Reply To: The Collapse of Our Civilization

  • Whit Blauvelt

    November 7, 2023 at 1:38 am

    Having read through the whole of The Master and The Matter, I don’t see that there’s anything like the full workup of Roman history that would be required to make a substantial case. McGilchrist’s argument seems more a suggestion than a proof.

    Volume II of The Matter consists largely of a brilliant collection of quotes from those in recent centuries who’ve observed that there’s much to our world beyond rational grasp — many of the quotes from those such as physicists who’ve extended the rational grasp towards its limits.

    Last week I badly bruised one hand, such that it was fully out of use for several days. I was surprised by how many normal acts require two hands. Is the health of a civilization then to be measured by which hand it favors, or is the important measure how well they work together? Are we best with either one the master, or with both in what Jung called the alchemical marriage?