This just in from Juggler video-gaming expert-in-the-field Pagan Puff Pieces (Px3): ok, it’s taken me awhile to get my head around this, but- Px3 recently attended (in PPP’s inimitable phrasing) a “nerdtastic event” that produced “nerdgasms.” That event? The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess. Frankly, when I first saw Jason’s forward, I thought, Someone composed a Symphony for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife? But no: it seems that Zelda is a Nintendo video-game of some renown (a site that I consulted- cause I had to do some research on this- calls Zelda the “world’s most popular video game,” inspiring both book and comic-book series, a cartoon show, and a breakfast cereal). Now, as I understand it: The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess is the “first ever video game-themed concert,” accompanied by a four-movement symphony (ie, someone composed a full-on symphony, performed by an orchestra, to accompany this cinematic presentation of Zelda and what Px3 identifies as the “Hylian Gods”- of Whom, I am now clueless.) According to PPP, the performance that PPP attended was a powerfully moving one for the audience (fulfilling the ideal of theater- to transport an audience to a “head-space” outside their accustomed one); Px3 urges all gaming-fans (especially Pagan ones) to see the touring performance “if humanly possible” (tour-dates and locations noted above).
More than this, however- and maybe it would be helpful to have Pagan Puff Pieces help us to understand Px3′s thinking a bit: PPP asks how one makes the call, when one suspects something “potentially tingly” is going on in the pop-culture and in the media? How does one draw the line between “fan-girling” or “Trekking out”: and identifying genuine “Myth-Making” in process? Bringing up some very interesting points, I believe: is “Mythology” strictly a Thing of the past? Or is it possible to “invent” a modern Mythology, just as viable as an Ancient one? In certain aspects of comic-books and video-games, are we witnessing a spontaneous cultural “Creation” of particularly Modern Mythology? As the performance of a Transcendent theatrical/ musical event very closely resembles that of a Religious Rite- and if the Spiritual Philosophy holds true, that All Avenues to the Sacred and Divine are Avenues of Enlightenment- in the distinctly modern fusion of the live concert-experience and projected video-animation:
Is the Zeitgeist in the process of inventing Modern Mythology for us, as we speak?