Perhaps the reason some of us are feeling a sense of loss and longing is that we are, as Black Elk informs us, living in the shadow world. Our reality on this side may only be the fleeting ghosts of a place that is more real somewhere else.
The sacred marriage of the lunar and solar consciousness, in mythological terms, results in the birth of the ‘child’ – a new integral consciousness arising within the collective human species that recognizes the sacredness of life.
I have come to regard the cosmos as not just the expression of mathematical equations, but as the play of lyrical forces that, like a living being, is intoxicated with love and wonder, and the joyful curiosity of adventure.
The neon tribes of the digital age are seeking alternative spiritual streams. There is something inherently magical about our technologies of connection and communication, which are now lending their hand to our unfolding cultural topographies.
Gnostic ideas are being gnawed over, processed, and consumed in ever more popular forms of culture. Perhaps through the loss of our gods we have had to become our own multiple gods, as we realized a need to fill a vacuum left by myth.