Guys and Ghouls.
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The Christian alchemists tell us that when in our being we have completed the sacred marriage of opposites, of the male and the female, the sun and the moon, the dark and the light, the conscious and the unconscious, we become a sacred androgyne-child, free of reason's madness and the ego's frivolous gloom, free of all conscious and unconscious barriers and definitions, mysterious and complete as reality itself and one with its mystery in the ground of our perfected being.That deserves some pondering, don't you think?
Aging narcissists, which is what we're ruled by, are very dangerous people. As death approaches, their hunger for power and to prove their immortality gets more and more hysterical. They're willing to sacrifice more and more people on the altar of their own vanity. It's frightening to look at the majority of politicians and businessmen who rule the world because they are so clearly terrified. Their terror of losing power, and of death, makes them engines of destruction. Through this denial, they're even willing to institutionalize the death of the environment. This is the final paradox of narcissism, that it is willing to go on engineering total destruction in order to keep going and not have to face the shock and pain of truth; it will press the atomic button to keep alive its fiction of invincibility. It is as mad as that.See? Written for our times.