2016 isn’t the culprit. The mythologies we’ve used as a global culture are collapsing around us. Where do we look to find new ones?
centuries, even millennia, humans have believed that a conflict exists in the
human mind — a conflict between
good and evil. But this isn't true. Good and evil are just the result of the
conflict, because the real conflict is between the truth and lies.
The artwork you find at cemeteries is breathtaking. One only needs to visit Paris or New Orleans to enjoy. A cemetery should be a quiet place for reflection. That said, I somehow think we owe it to those residing there to interact. I'm never superstitious or afraid to respectfully walk over the grass or touch someone's headstone. I truly believe they enjoy the company.
Mary's ability to reproduce asexually occurred through divine intervention, but today we are able to create new life through human intervention. Sex and reproduction have been uncoupled, troubling commonly held and often heterosexist notions of gender, sexuality, family, and kinship.
Money could be seen as an exteriorized soul to be locked away so that our bodies acquire magical invulnerability. But it need not be hidden away — it can be circulated and "beget" itself endlessly in usury. It constitutes humanity's one really totally successful experiment in magic: