Hello @jamesn.! I think you are spot on about propaganda influencing the projections that separate people from reality. That connects back to the Campbell clip you shared, where he describes how systems can separate us from ourselves, from our authenticity. Combine the two ideas and we have people separated from the reality of their own authenticity, and the authenticity of their own reality — which is perhaps another way to say they are separated from their souls.
Thank you for sharing that clip. Campbell sounds prescient there, especially in light of the people we keep seeing in the news who have been conditioned into senseless violence and aggression through some combination of propaganda and vulnerability. I hope they find their way back to their souls.