Mythologies have always addressed very big, scary issues; Death, Time, Sex, Birth, Loss, Valor, Shame, all of the things that push on and preoccupy the human psyche. In times past we have relied on myth to view and interpret the world and ourselves. We love and relate to our heroes and our monsters alike. As time passes and the Modern world progresses, the predominance of myth as a means of attunement has lessened and the role once occupied by Shamans has now passed to Artists. The Shaman and the Artist are both able to inhabit many worlds at once, to see things that others pass by. Both act as a catalyst to reveal the nature and conditions of being. Myth can still be a powerful tool of discovery in understanding the hidden or avoided realms that constantly surround us.