Speculative Mythologies or Mystical Fabulations

On Donna Haraway tentacular thinking

Satellite view of a nuclear crater from a nuclear testing site
Satellite view of a nuclear crater from a nuclear testing site

Mythology as a human tool

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Since ancient cultures Mythologies are the primal code

Myths and Rituals: A General Theory

Published online by Cambridge University Press: 31 August 2011
Clyde Kluckhohn

Social Life and the Dreamtime: Clues to Creation Myths as Rhetorical Devices in Tiwi Mortuary Ritual
Venbrux, Eric

Theories/Types of myths:

  • The rational myth
  • The functional myth
  • The structural myth
  • The psychological myth: archetypes


  • aetiological mythos: explain the reason behind something
  • historical
  • psychological

The Interpretation of Dreams. Jung likewise tried to understand the psychology behind world myths. Jung asserted that all humans share certain innate unconscious psychological forces, which he called archetypes. He believed similarities between the myths of different cultures reveals the existence of these universal archetypes

Meanwhile, Bronislaw Malinowski developed analyses of myths focusing on their social functions in the real world. He is associated with the idea that myths such as origin stories might provide a "mythic charter"—a legitimisation—for cultural norms and social institutions.[105] Thus, following the Structuralist Era (c. 1960s–1980s), the predominant anthropological and sociological approaches to myth increasingly treated myth as a form of narrative that can be studied, interpreted, and analyzed like ideology, history, and culture. In other words, myth is a form of understanding and telling stories that are connected to power, political structures, and political and economic interests

myths are storied vehicles of supreme truth, the most basic and important truths of all. By them, people regulate and interpret their lives and find worth and purpose in their existence.
Conrad Hyers

From the late 20th century, researchers influenced by postmodernism tended instead to argue that each account of a given myth has its own cultural significance and meaning, and argued that rather than representing degradation from a once more perfect form, myths are inherently plastic and variable

In Jungian psychology myths are the expression of a culture or society’s goals, fears, ambitions and dreams.[114]

The Myth Space as a Code

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Roland Barthes () - Mythologies


Barthes talks about Myth as a type of speech and a semiotic system.

Fungal Mythopoeia

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Let's change the code and see

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How the code determines the message

It matters the ideas you use to think other ideas with

Donna Haraway

Talk about nuclear language by Carol Cohn

The bag by Ursula K. Le Guin

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The inter-species fungal code

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