Friday, January 13, 2017
What is the next great sacred mythic theme for the next great civilization?
I believe the next great sacred mythic theme for the next great civilization is the evolution of material life to supermaterial Godhood which will require the cooperation of a long-term culture and civilization.
This is the material/supermaterial Godhood of material life and evolution, this is not the spiritual non-material idea or ascetic experience of God. That first gnostic/religious glimpse of God can be retained but transformed in theological materialism. A great art and great culture, a great total civilization can rise out of this religious/scientific, sacred, mythic worldview, worthy of man and future man. The great Christian and scientific Western ethos can be synthesized with the sacred goal of life evolving in the material world on earth and out in to the cosmos toward supermaterial Godhood.
This sacred materialism is a world theme but it is also a deeply Western theme, and the defense of the West remains a principle concern. The East, led by Russia, has for the present, sunk back into the Traditionalist School which basically hates materialism, aggressively hates the West, hates science, but nevertheless seeks another form of orthodox imperialism. That is not a healthy theme for future man or future civilization, and it will not bring us to real Godhood.