in reply to the above:
If contrary to narrative propaganda, our past was catastrophic - as experience of terrifying and terraforming series of events that gave rise to a 'consciousness' of defensive dissociation that effectively emulates or reenacts its archetypes, then we are self-generating and replicating our beginning (trauma) in our ending.
The assigning of powers to gods of Earth and Sky is itself a power of the mind or of the Word 'made flesh'. Or rather made manifest. Now we assign powers to a legion of derivatives.
The mythic archetypes structure the narrative mind. Science thinks to be above that in its Promethean ignorance and arrogance.
Perhaps we can agree that the 'Story' that is running is broken or bankrupt, exhausted and failing - no matter how ingeniously the same old themes are repackaged or rebranded to sell or suckle upon as if an escape from toxic debt.
No need to wait for a new story. Simply disinvest in allegiance to the 'same old' in any of its shape-shifting deceits - and bring willingness present in curiosity and desire.
Can we uncover living desire that is NOT fear-framed?
Can we embody or make manifest anything that is truly worthy of giving and receiving for its own sake and not as a means to get something from or get rid of something onto?
A mind in its own spin can think to make a heaven and find itself in hell.
Is there another source or basis for thought than what we are 'already thinking'?
Is 'hell' essentially a conviction in fully justified 'hate'?
Is there a Higher Court than our own judgemental convictions?
Is it possible to want to be 'right' over anything and everything else and prove it by destruction?
Wormtongue has set the mind in a dark place.
But only by willingness to listen and give allegiance there.
Wisdom comes to those who release their claim to know - in and of themself.
We are in this together - and all together in a common Cause.
But the perversion of a true desire sets a mind against its own function.