“For the deepest passion of the Western mind has been to reunite with the ground of its own being. The driving impulse of the West’s masculine consciousness has been its dialectical quest not only to realize itself, to forge its own autonomy, but also, finally, to come to terms with the great feminine principle in life, and thus to rediscover its connection to the whole.” ~ Richard Tarnas
“This alchemical wedding is a coming home from the odyssey of the disembodied intellect that has driven the more dominant expression of the Western Mind. It is an overcoming of the mind-made Cartesian divide which made us believe that we are somehow separate from the ground of our being: life as a planetary process.
“As David Abram so aptly put it, “We are organs of this world, flesh of its flesh.” Now that our actions are beginning to threaten so much of our kin and our own species with untimely extinction, we are beginning to feel our carnal intimacy with the living Earth again — as we have done for most of our species’ history and as many indigenous cultures still do today. Life’s own will to survive is finally awakening in us. May we wake up to our larger self before it is too late!”
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