Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The mythopoetic lords of our world

Subconscious energy percolating through the mythic symbols of our minds creates reality around us. Our vital energy, the libido, is biological, however the way we use it is defined by enculturation, which happens via internalsing myths in the form of fairy-tales, religion, social norms, life-stories, common sense, stereotypes, etc. Whoever creates the symbols controls what we do with our lives, by channelling the libido for particular purposes. 

People raised on the symbols cooked up in corporate meeting rooms and newsrooms are virtual puppets of whatever ideology is prevailing: consumerism, nationalism, anti-intellectualism.

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