, gave life to the dream of Campbell, opening new possibilities. Is discharging a debt with us and we cherish the UFO. Undertaken, then the task of performing an extensive comparative study between the two in Reflexoes sobre uma Mitopoetica (LivroPronto, p. 150, 2011), work to be released soon. The synthetic approach does not compromise the plight of the analysis, because name is guided by the first magnitude in literary and academic scene, besides those already mentioned, Zygmunt Bauman, Ernst Cassirer, Levi-Strauss, Jung, Gilbert Durand, Lacan, Brazilians Marilena Chau=ED Regis de Morais, Antonio Novaski, Constanca Cesar and many others lent their knowledge, providing a multifaceted examination and multiplier. Our objective, finally, was inspired by Antonio Candido, one of the most respected literary critics of today (paraphrased): "Fertilize the academic essay with the specificity of the UFO story, and at the same time, enrich the critical view of the facts from university education". E-mail: carlos.reis.nul Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. 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