Saturday, 22 May 2010

Rural Roots

English country lane in Autumn.Image via Wikipedia
Following on from my previous blog, about the spiritual connection we naturally have with nature and therefore rural areas, I think This documentary is relevant. Carl Jung talked about racial memory, and how ancient pagan traditions have resonance in the psychology of their ancestors. Richard Rudgley makes similar speculations in this channel 4 documentary. Some say his arguments require jumps in logic in order to form tenuous conclusions. Despite this, no other program on British television deals with the pre-christian history of Northern Europe in as much detail, so fair play to him. I personally recommend his book Pagan Resurrection: A Force for Evil or the Future of Western Spirituality? which is about Odin's role in modern culture.It focuses on Jungian theories of recurring archetypes.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Post a Comment