In talking with Bill Moyers, Joseph Campbell said, “The symbolic ideas and metaphorical images of mythology and religion are poetical in the sense that they do not refer to actual, physical, facts. Rather all of the references of religious and mythological images are to planes of consciousness, or fields of experience, that are potential in the human spirit, and these images are to evoke attitudes and experiences that are appropriate to a meditation on the mystery of the source of our own being.” Good religion stands as a threshold, a doorway, connecting the facts of existence with the mystery of existence, assisting individuals in their work of accommodating themselves to the fundamental and essental mystery at the heart of life and being, and living their life around that center, informed by and evoked by "more than words can say." The images and symbols of good religion are never literal/actual events in the here/now. When good religion gives way to bad religion, the language of poetry is replaced by the language of prose, of facts, reason, logic, antlytics and precision where things are literally just what they are said to be and mystery is no more. Then, the path of individuals in that barren, empty, hopeless wasteland of the soul, is to find their way back to the Land of Eden and to the mysteries of wonder and amazement, laughter, song, dance and play. How are you coming with this work that is ours to do? We have to do our own work in "meditating on the mystery of the source of our life and being." We have to put ourselves in accord with the mystery, on one hand, and with the actual facts of our existence on the other, and walk two paths at the same time-- by living with an eye on the other path while our feet are on this path. We live on the boundary between the mystery of life and the physical requirements/demands of life, and tend our relationship with life on both levels. It is the place of Ego to take the messages originating from the mystery communing, so to speak, with our body-mind, our unconscious mind, and relate those messages to the conscious-mind in ways that coordinate our life "between the worlds," in our work to align ourselves "with the Tao," that is to say, "with the mystery," for the good of ourselves and of the world as a whole. We live between conscious and unconscious for our own good and the good of the whole.