Myth, as I use it in this context, implies a force in the universe that is untamed and untamable, but which subsists on paradox. Myth teaches us that sovereign gods and sovereign institutions are partial, partial in the sense that they are biased, but when they begin to penetrate their biases, they also begin to transform their fear of the other, of others, of other parts, in a larger complex of wholeness. In this medium of transformation, the unconscious psyche is in dialogue --- in rich marvellous dialogue - with the conscious mind. And out of this arises the living ongoing momentum of the imaginative arts.
Harris, Wilson, Carnival of psyche: Jean Rhys's wide sargasso sea, Kunapipi, 2(2), 1980.