It’s my assertion that JP has decided how things are based on his wounds, fears, and shadow. He’s then constructed an intellectual sounding framework that makes that sound somewhat plausible, at least at first blush. However, if you look in depth at all, it’s clearly full of holes, as with the mythology aspect you touched on here. Nothing else explains why someone so clearly intelligent regularly ignores important pieces of the puzzle when they don’t fit in with his framework.
Those who resonate strongly with his outlook have the same kinds of wounds and fears. He makes their insecurities feel like a holy crusade (which feels good) rather than like a place that needs attention (which feels bad). It’s a really interesting sociological phenomenon. Too bad it’s leading so many young men down such a skewed path.
Also, as a woman with a simulataneous lifetime commitment to two different men, I appreciate you pointing out that love and the expression of that do not fit into neat little boxes.