belief/religion/ritual *keep real* feeling *from happening*. They also keep truth from happening. They keep spontaneity and authenticity from happening. Therefore, when religion breaks down, all truth is liable to break loose.

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*When Tradition & Religion Break Down, All Truth Is Liable to Break Out: The Center of the Onion Is Nothing…The Last Secret to Be Told Is That There Is No Secret.*

the normal explanation of ritual/religion/beliefs and their relation to feeling, by the way. The traditional explanation is that without such ritual/religion/belief people are left at the mercy of their aggressive and incestuous inner natures. Thus, when religion breaks down, all hell breaks loose — and then the situation in urban America is usually pointed to, to bear this out.

However my interpretation is that belief/religion/ritual *keep real* feeling *from happening*. They also keep truth from happening. They keep spontaneity and authenticity from happening. Therefore, when religion breaks down, all truth is liable to break loose.

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And this is bound to be a bit disruptive at first — as it is true that any dam that holds a river in check is going to see that river explode across the countryside at first until it finally comes to rest in its normal stable peaceful courseway!

*Science As Myth, Part Two — The Elders’ “New Clothes” and the Abuse of Authority: Initiation, Ritual, and Brutality Are the Ways Elders Wield Power in Cultures*

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About sillymickel

Activist, psychotherapist, pre- and perinatal psychologist, author, and environmentalist. I seek to inspire others to our deeper, more natural consciousness, to a primal, more delightful spirituality, and to taking up the cause of saving life on this planet, as motivated by love.
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