Fr. Dwight Longenecker | 3/26/2019 | Dwight Longenecker
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It will be a study of the true nature of evil and how to combat it, and my reflections have brought me to consider some of the monsters of myth. Dante populates **** with them, and I’m realizing in a new way the depth of psychology behind many of the ancient myths.

Dante is wise to place the various mythical monsters in **** because they symbolize the monsters in the underworld of our own human personalities and human society. These beasts are like something out of nightmares, and rightly so because they inhabit the twilight world, not only of **** but also of our subconscious.

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They come from the realm of the dark–the underground–the caves–the desert places of our mind where the wild things are.

One of the most fascinating myths is that of the Minotaur. You can read more about it here if you are unfamiliar with the story.

Minotaur - Bull - Half - Man - Adventures

The Minotaur was half bull, half huge and powerful man. The various mythic adventures about him and how Theseus defeated him are of secondary interest. What interests me is the symbolism of the myth.

The Bull-Man is just what it looks like–a frighteningly powerful beast from ****. Like a bull he is powerful, unpredictable, hot blooded and stubborn. Not only immensely powerful, but the Minotaur is hidden– locked in the underground labyrinth beneath the palace of the king.

Book - Minotaur - Evil–the - Lurking - Potent

In the book I am developing, Minotaur stands for the underground evil–the lurking, potent...
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