As the complexity of modern life accelerates, it appears the moral and ethical foundations of Western culture are increasingly debased.
Personal responsibility is replaced by a superficial collectivist ideology that leaves ‘the people’ infantilized and ill informed.
How do we come to understand our place in a world of constant change, when it seems we are racing towards catastrophe?
How do we know what actions to take, not to simply prevent annihilation, but to thrive in a new era of history?
Other creatures know how to survive by virtue of their genetic programming.
Human beings learn how to be human through stories.
Stories passed on from generation to generation become the playbook for how to be a contributing member of any human society.
All human cultures create a mythology that unites, guides and provides meaning and purpose to its people.
A conscious connection to the Mother Archetype has been lost as Motherhood is devalued and images of women in popular culture exaggerate the most superficial aspects of femininity.
Eowyn’s mother has died of grief!
She has no close female role models.
She sees the only path to valor and meaning in her life is to emulate the warriors she admires.
The 21st century woman is set up to be interchangeable with men and to compete with men in masculine endeavors.
Men and women are equal in value but differently skilled.
The goal should be to honor in women the feminine virtue of strength through nurturance.
And to honor in men the virtue of strength in being valiant protectors of the Life Force.
Fortifying the innate structures of King/Warrior/Magician/Lover in men and the Queen/Female Warrior/Wisewoman/Lover in women can bring men and women together in mutuality and trust while celebrating their differences.
The Sword is an Ancient Symbol