No apology necessary, you don't have to answer, especially as this sort of stuff is a bit vague and bullsh*tty - thanks for the reply.Ooops! Apologies. I meant to return to answer this but forgot.
I am interested in it as a phenomena of human behaviour, but I do not think that the 'mystical' side has any grounding in reality. People have mystical experiences but they are simply a psychological event and do not correspond to anything in the material world - there is no mystical or spiritual reality independent of the human mind. As such, I reject it. It has no place in my thinking.
Mythical is different. Some contain grains of truth - folk memories of historical events. Others contain allegorical or metaphorical meanings, expressing something about the human condition. I am quite fond of myths and what they express.
I pretty much agree except that the mystical and creativity/ some art (and some would say sexuality) seem to have some relationship with each other as sharing something as types of experiences. Ara, it's all interesting so long as its light-hearted and has no place in how we relate to each other as citizens except does that mean excluding art from that too I don't know. Churches are great public spaces, so if all that gets excluded do we not have any of that sort of space anymore. No more Gaudis etc.
I think I was having a flashback yesterday. I really don't believe in astrology as anything other than allegory, and I don't know what to do about public expressions of that part of our mind that coughs up absurdities.