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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Thought of the Day - Election Year




The rituals of election year, more than Christmas, Hanukah, Easter, or any religious holiday, reminds us the world is organized by belief systems, fundamental to our existence, and that without them, we're challenged and alone. Even science has boundaries of what is known, and what is believed. And yet, the agony of finding new leaders, puts us through a process of questioning that very stratum, so we at times, forget who we are. Ancient Celtic myth celebrated this loss of self, with regicide, the ritual execution of one king in preparation for the next. [Graves] The king in Jungian psychology, represents the self. To discover who we are, we must first eliminate who we think we are, and that is painful.

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