Comparative mythology is the study of myths from various cultures in order to identify common themes and traits. This discipline compares the structures, characters, themes, and functions of myths from various cultures and time periods in search of commonalities in their compositions, motifs, and functions. This method of research can assist in revealing the fundamental beliefs, values, and perceptions of reality that transcend cultural boundaries.
Suspension of disbelief is a psychological concept that refers to the willingness of a reader or audience to temporarily embrace and engage with a fictional narrative, even if it contains unrealistic or fantastical elements. This voluntary approval of the story’s premise and events allows the audience to become immersed in the narrative, to empathize with the characters, and to experience emotional responses to the story.
“True Will” is a fundamental concept in Aleister Crowley’s Thelemic philosophy. It refers to an individual’s innate purpose or destiny, which is believed to be determined by their unique nature and circumstances. In Thelema, the ultimate objective is the discovery and pursuit of one’s True Will, as it leads to self-actualization, spiritual development, and fulfillment.