If you haven't had the pleasure of reading or viewing Joseph Campbell, you are in for a wonderful treat. This link of 25 minutes and 46 seconds has a staggering number of insights available for your discernment. If you are of the Christian, Jewish, or Islamic faith, I would ask you to employ your "intellectual curiosity." If, after a fair hearing, you wish to dismiss the ideas outright, so be it. I do not ask you to believe, only to entertain the possibilities presented.