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Mythic Mind

Mythic Mind

By Andrew Snyder
Mythic Mind examines the intersections between the mythic and primary worlds with an eye toward practical application unto a life of meaning.
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11 - What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?
This is the second lecture from my course, "Philosophy and Christian Thought." I do a couple things in this lecture: first, I address the question posed by Tertullian, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" with reference to Origen, Augustine, and Aquinas. Second, I provide some thoughts regarding Plato’s Apology.  I hope this is of some use to you. If it is, I welcome you to leave me a positive review and to consider supporting my work at patreon.com/andrewnsnyder. As always, thanks for joining me on the paths of Wisdom.
21:54
January 26, 2022
10 - Philosophy & Christian Thought
As I previously mentioned, I currently have too much on my plate to regularly produce new episodes of Mythic Mind, but I still want to provide content on a regular basis. I've taught a few philosophy and theology courses, so I'm going to start uploading my course lectures whenever I'm unable to make new content for the podcast. We're going to start with a course titled "Philosophy & Christian Thought," which is an introductory philosophy course that is meant to help Christians learn what philosophy is and how to think philosophically in relation with the broad history of western thought. Because this course was designed as an introduction, it will likely be more accessible than my regular Kierkegaard content. I hope you are able to gain something from it, and I encourage you to share it with people you know who would benefit from an introductory study like this. If you would like to support my content, I humbly welcome you to head over to my Patreon page at patreon.com/andrewnsnyder.
22:41
January 19, 2022
09 - The Existential Moment
It has been a while, but I bring you the ninth episode of the Mythic Mind podcast! In this episode, we return to Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety with the third chapter. Kierkegaard introduces the term of "the moment," which describes our willful mediation between past actuality and future potential in reference to the eternal. In the moment, we are separated from the rest of earthly existence and are able to live authentically as humans, bringing together the eternal and temporal, bodily and soulish, and, ultimately, Heaven and Earth in all that we do. This is the life of true and enduring meaning. This is true humanity.
25:29
January 05, 2022
08 - The Frog-King, or Iron Henry
In this episode, we take a break from Kierkegaard to examine the Grimm Tale of "The Frog-king, or Iron Henry" as we inaugurate a new series that, after this episode, will be a Patreon-exclusive journey through fairy-tales and folklore. At the moment, this series will be posted irregularly, but, once we hit the next goal of $400/month, they will be released every other week (on the off-weeks from Mythic Mind). This series will be available to all patrons at the $5/month tier or higher. If you have questions or comments, please send me an e-mail at mythicmindpodcast@gmail.com and I will address your correspondence on the show!
17:14
November 17, 2021
07 - I'm Still Here
As we continue to enjoy parenthood with our newborn twins and make daily visits to the hospital to visit our son who is still in the NICU, our schedule has been a little heavy lately. In this episode, I just wanted to briefly check in with you, let you know that I'm still here, and update you on some changes I've made to my Patreon goals. If you want to see where I'd like to go in the future, you can head over to patreon.com/andrewnsnyder.
01:25
October 29, 2021
06 - The Dizziness of Freedom
In this episode, we discuss Chapter 2 of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety. Kierkegaard describes anxiety as the dizziness of freedom which is inherent in human existence, but is consciously experienced as we become more or less conscious of our responsibility to properly relate to the worlds above, below, and within. Anxiety is a symptom of our yearning for fulfillment, but can result in corruption just as much as it can result in authentic human satisfaction in harmony with our ideal. I encourage you to send your questions and comments to mythicmindpodcast@gmail.com, check out my blog over at andrewnsnyder.com, and to consider supporting me on Patreon at pateron.com/andrewnsnyder. I can only start providing content on a regular basis with your support! No matter what form your support takes, I am grateful for your continued company!
24:24
October 07, 2021
05 - The Concept of Anxiety (Finally)
In this episode, we finish our discussion of the first chapter of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety. We discuss Kierkegaard's understanding of what it means to be human, truly human, and the role that anxiety plays in shaping our identity, for better or for worse. Additionally, we further discuss what it means to use a mythic perspective to consider what matters rather than, first and foremost, material things. I encourage you to send your questions and comments to mythicmindpodcast@gmail.com, check out my blog over at andrewnsnyder.com, join our new subreddit at reddit.com/r/mythicmind/ and to consider supporting me on Patreon at pateron.com/andrewnsnyder. I can only start providing content on a regular basis with your support! No matter what form your support takes, I am grateful for your continued company!
29:05
September 22, 2021
04 - We Need More Butter and Responsibility
In this episode, I provide some personal lessons I've learned during the gap since the last episode and we look at the first half of Chapter One of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety. We discuss the ethical relationship between the individual human and the history of the human race. As far as we are, or should be, concerned, where does guilt reside, how is it passed through generations, and what is the individual's ethical task? Does shame have any positive value? Practically speaking, why does the individual's relation to guilt matter? I encourage you to check out my blog over at andrewnsnyder.com, join our new subreddit at reddit.com/r/mythicmind/ and to consider supporting me on Patreon at pateron.com/andrewnsnyder. I can only start providing content on a regular basis with your support! No matter what form your support takes, I am grateful for your continued company!
19:18
September 07, 2021
03 - The Concept of Anxiety, Introduction
In this episode, we look at the introduction to Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety and discuss the importance of making sure we're bringing the right tools to bear on the project at hand. Additionally, and on a related note, we discuss the difference between authenticity and ideological possession. We all have perspectives, but are we using them as tools to rightly engage with the world or are we attempting to bring world in submission to our tools? I encourage you to check out my blog over at andrewnsnyder.com and to consider supporting me on Patreon at pateron.com/andrewnsnyder. I can only start providing content on a regular basis with your support!
15:24
July 14, 2021
02 - The Concept of Anxiety, Preface
In this episode, we begin our discussion of Kierkegaard's The Concept of Anxiety with the preface. We introduce some important themes that will be expanded throughout this series, including the importance of the individual, authentic selfhood, and our relation to Truth. If you appreciate this podcast, please subscribe, share, and consider supporting me on Patreon!
17:54
June 09, 2021
01 - An Introduction to Mythic Mind
I've thought about starting this for years and now it is finally coming to pass! In this introductory episode, I begin to explain the title, "Mythic Mind," frame the purpose of the podcast, and reveal our first series. I look forward to engaging with the fellowship that emerges from this journey.
06:36
June 02, 2021