The Recovery of Soul in the Wreckage called Western Culture
According to some writers and psychologists, Western culture is in neurosis and has been living in its shadow-side for most of this century. For instance, W.B. Yeats and Carl Jung saw our culture resting in the Sidpa Bardo as described in The Tibetan Book of the Dead ‘the lowest realm of hellish apparitions and wrathful deities. Jose Arguelles believes that WWI pushed humanity’s psyche into the dark side, while Mark Epstein is convinced that the bomb at Hiroshima broke the planet’s crust and took us to the underworld.