Creating an all-unifying mythology
In 2010, I began a multimedia creative and storytelling project incorporating my patterns, philosophies and worldview.
The Quantumyth (quantum: one's own quantity + myth = 'one's own mythology') will eventually span several illustrated and written works, an animated feature and a video game anthology series, whose first title, Origin Myth, is in pre-production and due for release via MediaMolecule's Dreams (an indie game-building platform) in November 2021.
This endeavour takes the concepts of comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell -
Whose studies centred on the all-encompassing mythological blueprint shared between all cultures -
And envisions them as a gestalt proto-myth, or 'the quantum sum of all myth'.
What would this proto myth look like? Who would be its gods, worlds, heroes and stories?
Answering these questions continues to provide fascinating, challenging and never-ending creative adventures.
Complete with its own origin myth, pantheon and multi-realm adventures, The Quantumyth takes inspiration from (and fuses together) African, Celtic, Maori, Japanese, Indian, Greek and Aboriginal Australian tales, motifs and nomenclature, among many others,
into a fantastical-yet-grounded gestalt paracosm.
As part of The Quantumyth, my patterns transform from simply being cathartic abstract expressions of my own ever-shifting emotions and thoughts into a universal symbolic language - Ether Speech - spoken and 'written' by beings known as Resonants:
Motes of the infinite consciousness that birthed all life ('The Primentity'),
who are able to access, directly trace and channel the pre-eternal,
chaotically ordered 'latticework upon which existence itself was formed',
and along which all of creation takes place - always has, and always will.
Welcome to an ever-evolving universe of amalgamated myth.