Your Symptoms Are the GodsNeither God nor the gods are dead, but they seem to be disappearing because so few of us are capable of carrying on authentic relationships with them anymore.
The materialist delusion rules: Millions believe that nothing's real unless it can be perceived by the senses. Churches and temples are full of ethical people, but many of them have no clue about how to know or feel or converse with the divine intelligences.
What can the deities do, having been banished from our conscious knowing? Jung said they have no recourse but to worm their way into our lives as sickness and pathology. Repressed, they come in the back door.
Which of your maladies or pains might be gods in disguise? How might you get them to take off their masks and begin knocking on the front door?
(excerpted from the revised and expanded edition of Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia)
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