"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Feb 20, 2010


Throughout the current series of posts, I've been referring to, and attempting to map, a process that might be called the “democratization of the archetypes.”

If we begin after the species had moved from being a collective or hive consciousness into self awareness, this process can be simply described as follows:

First we had gods. The gods were the creators of life and the arbitrators of reality. The very laws of Nature stemmed from them (they were these laws, embodied), and humanity could only subject itself to them gratefully, worshiping them blindly and praying for their favor. In a few, rare cases, an individual could embody these forces by aligning with them, thereby becoming one with them. These were the tales from which myths were born, stories of men becoming gods through a terrifying rite of passage by which they overcame the monstrous demons of their lower natures, and entered into active service to the divine.

Religion—as opposed to animism—began through storytelling...


At 3:03 PM , Blogger Zoro said...

This sounds a bit like an idea I've kicked around for 3 or 4 years, called "dumbing down." Usually rejected as heresy by thinking people, I still argue is one of the more effective planks of the 'way ahead.' Perhaps there is some value in 'levelling' haughty mental gymnastics in parallel with redistributing public and private wealth. It seems to me that, whilst I continue to lose my mind by staunching personal intellectual property that threatens to leak from every orifice, the more simple I become, the more friends I make, and with the seething stew inside, the meatier morsels I can spare for people whoever they are or prepared to listen and hear the threats from the very richest and most intellectually greedy.


At 5:32 PM , Blogger Indigobusiness said...


At 1:41 PM , Blogger Zoro said...

Not another fucking idiot.



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