Our materialist civilization, in its lack of awareness of the reality of psychic forces and dynamics, continually brings forth unsuspected calamitous results from even its highest aspirations. It plays with dynamite and doesn’t even know enough to know the dangers it is  incurring. Read this quotation from The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, by Carl Jung.

“But our progressiveness, though it may result in a great many wish-fulfillments, piles up an equally gigantic Promethean debt which has to be paid off from time to time in the form of hideous catastrophes. For ages man has dreamed of flying, and all we have got for it is saturation bombing!”

 That was written more than half a century ago. Can anyone say that matters have improved in the intervening time?

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