Quidnovi: The Path Less Traveled    
 The Path Less Traveled3 comments
picture26 Oct 2003 @ 23:31, by Quidnovi

Illustration: Scott Mutter, The Escalator

"Each entered the forest at a point they, themselves, had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path."



One of the themes of the Grail romance is that the land, the country, the whole territory of concern has been laid waste. It is called a wasteland. And what is the nature of the wasteland? It is a land where everybody is doing as other people do, doing as they're told, with no courage for their own lives. That is the wasteland. (The one T.S. Eliot meant in his poem The Waste Land).

In a wasteland the surface does not represent the actuality of what it is supposed to be representing, and people are living inauthentic lives.

---Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth


[< Back] [Quidnovi]

Category:  

3 comments

2 Jan 2005 @ 22:47 by newdawn : wow
what a stunning image! Touches the heart  


3 Jan 2005 @ 02:25 by b : It is nice to see you back
I wish you a happy new year Quidnovi.  


3 Jan 2005 @ 16:59 by astrid : I love your ...
description /definition of WASTELAND, the proverbial ( read: Biblical ) "Valley of Death" !  


Other entries in
23 Aug 2003 @ 17:14: The Undiscovered Country
13 Jul 2003 @ 21:39: Can Enlightenment Save the World?
1 Jul 2003 @ 22:36: All that is not given is lost
6 Apr 2003 @ 13:20: Proxima estacion ¬°ESPERANZA!
27 Mar 2003 @ 22:28: Zionist Rabbi Questions "Official" Assertions about Reborn Anti-Semitism
17 Mar 2003 @ 16:32: Elegy for Rachel Corrie: the choice is Life!
14 Mar 2003 @ 09:24: In every generation, Pharaoh
1 Mar 2003 @ 13:19: One Story About Healthy Community



[< Back] [Quidnovi] [PermaLink]?