Curious how Anastasios & I sometimes seem to be thinking along parallel tracks. His current post is helpful to me. I obsess about this profound riddle & mystery (the one he describes).
This morning it occurred to me that the only way it makes sense (to me) is as something both 1) real - factual - in some unexplicable way, and 2) symbolic: a theatrical performance.
But Campbell, here, seems to help with the explication part. Myth as reality, in some fashion, anyway (in the Northrop Frye sense, maybe).
Religious or spiritual concepts & vocabulary, aided (in the face of doubt) by the "science" of art & storytelling.