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Reply To: Who is the next Joseph Campbell?


Thanks Stephen, both colours woven back in the tapistry! And eloquent writing (#3432)  in doing so, for a non-english tongue to taste!

“Fill in the gap”, spoke this teacher to his class of castouts, in a mid- or south american based movie about fulfillment (mid 90’s?) trying to get them prepared for life and acceptable grades. And they invented or framed the conception of ‘zero’ first, centuries before the devastating western culture pressed them down, that ultimate indignity and shame. “What is minus ten    plus ten? It is your heratige!” Gears turned and eyes were opened. That was another JC proper. Coincidence of initials? Curious…

So, well observed, the need for another guru, saviour, king, emporer, tiran or whatever the definition, emerges in troubled times again and again. In the study of comparitive mythology this has been come forward all the time and brought us this abundance of tales and stories. After our recent deluge, the destruction of a previous world, the deck was reshuffled and from ’45 onwards the world was recreated without the flaws and errors from the past. Given the projected lifespan of mankind, after some 40 years the fatigue came around and new horizons, unbound, no governmental escort was needed anymore, exorbitantism would take care in the same sense but way more efficient. So, now 40 years later the yield from this infinity is harvested. Like 80 years ago, the most prosperous society is facing another famine, dragging down with its debts and treason all to nill, inevitable and unavoidable. Hail to the guru, saviour, king, emporer, tiran or whatever. Either way, submitting or revolting to this flow sheds fish dead downstream or living up to a unknown momentary coinciding pivot. That story of bliss.