The Metaphor of Consciousness in Creation Myths

2017-04-28T09:17:49Z (GMT) by Rick Doble
The story of human beings building a complete and complex symbolic world through language -- in a sense creating a conscious virtual world that had not existed before and which clearly separated them from all the other animals -- might have been the metaphorical basis for a number of creation myths. Humans creating a virtual world with words became a metaphor for God or gods using words to create the world.