Just as the great personality acts upon society to liberate, to redeem, to transform, and to heal, so the birth of personality in oneself has a therapeutic effect. It ts as if a river that had run to waste in sluggish side-streams and marshes suddenly found its way back to its proper bed, or as . . . → Read More: Inner Voice and the Devolopment of Personality
And so, to return to our opening question: What is–or what is to be–the new mythology?
It is–and will forever be, as long as our human race exists–the old, everlasting, perennial mythology, in its “subjective sense,” poetically renewed in terms neither of a remembered past nor of a projected future, but of now: addressed, that . . . → Read More: What is–or what is to be–the new mythology?
It is my whole present thesis, consequently, that we are at this moment participating in one of the very greatest leaps of the human spirit to a knowledge not only of outside nature but also of our own deep inward mystery that has ever been taken, or that ever will or ever can be taken. . . . → Read More: Inward Journey Part IV.
Not only are socieities no longer attuned to the courses of the planets; sociology and physics, politics and astronomy are no longer understood to be departments of a single science. Nor is the individual interpreted (in the democratic West, at least) as an inseparable subordinate part of the organism of a state. What we know . . . → Read More: Inward Journey Part III.
“Can we not see,” remarks Dr. Laing in his commentary on the whole experience, “that this voyage is not what we need to be cured of, but that it is itself a natural way of healing our own appalling state of alienation called normality?”
Something much the same was the view, also, of both Dr. . . . → Read More: Inward journey of the mythological hero – Part II.