“Ghost Modernism” / Initiation, Shamanism, & Soul Recovery

“Basel Fastnacht” / Photo by Bertram Mouton


“Along with the feeling of dread for the advent of modernity . . . another important aspect of the modernist attitude — perhaps the most important aspect for our purposes –  is a turn to mythology and the deep past of the human being . . . a turn toward the chthonic realm of the gods and demigods, toward the realm of the dead, the spirit land of the so-called unconscious, and mythological cycles.”


 Lecture given at a meeting of the Section for the Literary Arts & Humanities of the School for Spiritual Science on February 24, 2024.